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Native American Frog Bay Tribal National Park - Travel Wisconsin

Updated on February 12, 2017
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I was born and raised in the a beautiful wilderness area with lush forests and enjoy living there presently.

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5 stars for Native American Frog Bay Tribal National Park

It Is A Sign Of Things To Come At The Trail's End

Frog Bay Tribal National Park Sign with a picture of Frog Bay Beach on Lake Superior on it.
Frog Bay Tribal National Park Sign with a picture of Frog Bay Beach on Lake Superior on it. | Source
Pristine forest trail with the rays of sunlight shining through the trees.
Pristine forest trail with the rays of sunlight shining through the trees. | Source

Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Native American Indians

I am pleased to write about Frog Bay Tribal National Park (FBTNP), which I visited in October of 2013. Still, when I look at my pictures, the restful spirit of this place seems to return to me with its own particular joy. I look forward to the day that I may return once again to this unique place of reverence and solicitude. Each person that visits is invited to enjoy and care for the land as an individual trust along with the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is a sovereign band of Ojibwe Native American Indians that owns the land.

Sometimes, things come full circle in a wonderful way, as though it were meant to be since the beginning of time for the conservation of wildlife and for the people of a nation to take pride in.

Frog Bay Tribal National Park holds the honor of being the first of it's kind, a tribal national park in the United States and is located along the shore of Lake Superior on the Red Cliff Indian Reservation in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. By any standard, this eighty-nine acre parcel of land would be considered small for a National Park. However, the grandeur of this area is remarkable and quite spectacular in a quiet spirited sort of way that embraces the soul. Size becomes insignificant, except for the need to walk gently on this land in order to conserve it for generations to come.

This will be a virtual tour for you to read and see photos of the pristine national park.

A Lake Superior Beach

Frog Bay Beach
Frog Bay Beach | Source

Quiet beauty will arrest you as you pause to take in the quiet wonders of this pristine boreal forest.

As you walk along the forest floor, you will notice a soft or spongy feel that is due to years of accumulated leaf fall, it will put a spring in your step!

Walk through the forest with me along gentle nature trails and I will take you to see Frog Bay Beach on the shore of beautiful Lake Superior.

At The Parking Area

Forest in fall colors
Forest in fall colors | Source

A Pristine Primordial Forest

Frog Bay Tribal National Park encompasses a pristine primordial forest that is considered, in itself, to be globally significant. But there is more, the park is further embellished by a quarter mile stretch of undeveloped Frog Bay beach on the south shore of Lake Superior. Lake Superior is the largest fresh water lake by area in the world. This is a prime piece of real estate, but to the Red Cliff Band of Chippewa, it holds a much larger significance than its land value.

This highly memorable National Park has an equally special story that goes along with it. There almost seems to have been an unseen pact between the land and those that have owned it to leave it as it is. The land has remained untouched by development for decades.

Many years ago, this piece of property fell out of the hands of the Red Cliff Band of Chippewa. The people of Red Cliff had longed to regain this and other properties on the reservation that fell to outside ownership. I would guess that many prayers and offerings were made in this regard.

Welcome sign at Frog Bay
Welcome sign at Frog Bay | Source

The First Tribal National Park in the United States

The sign reads: WELCOME TO THE FIRST TRIBAL NATIONAL PARK IN THE UNITED STATES.

The intent of this conservation property is to permanently protect a pristine example of transitional boreal forest and undeveloped Lake Superior shoreline. These lands have been restored to tribal ownership by the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, who are opening the doors of this special place for all to visit and experience.Please respect and appreciate the unique honor to enter tribal lands — a natural gem to be enjoyed by all.

Boreal Forest

Frog Bay Forest
Frog Bay Forest | Source

David and Marjorie Johnson

Fortunately, this parcel of land was acquired by David and Marjorie Johnson. A portion was acquired in an auction and adjoining property was purchased outright with hopes of a profit in the future. The Johnson’s would enjoy visits to the property, but never felt comfortable in developing it in any way. In fact, initially the property was only accessible by water.

Eventually a neighboring land owner sold road access to the Johnsons. It was as though the Johnsons were holding the land in trust for a greater reason, which was culminated in the dedication and public opening of Frog Bay Tribal National Park on August 03, 2012.

Marjorie had gone on to eternity but was remembered by David, who dedicated the park in her memory as part of the ceremony. The Johnsons had donated half the value of the property, which was to be conserved forever with no development, returning it to the hands of the Red Cliff Band of Chippewa. The total value of the land had multiplied many times over the years, this was a very generous gift.

The other half of the purchase price was negotiated through grants, working with the Bayfield Regional Conservancy and the Apostle Island Area Community Fund. For all involved, it seemed a labor of love.

Boreal Forest
Boreal Forest | Source

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Surrounded By Nature

The parking area is quite small and hints at the need to be diligent in walking gently upon the paths.

  • Nature surrounds you as you step out of your car in the parking area.
  • Pack out what you pack in.
  • Treat the land with reverence.
  • Leave only your footsteps as you go.

Miigwech

Frog Bay Sign with a picture of a Northern Leopard Frog.
Frog Bay Sign with a picture of a Northern Leopard Frog. | Source

Thank You

Signs will remind you to respect park boundaries.

You will have the opportunity to support Frog Bay National Park with a donation container in the parking area.

  • Miigwech means Thank You!

Byway

Forest entrance pathway.
Forest entrance pathway. | Source

A Road Less Traveled

As I walked along, I turned around to gaze at the roadway, it is definitely a road less traveled. No vehicle traffic is allowed by park visitors past the parking lot.

Moss Covered Log

Moss covered log
Moss covered log | Source

Listen To The Quiet

As I got out of the car and began walking down the roadway path of the forest entrance, I stopped a few moments to listen to the quiet. There were no sounds of engines or other human noise.

The quiet sounds of the nature walk brought an immediate restfulness, a refreshing quieting to my soul. There was a gentle harmony with all around me. I was reminded of the words to a favorite hymn from my childhood:

“This is my Father’s world,

and to my listening ears all nature sings,

and round me rings the music of the spheres."


The Walk From The Parking Area

Frog Bay Tribal National Park Nature Trail
Frog Bay Tribal National Park Nature Trail | Source

It is a short walk along this byway to get to the entrance of the park into the forest

Directions

Wood sign in forest points to the Beach and N. Ravine.
Wood sign in forest points to the Beach and N. Ravine. | Source

Through The Forest

We chose the path through the forest to the beach. A sense of anticipation rose in me to discover the wonders of the beautiful park.

  • There are walking sticks made available for visitors to use.
  • A good walking stick is always nice to have on uneven terrain.

Fall Is A Beautiful Time To Visit The Park

Wooden steps in boreal forest.
Wooden steps in boreal forest. | Source

Wooden steps have been added from the roadway up into the forest to make the entry easier for people to visit and to minimize breakdown of the entrance due to foot traffic.

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Forest Trail

Frog Bay Tribal National Park Path Through Forest
Frog Bay Tribal National Park Path Through Forest | Source

Transitional Boreal Forests of Wisconsin

The boreal forests of Wisconsin are considered to be transitional, which means they may have a mix of trees common in both more northern and southern boreal forests. Boreal forests were once found around the world, almost continuously in a line of northern climates that have long winter months with temperatures below freezing, as well as a shorter summers with four distinctive seasons.

Walking through the forest on nature trail.
Walking through the forest on nature trail. | Source

List of Trees In Boreal Forest

I took several pictures that include leaf cover that gives you the idea of the rich variety of trees in this forest. The canopy stretching high above, includes a diversity of old growth trees that include:

  • Hemlock ( Tsuga )
  • White Spruce
  • White Birch
  • Yellow Birch
  • Cedar
  • Maple
  • White Pine
  • Balsam Fir

Frog Bay Tribal National Park on the shore of Lake Superior

Hiking trail to the shore of Lake Superior.
Hiking trail to the shore of Lake Superior. | Source

Frog Bay Tribal National Park consists of a transitional old growth boreal forest. Generally it would be darker than my pictures reveal due to heavy canopy cover. However, my pictures were taken in mid October when many leaves had already fallen, allowing for more light.

  • Leaves on the ground reveal the deciduous tree population quite nicely.
  • I understand that the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa plan to feature the forest for educational purposes and will be identifying many of the trees and plants with their English and Ojibway names, as well as their cultural and medicinal values.

Scenic View of Frog Bay

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View of Oak, Stockton, Hermit and Basswood Islands
View of Oak, Stockton, Hermit and Basswood Islands | Source

View of Lake Superior at Frog Bay

The view was breathtaking when I arrive at the shore of Lake Superior at Frog Bay. As I stood on the beach of Frog Bay, I was enchanted by the beauty of this picture perfect setting. The shoreline is sheltered right across the bay by Oak Island, which is one of five Apostle Islands that can be seen from this vantage point.

Basswood, Hermit and Stockton Islands can be seen if you look to your right. As you turn left, you will see Raspberry Island in the distance. The islands are part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. We were standing here in a haven of delights. A perfect place to continue your meditative journey that will leave you enriched in spirit, soul and body.

Remember, that while you are visiting, you will be a steward of the land, along with the people of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa a band of the Ojibwe Native American Indians and you can help with their expenses by donating to the upkeep of the park. Miigwech!

 View of Oak and Raspberry Islands from Frog Bay
View of Oak and Raspberry Islands from Frog Bay | Source

92310 Road

92310 Frog Bay Road Sign
92310 Frog Bay Road Sign | Source

When you see this red and white road sign, you will know that you are just about to the parking area of Frog Bay Tribal National Park.

I suggest using the rest area before taking a hike in the park.

The Story of Frog Bay

Map

1899 map of Chippewa reservations, Red Cliff is shown as #342
1899 map of Chippewa reservations, Red Cliff is shown as #342 | Source

Comfort Stop

Outhouse, vaulted toilet is provided  in the parking area.  It is well ventilated and clean.
Outhouse, vaulted toilet is provided in the parking area. It is well ventilated and clean. | Source

Facts

The shoreline for the park is a quarter mile long and is adjoined by private lands.

There is a little over 2 miles of natural trails.

On The Beach Gazing

Dave and Al. Happy sight seers on Frog Bay Beach.
Dave and Al. Happy sight seers on Frog Bay Beach. | Source

Thanks to Dave Bratley for the information about birds and plants he provided on this park tour.

Hemlock Is Rare To See

Hemlock
Hemlock

Hemlock is a rare treat that many will never see or be able to delight in the softness of the needles. The tree use to be widespread in the area. Interestingly, it was not the logging industry that brought the tree to near devastation. Tanneries were responsible for the loss of Hemlock after its bark became a desired commodity due to its high tannin content. Trees were harvested in great numbers and the bark removed. Often the wood was left to go to waste.

Hemlock has a beauty that draws you to it. The needle pattern looks like Balsam at first, but the needles are shorter and a bit softer.

Little Rainbow
Little Rainbow | Source

Personal

I personally live just outside the borders of Voyageurs National Park, with boreal forests all around me. It is were I grew up and the wilderness country is where my heart is. Seeing the forest of Frog Bay National Park reminded me so much of those I look into everyday and groom trails in. Being in the woods seems to be where I am grounded the most.

  • I took this picture as we walked back to the parking lot into the setting sun. I can not account for the the little rainbow near the bottom. I have not enhanced the picture in any way.

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      Susie Lehto 8 months ago from Minnesota

      Thank you for stopping by Au fait. With summer on its way again, people are planning vacations or some day trips. I hope to get back to Frog Bay again this year. - Kudos!

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      Susie Lehto 8 months ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, you have been blessed to be able to travel to so many places across the United States, and I think that its wonderful you share your photos and info here on HubPages. You hep me learn about places I've never been and I sure do appreciate that. - Kudos!

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      Susie Lehto 9 months ago from Minnesota

      Patrica, thank you for stopping by with that update on HestonWayne. Good to see you visited m'dear. - Kudos!

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      C E Clark 9 months ago from North Texas

      It's not too early to start planning summer vacations, and this looks and sounds like the perfect place to visit. Beautiful photos!

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      Peggy Woods 9 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Susie,

      I may never get back up there to see this lovely Frog Bay Tribal National Park but it is wonderful to be able to view it in this manner thanks to you. Wishing you a very happy upcoming Valentine's Day. May it fulfill your every wish...including that thick juicy steak. :)

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      Patricia Scott 9 months ago from sunny Florida

      Just wanted to mention here that HestonWayne and his family attended a PowWow in Brooksville Florida this past weekend. They held a swabbing for bone marrow matches at the event...50 were given. We are 26% Native American so finding a match can be challenging.

      Once again Angels are headed your way ps

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      Susie Lehto 10 months ago from Minnesota

      pstraubie, thank you for coming by again, its always good to see your sweet comments and receive a blessing from my favorite angel in skin.

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      Susie Lehto 10 months ago from Minnesota

      Sanket, thank you for visiting. I just visited your nature hub, It seems we have much in common with our appreciation of nature and national parks. - Kudos!

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      Patricia Scott 10 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Susie and Happy New Year....just want to stop and wish you goodness and many blessings for this new year.

      You have been to my pages often leaving meaningful comments and it is appreciated.

      So much is going on with my family that I am not here as I would like to be but I do think of you all here and wish you well.

      Angels and God's peace are on the way ps

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      Sanket Chavan 11 months ago from Mumbai, India

      No wonder you appreciate the greens, glad to know even you grew up around a national park. Wonderful hub, well organised and colourful.

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      Patricia Scott 12 months ago from sunny Florida

      Hi I think I read this a bit ago but wanted to stop by as you have been so kind as to stop and read so many of my hubs...thanks, a bunch.

      Once again winged creations are on the way to you ps

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      Susie Lehto 12 months ago from Minnesota

      Thank you for that information, Robert Sacchi. I don't know that I'll make out to VA, but if I do I will look up that Famous Dave's to have look at the painting of Frog Bay.

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      Robert Sacchi 13 months ago

      It is located at, Cascades Marketplace, 21080 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165. As best I can tell there isn't one in Wisconsin. Their web site isn't the best for finding locations.

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      Susie Lehto 13 months ago from Minnesota

      Really, Richard? I would love to know which Famous Dave's that is, because it would be great to see the paintings of Frog Bay.

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      Robert Sacchi 13 months ago

      There is a Famous Dave's where I live and there are paintings in the restaurant of that area. It makes me want to go there.

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      Susie Lehto 13 months ago from Minnesota

      Robert, you sure are right in your thinking. The Lake Superior area is a wonderful area to see the beauty of nature. Thanks!

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      Robert Sacchi 13 months ago

      You're welcome. Am I right in thinking the Lake Superior area is a great place to see the beauty of nature?

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      Susie Lehto 13 months ago from Minnesota

      Robert, I trip to Tribal National Park is well worth it. I'm a country gal, so its in my nature to love places like this that are away from civilization and all the rush. Thank you for visiting. - Kudos!

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      Robert Sacchi 13 months ago

      A great article about what seems a wonderful place to visit. Good information and good pictures.

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      Susie Lehto 14 months ago from Minnesota

      PhoenixV, thank you the nice compliment on my hub, and just for stopping by. - Kudos!

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      PhoenixV 15 months ago from USA

      Amazing hub!

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      Susie Lehto 15 months ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for coming by, Peggy. I love being by a lake on hot days, it is cooling and calming. I would love to visit Texas, never been there. I should do a hub about where I live sometime, I get to enjoy the beauty of Voyageurs Nation Park at Kabetogama Lake. - Kudos!

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      Peggy Woods 16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      It is so hot! hot! hot! in Houston right now that I decided to take another look at this gorgeous part of the country. Even if it is hot up there somehow being next to water makes it seem cooler. Enjoyed your photos again. So pretty!

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      Susie Lehto 18 months ago from Minnesota

      Thank you for coming by for a walk in the woods with me, vocalcoach. I can almost smell the fresh air and feel a gentle breeze. - Kudos!

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      Audrey Hunt 19 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Thank you for taking me on this journey of splendor! I enjoyed it all. Your photos are breath-taking. I can see why you are awarded Editor's Choice! Sharing.

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      Susie Lehto 21 months ago from Minnesota

      I'm glad you did stop by again, Sandy. Yeah, I was very happy when this hub got an Editor's Choice award. Thank you for mentioning that, I feel happier at the moment thinking about it as I reply. - Kudos.

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      Sandy Mertens 21 months ago from Frozen Tundra

      I have been here before but did not notice that this hub has a reward for being one of the best. Which it is.

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      Susie Lehto 22 months ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, I will visit Frog Bay Tribal National Park again if and when I can. Its is lovely, and this hub seems to act as a point of contact for me with the land and lake. Nature is one of the most wonderful gifts we have here on earth. Its good the parts of the planet are preserved. - Thank you and God bless!

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      Peggy Woods 22 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Susie,

      I so enjoyed viewing this once again and should my travels ever take me back to anywhere near that area in Wisconsin, I will be sure and put it on my list. It has been quite a few years since I have been up that way. Thanks once again for writing about it and sharing your great photos.

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      Susie Lehto 23 months ago from Minnesota

      Thank you, Sandy. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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      Sandy Mertens 23 months ago from Frozen Tundra

      I love to explore places like this.

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      Susie Lehto 23 months ago from Minnesota

      Sgt Prepper, thank you for coming by. Wisconsin is a beautiful state, much like Minnesota. I love visiting the national parks, they seem to be the best of the best places to see. - Merry Christmas my friend.

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      Gunny Cracker 23 months ago from Elkhorn, WI

      Believe it or not I have lived in Wisconsin most of my life and visited many state parks and Nicolet Nat'l Forest almost every year and this is the first I have heard of Frog Bay. I hear Copper Falls State Park is breathtaking too. Thank you.

      FYI - occasionally I get my comments edited and get kicked off Hubpages for a while. So much for the First Amendment. Thank God we still have the right to "Keep & Bear"(own and CARRY)!

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      Susie Lehto 24 months ago from Minnesota

      Thelma & Sandy, thank you both for visiting. - Kudos!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Thank you very much Susan. I am delighted to have you stop by and leave your kind words. - Kudos!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Kristen, I do appreciate you stooping by with congratulations. I was thrilled to get my my first HotD. Thank you!

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      Sandy Mertens 2 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice to visit this about Frog Bay. Interesting and the photos are amazing.

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      Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

      What a beautiful place to visit! Beautiful photos as well as awesome hub. Congratulations on the HOTD!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Beautiful place! So happy to see your HOTD award today, Susie!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Susie, congrats on HOTD, since I've read this a few months ago. A job well done!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Thank you once again, Suzanne. I enjoyed reading your comment and visit. - Kudos!

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      Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Your photos are stunning and Frog Bay Tribal National Park looks like a serene, beautiful and naturalistic place to visit. I think a lot of people would enjoy some downtime there, walking through the different scenery!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      So glad that the photos are having that effect, sujaya venkatesh.

      Thank you!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Chantelle Porter, thank you for leaving a comment. I checked out one of your hubs that brought some good memories of upper Michigan.

      Kudos!

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      sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

      pics give the effect of visiting the place

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      Chantelle Porter 2 years ago from Chicago

      This is a beautiful article and a very spiritual place. I'm originally from the UP so the next time I'm there I'm going to take a detour and visit.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Elsie, thank you for coming by to find out about Frog Bay.

      Really nice to see you. - Kudos!

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Beautiful photos wish I could visit, I know I would enjoy it.

      Congratulations for the Editors Choice, it deserves it.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Emese, I am glad to here that Frog Bay will be on your list of places to see. Thank you for the lovely compliment on the hub. - Kudos!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Writer Fox, I am so pleased that you enjoyed my hub that got an Editor's Choice award. Thank you so much for sharing the joy with me.

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      EmeseRéka 2 years ago from The Desert

      This is an absolutely wonderful hub! Thank you for sharing your experience. It really made me feel like I was there. Loved your pictures and description of this place. It will be on my list to visit for the future. Congratulations for getting it selected as Editor's Choice. You deserve it.

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      Writer Fox 2 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      What a beautiful place of pristine wilderness! I never knew about this park before and am so glad I found your article. Captivating photos!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Patrica, thank you once again for coming by to enjoy the hub.

      You are an angel in skin!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Definitely a place I could spend many hours. There is just something most wonderful about a meandering walk in a forest. this is such a gorgeous spot and the story behind it makes it even more interesting and alluring, Susie.

      Hoping all is good with you and yours.

      Once again Angels are headed your way ps

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Shyron, it is a precious piece of land that the people share with us. Nature at its finest form. - Thank you for visiting. - Kudos!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      How beautiful, what precious land. I am so happy that these people are sharing this piece of nature.

      Voted up, UABI and shared

      Blessings and hugs

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      Barbara Badder 2 years ago from USA

      We spent a couple of days travelling through Wisconsin, but we missed this site. The photos are beautiful.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      My pleasure Susie. I would love to visit there myself.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Kristen, I loved my walk in Frog Bay National Park and hope to return there again sometime. The cool fall season is best for hiking in the woods when there no mosquitoes.

      Thank you for visiting. - Kudos!

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Susie, lovely photos and a beautiful travelogue. It looks gorgeous and a nice place to travel and take in nature. Voted up!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Deborah, it a beautiful place. I hope to be able to return again someday.

      Thank you for taking the virtual tour of Frog Bay.

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      Deborah Neyens 2 years ago from Iowa

      What a beautiful place. I love your photos!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      I love moss, and like to go collect it and create moss and rock gardens with it. We have a lot of different kinds of moss around here and plenty of it.

      Yes, the fall when it is cool is the best time of the year in the upper parts of the northern states. -- Thanks for visiting.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Since Texas can be a little dry sometimes I generally don't see moss a lot so I always have a little fascination with moss covered trees and logs. I like the lake view photos you included also.

      The wife and I intend to go up that way sooner our later. No mosquitoes in the fall? There's a hint for us.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Undeveloped land on a Lake Superior beach has to be worth much money. It is a wonderful gift that Native Americans have to care for the property. Thank you PS. - Angel blessing to you, too.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      What a blessing that this is being preserved as it is. There is something about being in tune with all things nature that is like no other. My Momma was of the earth...she taught us about loving it and caring for it...

      How fortunate and blessed the Indians of the area and of course not of the area must feel that this has been done.

      Thanks for sharing. Awesome Awesome Awesome Voted up++++ shared and pinned Angels are winging their way to you this evening ps

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Fall is the most colorful time of year, and no mosquitoes to deal with in the great outdoors. - Thanks for visiting, Pawpawwrites.

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      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      What a beautiful place to visit. It must be gorgeous in the fall.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Marlene, thank you for stopping by, and for the lovely comment.

      I appreciate it!

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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Your photos are fabulous (as always). That view of Lake Superior at Frog Bay is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your trip with us.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      You are welcome, Billy. It was my pleasure to introduce you to this park.

      Thank you for taking a tour.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A tribal national park....how cool is that? I would definitely visit this peaceful place if in the area. Thank you for introducing us to this.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Good to have you visit, Blackspaniel. - Thank you.

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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      The images are fantastic. I have to vote this one up.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Thank you, Peggy. You are a gem!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Flourish, thank you for visiting, and for the nice comment.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I was happy to share this beautiful hub and came back to say that it is also being tweeted and G+.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      This is beautiful, a perfect place to visit and take in the natural wonders. What a remarkable hub, Susie!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, it is a small park and tucked out of the way off the beaten track. Thank you for sharing my hub. - Kudos.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Mary, it would be great if more tribal national parks are enacted. Your cottage sounds like the place to be. - Thank you!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I LOVED reading this and seeing your glorious photos. I was unaware that this national park even existed and I am enamored with our national parks. All up votes except funny and will be pinning this to my Wisconsin board and sharing.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, the first tribal national park. The views remind me so much of our cottage which we all miss so much. Come Summer, we will be there again. You have beautiful photos of the place you make me want to see it.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Deb, fall is a great time of year for hiking in the woods. I'm glad you had a biological reaction / smells of the forest. -- Thank you!

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Yes, it make my heart happy that the Native Americans are caring for the park land, @GarnetBird -- Thanks!

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      DebMartin 2 years ago

      Stunning. Looks like you visited in one of my favorite times of year. Sitting here in the middle of Winter, looking at your photos, I can smell the fall smells of earth and leaves and dampness. Thanks for the share.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Mary, it is a beautiful small national park, and very well worth experiencing on a fall day when the mosquitoes will not be around.

      Thank you for coming by.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Sheila, you would love it in this forest and on the beach.

      Thank you for checking out my newest hub.

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      Gloria Siess 2 years ago from Wrightwood, California

      Wonderful hub..nice to know the native americans are back in possession of it.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      What a great post about frogs! Love the photos. We have a very special frog that only appears in our aria. It's the leopard toad and it's protected.

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      Susie Lehto 2 years ago from Minnesota

      Jackie, I have more photos to share later, they will be nice updates to this page. - Thank you for visiting.

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      Oh, I would love to go to the Frog Bay Park. You make it sound so wonderful, and I love your photos. This sounds like just the place to go and spend some time enjoying nature.

      Voted UP, etc. and shared.

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      Sheila Brown 2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This was very interesting and your pictures are just beautiful! I would love to visit here someday!

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Looks like a great place to be!