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Trout Lake Rd/County Road 60

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The Trout Lake Road / County Rd 60 loop is a lovely drive, with beautiful sugar maple-lined sections of the road, often with their canopies meeting overhead. The mixed landscape give multiple perspectives of fall colors. Most impressive during the early maple season, you will drive under canopies of maple trees – almost tunnel like as well as have views of distant hillsides and adjacent forests. This drive provides a few side stops, too.

The road passes directly along the south shore of Mink Lake with views across the lake to the low fall-color patchwork hillside on the north. Want to stop for a longer views or a picnic? The Mink Lake Public Access is 500 feet north of the Trout Lake Road. Another picnic, hiking, camping stop is the Kimball Lake Campground which is about 500 feet to the south of Trout Lake Rd. Watch for the federal campground sign. And the more adventuresome can drive the one-mile steep Bogus Lake Road through maples to some peek-a-boo views.

You can drive this clockwise or counterclockwise. TIP – in the morning drive counterclockwise, and choose clockwise in the afternoon to keep the sun at your back for part of the time.

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Close to Grand Marais | In the Woods | Picturesque | Varied Landscape


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