It is stunningly beautiful and unspoiled. Sixty miles north of Baudette, at the top end of Lake of the Woods, a disconnected piece of Minnesota called the North West Angle is home to less than 200 people, who live in splendid isolation. Some people look at the map and call it "Minnesota's Chimney."
Apart from the thick fog, this is a typical morning out back of the many resorts that dot the Rainy River near where it pours into Lake of the Woods. Anglers in the know come here from all over the upper Midwest to spend their vacations going out day after day to get their limit. WatchFishing Trip
The old railroad depot in Baudette used to be the main link with the outside world but trains haven't stopped here for years. Retired builder Jack Pope and his wife, Elaine, can be found here just about every day patiently restoring the depot back to its former glory.
Perhaps because it is so far from the rest of the State, so difficult to get to and so beautiful, Lake of the Woods attracts people who come in search of a change of pace. Bara Arens has come here to this remote spot to live and work in her retirement.