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Old 04-07-2015, 09:33 PM   #15
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You should go. The BWCA and surrounding area's are beautiful and calming. If you are into food, go to the "New Scenic View" Café on old Hwy 61 (revisited . Also, try some smoked lake trout from the area.

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Old 04-07-2015, 09:51 PM   #16
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Love, love Northern MN!

Missing the point here folks. Northern MN is a great place to be and damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! Don't let some pesky bugs stop you! There are places to see and people to meet that can't be missed. Listen to Cheryl Wheeler's Alice and you will get a taste of what might be there for you.Sandy
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When we visited Yellowstone a few years ago, there was a lot of standing water; and we found that jeans and a long-sleeved hoodie worked pretty good for mosquito protection. Luckily, it was cool enough there that we could wear these all day. -- Does this work in Minnesota?
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It really depends. We spent one weekend at Ham Lake Campground when it had rained heavily the week before. Nights were still and calm and our campsite was close to a long row of bushes. Bugs were awful and I couldn't get my kids to come out of the camper after dusk, and it was humid enough that they were bad even during the day to the point where it wasn't any fun walking down to the river.

In contrast, at Whitewater State Park and the surrounding area, mosquitoes are usually nonexistent and only a minor problem when present.

The local topography, weather, and campground layout all make a huge difference. I've lived almost all my life in Minnesota. On my stick house we have an open deck that is elevated about 8' above grade. The height and open space around it reduces the bug problem to a minor nuisance. When my family had a lake cabin, we had a screen porch, which was the only way we could be "outside" in the evening on still wet nights.

Is it worth it to see the area? Well, sure, we do all the time. Just plan ahead and bring bug spray, and avoid the worst times and places.
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Mosquitos are present everywhere but desert climates and their habits are similar. They prefer early morning and late evening, like dense, shadowy cover. If you're in these conditions, long sleeves and jeans offer good protection. Chemical repellants are most probably harmful to you, we never use them.

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Hi Steve,

Duluth has great food. Try Grandma's Restaurant and get the wild rice soup. You can see the Aerial Lift Bridge right there too. The entire drive up The North Shore of Lake Superior is spectacular. Must see places: Split Rock Light House, Gooseberry Falls, Grand Marais and more. Check it out. Also, stop in Castle Danger, MN at Splashing Rock Restaurant in The Grand Superior Lodge and get their wild rice soup -- it's excellent too. Then, you can compare the two. There is a paved bike trail for large sections of The North Shore. And there are many Forest Service Roads good for biking too just up from the lake where you may see black bear, moose, and if you are really lucky, timber wolves.

Yes, there are lots of mosquitos -- land of 10,000 lakes, so bring bug spray. You can even buy a netted hat there that will protect your face from them.

Enjoy your trip!
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Missing the point here folks. Northern MN is a great place to be and damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead! Don't let some pesky bugs stop you! There are places to see and people to meet that can't be missed. Listen to Cheryl Wheeler's Alice and you will get a taste of what might be there for you.Sandy

Shhhhhhhh (you're missing the point)...we want to keep the hoards away from one of my very favorite areas in the world.

As Elmer Fudd would say, "be veeeeeeewwwey quiet..."
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When it's 90° and 90% it's tough to wear anything long. Pants, shirts, hoodies, and the like wont be very comfortable.
I would suggest you come during the best seasons which are before the 1st of June or after the 1st of September.
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When it's 90° and 90% it's tough to wear anything long. Pants, shirts, hoodies, and the like wont be very comfortable.
I would suggest you come during the best seasons which are before the 1st of June or after the 1st of September.
That's fine,,,since I always go in July and August.
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Growing up we would spend 3 weeks annually up at a ma & pa resort near Longville. Loved that it never got dark till 10 pm or so during July and Aug. We did this for 10 years so we got to know the biting bugs well. We had a northwestern view of Woman lake and in the evening we could literally see the flat clouds of mosquitoes coming across the lake. That's when we went inside to escape being bitten. After a couple hours it would get cool enough to light the wood stove that we had in the cabin. By that time the wave of mosquitoes had passed and they pretty much quit bitting.

I'd love to go back to the area but in many cases I've found the local campgrounds or resorts with cabins and trailer hookups only seem to cater to seasonal RV use rather than folks like me who would like to stay a week or two. Most of the ma & pa resort owners have sold out and many of the cabins have been sold off individually as private vacation residences. Don't know if I will ever get to see that area again unless I want to rent a cabin. Interesting in that my last trip up there the cabin we stayed at (1977) was $150 weekly. Now that same cabin is around $150 daily.

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I grew up there. Sometimes, the mosquitoes are INSANE. The rest of the time they're just maddening.
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Growing up we would spend 3 weeks annually up at a ma & pa resort near Longville. Jack
Jack - Our family cabin was in Longville! On Long Lake, just north of town. Fun times.
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Mosquitos are present everywhere but desert climates and their habits are similar. They prefer early morning and late evening, like dense, shadowy cover. If you're in these conditions, long sleeves and jeans offer good protection. Chemical repellants are most probably harmful to you, we never use them.

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Maybe Minnesota skeeters are not as hungry as the ones I grew up with in Miami, Fla, but I distinctly remember running as fast as I could to get off a trail in the Everglades and back to the car because they were biting me through my jeans.

When my husband and I were dating, we couldn't afford to go anywhere, so we walked around my neighborhood and risked being carried off by the mosquitoes. When the DDT spray truck pumped slowly by, we would rotate in the mist and finally get some relief from the miserable critters.

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Northern Minnesota is a beautiful and diverse area. I've found that if you stay fairly close to Lake Superior the bugs are not a concern. You won't be able to dive into the lake unless it is one of the hottest of days and even then your heart might stop from the shock of the cold water! It's refreshing. I prefer May and June while cooler there are less Mosquitos than in July and August. Be sure to take the old scenic highway along the lake from Duluth to Two Harbors - stop at Russ Kendall's smoked fish and the Great Lakes candy store. Spend time in Grand Marais and check out the many scenic hiking trails.
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