Fodor's Expert Review Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
Built as an Army post to protect copper miners from Native Americans, this fort was abandoned in 1870 and now resides on the National Register of Historic Places. Costumed interpreters demonstrate what life would have been like in the fort during the mid-1800s, and you can tour refurbished officers' quarters. Hiking, cross-country skiing, fishing, and boating are among the other recreational activities available here, and there's a campground with showers and electricity hook-ups. The park is also home to one of the first lighthouses to be built along the shores of Lake Superior.