Lake Vermilion and Land of the Voyageurs
The French Voyageur, the Chippewa, and the Fur Trader at one time existed in this area where the glacial flow of nature formed the land and waters out of a dim and misty past. The beauty the glacier left behind is excelled in few places in America. Vermilion, “Lake of the Glowing Red Sunset” as named by the Chippewa, is commonly regarded among the three most beautiful lakes in the country—a lake 40 miles long, with 1300 miles of shoreline, and dotted with 365 wooded islands. As you might expect, the area abounds with wildlife—ranging from deer, wolves, bears, and moose, to foxes, beavers, and otters.