IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA
Welcome to Northwestern Minnesota where a unique collection of habitats provide homes for a tremendous variety of birds. Pine forests, deciduous woodlands, native tallgrass prairie, aspen parkland, sand dunes (remnants of Glacial Lake Agassiz), calcareous fens, bogs, marshes, large and small lakes and rivers make up the transition zone that offers over 275 species of birds. Most of the sites are on public land or private reserves open to the public.
Some of the unique “lifers” you can see here include the Northern Goshawk, Ruffed Grouse, Greater Prairie-Chicken, Yellow Rail, American Woodcock, Snowy Owl, Northern Hawk Owl, Great Gray Owl, Three-toed and Black-backed Woodpeckers, Boreal Chickadee; Bay-breasted, Connecticut and Mourning Warblers; Red and White-winged Crossbills and Pine and Evening Grosbeaks.
As Shakespeare said: “The Earth has music for those who listen”.
Had the name Verendrye been that of an American, it would have been bannered across Minnesota, and a legend nationwide. But we seldom, if ever, hear of the dauntless french explorer who led the way across the American wilderness, probing the routes west and northwest nearly one hundred years before Lewis and Clark. Sieur de la Verendrye opened the way for the fur traders through Minnesota, Lake of the Woods, and beyond, into Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He named and mapped more of Northern Minnesota’s major landmarks than any other single individual. Verendrye named Roseau Lake on his 1737 map, translating into French the Ojibway word meaning “reed,” referring to the bullrushes (or phragmites) common in shallow water here. Don’t miss: State Highway 210. This eTrail provides information on birding strategies for this location, birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful maps.
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ARTS & CULTURE
Visit our many talented local artist with various shops downtown. After and early dinner hit up the Thursday market for locally made goods, then enjoy an evening of music at the Gazebo while the kids play.
SHOPPING & DINING
If you’ve seen one mall store you have seen them all so why not try something different. Roseau features a thriving old-style downtown district with unique stores. The entire downtown has been revitalized with paver sidewalks, old-style street lighting, and music playing all day long. Roseau has many restaurants to choose from Chinese cuisine to the an award winning burger. We have something for everyone!