Brule - St Croix Portage

Solon Springs, Wisconsin

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For centuries humans have sought this passage between two rivers flowing opposite directions, north to Superior and south to the Mississippi. Consider the Native Americans, and the European explorers who followed, as you hike through woods and wetlands to find this historical portage point. French explorer Daniel Greysolon Sieur du Lhut, Duluth’s namesake, was the first to make a record of his passage over this trail in 1680. His story mentions cutting through one hundred beaver dams on the Bois Brule River. He may have been the first to leave a written account, but it seems reasonable to believe that he learned of the route from Native Americans who had used it for some time.
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by Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski (Falcon Guides)

For centuries humans have sought this passage between two rivers flowing opposite directions, north to Superior and south to the Mississippi. Consider the Native Americans, and the European explorers who followed, as you hike through woods and wetlands to find this historical portage point.

French explorer Daniel Greysolon Sieur du Lhut, Duluth’s namesake, was the first to make a record of his passage over this trail in 1680. His story mentions cutting through one hundred beaver dams on the Bois Brule River. He may have been the first to leave a written account, but it seems reasonable to believe that he learned of the route from Native Americans who had used it for some time.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Kevin Revolinski/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Solon Springs
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Spring through Fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: North Country Trail Association, Brule St. Croix Chapter" rel="nofollow">Chapter" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Chapter" rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">rel="nofollow">Chapter, www.northcountrytrail.org/bsc
Local Maps: USGS Bennett; Brule River State Forest trail map; North County Segment trail map
Driving Directions: Directions to Brule - St. Croix Portage

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