This Special Minnesota Monument is Modeled After Famous Florida Landmark
If you've ever traveled to Key West, Florida, I'm sure you've encountered the iconic red, black and yellow buoy that sits on the "Southernmost Point of the Continental United States."
However, we want to know if you've ever visited (or even heard of) Minnesota's lesser-known buoy? You know, the one that marks the Northernmost point of the continental United States.
That's right. The most Northern point of the 48 contiguous states is in Minnesota, but it's not nearly as familiar as the iconic Key West monument, and that could be because it is a bit of a challenge to reach.
This beautiful buoy can be found in Angle Inlet, Minnesota. The only overland access is through Canada. According to Wiki Voyage, visitors can follow the Trans Canada Highway (MB-1) to MB-308 South to MB-525 East. Travelers will then have to stop at a unique unstaffed border crossing at Jim's Corner before continuing back into the U.S. on Winter Road.
Of course, if you do not want to cross international borders, visitors can travel by boat across Lake of the Woods. The voyage includes 25 miles of open water travel, which at times is rather rough and wavy. In fact, small leisure boats are not recommended for the journey. Occasionally, charter or water taxis take passengers from the mainland for a reasonable fee.
Another option is traveling an ice road by snowmobile. Riders can arrive at the Northwest Angle from Warroad, Minnesota, in 45 minutes or so.
So, the question is, are you brave enough to voyage to the most northern part of the contiguous United States?