In the June issue of MotorHome magazine, our yearlong Find Your Adventure series leaves the heat of summer behind with a visit to northern Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park.
While that MotorHome magazine feature story covers the many high points of this park on the Canadian border, it only hints at one of the more unusual sights you’ll find waiting for you in and around the minor metropolis of International Falls.
You see, for reasons we can’t quite explain, this area is big on larger-than-life-statues. Like the 26-foot likeness of Smokey Bear in the town park (remember, only you can prevent forest fires!), complete with shovel and singed paws that were one of the key attributes of the actual bear cub that grew to be the U.S. Forest Service’s iconic mascot.
Add an equally tall mountain man and the super-sized leaping walleye (don’t miss your chance to have your picture taken riding this “game” fish) on the way to Voyageurs National Park’s Rainy Lake visitor center, and you have the makings of a curious but amusing trend.