The Park is located 7 miles north on Hwy. 21 overlooking Lake Bemidji. I recommend walking along the Bog Trail. This trail is a boardwalk that wanders through marsh land until you get to Big Bog Lake. If you look closely you'll see wild orchids growing and wild lady slippers along Bog Trail.Check out my travelogue for Lake Bemidji State Parkmore
Northern Minnesota is populated by many Native Americans. They own vast tracts of land and maintain fishing rights on many lakes--some exclusively.I'm not sure what to make of the Indian on the right--it looks a bit like a caricature. But if it was deemed to be offensive by local Native American populations I would guess that it would have been...more
My nomadic lawyerly travels have never brought me so far afield such as I've had to argue a case at this courthouse. It will cost the client plenty if I ever have to. But what a beautiful building. It is nice that many of these treasures are still around and still used for the purpose for which they were built.more
Do you know anyone that does not enjoy a sunset? What is it about the sun going down that quickens the blood. Is it the anticipation of a new day or is it the excitement that night brings. In evolutionary terms, we are not far removed from people who had to brave the dangers of the night. Who would live to see the morning was always a pertinent...more
Do people outside of the U.S. (or outside of Minnesota for that matter) know about the legend of the mighty lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his loyal sidekick Babe, the great blue ox?from www.newnorth.net/~bmorren/bunyan.html:Paul and BabePaul rescued Babe, as a calf, from drowning during the Winter of Blue Snow. Babe grew to be twenty-four axe handles...more
BSU is the only university situated along the shoreline of a lake in Minnesota. It is a truly beautiful campus with the lake & soaring pine trees. They even rent canoes, mountain bikes, and camping equpiment so people can really experience the outdoors. BSU also has some outstanding & unique programs...a wonderful school!more
This is a coffee house and I felt at home here. The staff is very friendly and personable. I chose this one and none of the others because they didn't have that pretentious log cabin look about it and they have free internet access but request that you keep it to a 20 minute minimum.more
This is a nice Irish pub located at 310 Beltrami Ave. My waitress looked like the actress Kate Winslet and enjoyed telling her so. It seems that all the staff seemed to be very people friendly. I did not notice any meal on the menu more than $9.95. That price range is great. I was in the mood for something light so I ordered a cold ham sandwich...more
Very cozy place with plush carpeting and a fireplace. The dinner prices range from a burger at $6.95 the lobster and the current market value. They also serve gourmet pizza which I have heard are very good but on my visit, I kept it simple by having a mushroom and swiss burger and a glass of iced tea.They have a complete wine and beer list. They...more
Here you can buy the red and black plaid wool coat that Paul Bunyan wears but they also sell wool socks, blankets, throws (for chairs), winter scarves, flannel shirts, ect. It's a staple in Bemidji.
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Photo Equipment: There are acres and acres of beautiful forest and miles and miles of wonderful shoreline to capture on film, so don't forget your camera!
About 15 miles east of Bemidji on Hwy. 2. Take the Scenic Highway (Hwy 39) to Blackduck. Here's my travelogue on Chippewa National Forest. And believe me, I have barely scratched the surface, stop at the many Visitor Information stops to learn more about the things you can see here. or check out their web site. Check out my travelogue for Chippewa...more
Attend Bemidji State University!! Go Beavers!!
Fondest memory: Bemidji State University is the only University that is situated along the shores of a lake...it is truly a beautiful campus with the lake and tall trees. It has some very outstanding and unique programs.