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Lake Vermilion State Park
In this Aug. 16, 2013 photo, a treetop view off a hiking trail in Minnesota's Lake Vermilion State Park, in Minnesota, shows a valley of aspen pine trees that run up to the shore of a 61-square mile lake featuring dozens of islands. The state acquired about 3,000 acres of rustic land in 2008 and is in the early stages of turning it into a camping and recreation destination in far northeastern Minnesota.