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Lake of the Woods (French: lac des Bois) is a lake occupying parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba and the U.S. state of Minnesota. It separates a small land area of Minnesota from the rest of the United States. The Northwest Angle and the town of Angle Township can only be reached from the rest of Minnesota by crossing the lake or by traveling through Canada. The Northwest Angle is the northernmost part of the contiguous United States. Its "northwesternmost point" served as a problematic landmark in treaties defining the international border. Lake of the Woods is fed by the Rainy River, Shoal Lake, Kakagi Lake and other smaller rivers. The lake drains into the Winnipeg River and then into Lake Winnipeg. Ultimately, its outflow goes north through the Nelson River to Hudson Bay. Lake of the Woods is over 70 miles (110 km) long and wide, and contains more than 14,552 islands and 65,000 miles (105,000 km) of shoreline. It would amount to the longest coastline of any Canadian lake, except that the lake is not entirely within Canada. Lake of the Woods is also the sixth largest freshwater lake located (at least partially) in the United States, after the five Great Lakes. The lake's islands provide nesting habitat for the piping plover and large numbers of American white pelicans. There are also several hundred nesting pairs of bald eagles in this area. Lake of the Woods, a translation of the original French name lac des Bois, was so named from its wooded setting. However, it may have been a mistranslation of the Indian name. "The earliest name we find the lake known by is that given by Verandrye in his journey in 1731. He says it was called Lake Minitie (Cree Ministik) or Des Bois. (1) The former of these names, Minitie, seems to be Ojibway, and to mean Lake of the Islands, probably referring to the large number of islands found in the northern half of the lake. The other name (2) Lac des Bois, or Lake of the Woods, seems to have been a mis-translation of the Indian name (ojibway) by which the Lake was known."

Lake of the Woods is a large, freshwater lake in Northwestern Ontario. It covers 6,898 square kilometres (2,663 sq mi) and is the ninth largest lake in Canada. The lake has more than 14,000 islands and is dotted with over 1,600 coves. It is located about halfway between the Manitoba and Minnesota borders. The lake's name comes from the abundance of wooded areas near its shores.

The lake has a long and rich history. It was an important transportation route for Native Americans and early European settlers. The first Europeans to see the lake were French fur traders in 1659. The area around the lake was a popular destination for American vacationers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Today, Lake of the Woods is a popular fishing destination. The lake is home to walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, smallmouth bass, and many other fish species. There are also several resorts and campgrounds around the lake.

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Lake of the Woods, ON, Canada

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Starting Point

The start of the trails at the Lake of the Woods in Ontario can be accessed by travelling to Kenora, Ontario. From there, take Highway 17 west until you reach the community of Sioux Narrows. Turn left onto Highway 71 and drive for approximately 10 kilometres until you reach the community of Vermilion Bay. Turn right onto Highway 627 and drive for approximately 5 kilometres until you reach the community of Morson. Turn left onto Highway 599 and drive for approximately 2 kilometres until you reach the community of Lake of the Woods. The start of the trails can be found on the east side of the lake.

Why visit Lake of the Woods

The Lake of the Woods is a beautiful, serene place to visit in Ontario. It's a great spot for fishing, swimming, boating, and kayaking. The scenery is stunning, and it's a great place to relax and enjoy nature. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars in the area, so you can enjoy a meal or a drink while taking in the views.

Is Lake of the Woods in Ontario a good place for the whole family?

Lake of the Woods is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone busy, and the scenery is beautiful.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Lake of the Woods in Ontario are fishing, boating, and swimming. Some other activities to consider are hiking, camping, and bird watching.

Fishing, boating, swimming, and camping are some of the best activities to do near Lake of the Woods. The area is also known for its beautiful scenery and wildlife.

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Heron - Nestled in the heart of the forest, The Blue Heron is a hidden gem that offers a unique dining experience.

2. The Boathouse - Situated on the edge of the lake, The Boathouse offers stunning views and a delicious menu.

3. The Lighthouse - Tucked away on a small island, The Lighthouse is a charming spot for a romantic dinner.

4. The Log Cabin - Surrounded by nature, The Log Cabin is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet meal.

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