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Topographical error leads to “The Lost 40”

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Thanks to the error of a man named Josiah, the Grand Rapids area has a rare hidden gem.

If you take the hour long trip through deep woods and dirt roads you will stumble upon “The Lost 40.”

Due to a topographical error in the 1800’s, the land was never logged.

For tourists, that means a walk through a forest of some of the largest trees in Minnesota.

“What the reality is it has never been harvested. There are pines and hardwoods that are over 200 years old. It makes for a fabulous hiking experience,” says Megan Christianson, the Director of Visit Grand Rapids.

The 200 acre forest truly is beautiful – just make sure to bring bug spray.

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Blake Melin

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