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Mississippi Headwaters Region

Lake Itasca to Bemidji
Approx. 30 miles
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Tiptoe across the mighty river's humble source in Itasca State Park. Hear the call of the loon and watch Bald eagles soar above the majestic virgin pines along Wilderness Drive. Visit Bemidji — first city on the Mississippi — and make sure to capture a photo memory with legendary lumberjack, Paul Bunyan and his faithful pal, Babe.

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