Lost Forty

In 1882, a mapping error described the land of the lost forty as being underwater, part of a lake in fact. This caused the virgin pine in the area to be left behind by loggers at the turn of the century. Now a one mile self-guided trail winds it's way through the majestic pines of the lost forty- a 144 acre tract of white and red pine, located in the Chippewa National Forest. Many of these trees are up to 350 years old and up to 48 inches in diameter.