Where to go: Hike the trails or paddle on the Mississippi river for a view of old growth white pine, oaks and maples. Pack a favorite lunch, relax and unwind at the picnic grounds along the river bank. Schoolcraft offers only day use in the Fall, Winter and Spring. The campground is closed 9/2/13 through 5/7/14.
What you'll see: The trees are bare now, only tamarack bogs offer a view of golden color.
Also of interest: The Mississippi River is a great flyway for canadian geese, ducks and swans. Often they can be viewed from the hiking trails along the riverway.Last updated: October 24, 2013
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9042 Schoolcraft Lane NE
Take State Highway 6 to County Road 28 west (turns into 65 W), then north on County Road 74.
For information on this park, contact Scenic State Park at 218-743-3362.