Lake Shumway

Location: North Central Minnesota
Trip Starts: Lake Shumway
Trip Ends: Lake Shumway
Total Distance: 2.1 miles
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Trails Used: Lake Shumway Trail
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Day or Overnight Hike
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Savannah Portage State Park


Savannah Portage was a vital land link between the St. Louis River and the Mississippi River watersheds and it was used for centuries by the native Americans before the white man arrived in mass in the 1760’s to trade furs. The portage joined the heavily traveled canoe route from Lake Superior to the Upper Mississippi via a savannah, which means open grassland with an expanse of marsh grass. Savannah Portage State Park is named for this six mile portage and it has a system of trails and backcountry campsites within its boundaries. This hike around Lake Shumway is one of the numerous hiking opportunities in the park and it is an easy and enjoyable walk starting and ending at the park campground.

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