Great Scott Wildlife Management Area

This wetland area is home to an excellent cross section of northeastern Minnesota wildlife, including deer, waterfowl, moose, bear, wolves, songbirds, eagles, osprey, loons and fisher.

It offers more than three miles of hiking on grassy trails through hilly terrain. Keep an eye out for wildlife, and take an even closer look with binoculars. Travel through an area that provides habitat for wildlife. In the winter, trek through this area with snowshoes and watch for animal tracks and sightings of various wildlife. A small lake is accessible for migratory waterfowl viewing.

Directions: Take Hwy. 169 west of Virginia to County Road 453 (Morse Road). Turn left on C.R. 453 and travel south for about 2.3 miles. Great Scott WMA is located on the left-hand side. Walking access only.