Lake Vermilion Blog
Last summer we rediscovered a favorite hiking spot, the Shively Falls Minimum Maintenance Forest Road located in the Kabetogama State Forest. Minimum maintenance forest roads are roads built on state land that are minimally maintained and used for forest access. They are open for public use and are great places to hike, watch for eagles and hunt for berries and mushrooms. Since it was such a warm spring day, we decided to make the short drive from the resort. Within Shively there are several trails to explore. If you go straight, you reach the Vermilion River. To the right is a big hill and a loop back to the main road. To the left is my favorite: a long, seemingly endless trail past new growth forests, giant white pines and lots of interesting nature. We wanted to go less than a mile so we went to the river and up the big hill. It was a beautiful day for a hike.
Shively Falls is located about 15 miles north of White Eagle. To get there, take a right out of the driveway and follow 24 until you come to a "T" in the road. Take a left and in less than a mile you will see the sign on your right. Do you want to explore but get lost every time you go somewhere new? Come along on one of the Lake Vermilion area guided hikes we are hosting in the coming months.