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Address: Lake Itasca, MN

Site at Itasca State Park where a religious group once camped.

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A hidden gem in Itasca State Park

Take a moment to stop and walk down to the view of Lake Itasca. The Red Pines are huge, the forest floor is flat and quiet, lush and green. Always a stop for me when I go to this... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Jeff S
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Take a moment to stop and walk down to the view of Lake Itasca. The Red Pines are huge, the forest floor is flat and quiet, lush and green. Always a stop for me when I go to this park.

Thank Jeff S
Davenport, Iowa
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Be sure to pull over and take a walk into this peaceful grove of Red Pine trees. On the day we visited, the sun shined through the trees at just the right angle; at that point I knew why the group of preachers had stopped here. The canopy of these tall pines is spectacular!

Thank Robinjbr
Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Walking amongst the towering trees of Preachers Grove was a humbling experience. Peaceful and serene. So beautiful!

Thank BobandMunda
Burnsville, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Our friends were married here this fall and it was a beautiful location for a wedding when the leaves are turning.

1 Thank OnThePlane1
South Dakota
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

This is a nice little stop on the main drive around Lake Itasca. It is a path that takes you through a grove of soaring Red Pines that overlooks the lake.

Thank sd2travel
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

This is a place of soaring pines, wind whispering through the trees, stunning lake views and an infectious sort of silence. When visiting the lake, you should not miss it. It will recharge your batteries after the hectic nature of the Headwaters area, or the group-enforced closeness of the Chester-Charles cruise. Time to rediscover yourself! Enjoy!

Thank etweeden
Pacific Junction, Iowa
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

It was a nice, quick stop on the way to our campground- If you really want to get the most of it you should take plenty of time to do the little hike from here to peacepipe vista (and bring lots of bug spray for after april!!!)

Thank Maria J
Minnesota, USA
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

One of the most beautiful and serene areas of the park was named Preacher's Grove after a group of preacher's camped here in the 1920s. Look for signs along the Main Park Drive - not too far from Douglas Lodge area. Take the path (short walk) down towards the lake through the beautiful red pines. Parking is available.

Thank MNTraveler56
Blackduck, Minnesota
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Reviewed 23 December 2012

I was here to attend a wedding. It is a beautiful place for a wedding. There is a parking lot right across the road. It might not be good for a very large wedding, but for one of less than 100 guests.

4 Thank MJP777
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

If you want to see old growth trees, this is the perfect spot. We ate lunch here and really enjoyed it. Noticed there is also a great bike path that goes right through this area.

1 Thank CinderChicago

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