Strap on your hiking boots. For intrepid backpackers who want to get far away from it all, there are a few select campsites next to Benson Lake at this wilderness state park. They are strictly hike-in, and one-half to 4½ miles from the parking lot. You'll share the pristine sites with nothing but wild creatures. 7616 Lake County Rd. 7, Finland; 1-218-353-8800;

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