The Northwest Angle in Minnesota is the only it is the only place in the contiguous United States north of the 49th parallel. Surrounded on all sides by water and Canada, "the Angle" has a population of 119 residents & is a beautiful little vacation oasis. In wintertime, a bombardier snow coach is a good transportation choice!
The St. Urho statue greets visitors to Menahga, Minnesota and reminds them of his saintly feat of driving out a plague of grasshoppers from Finnish vineyards past by uttering the phrase: "Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen" (roughly translated: "Grasshopper, grasshopper, go to Hell!").
St. Urho's Day is celebrated on March 16th, the day prior to the better known feast of some minor saint from Ireland, who was alleged to have driven the snakes from that island.
Iconically beautiful, gateway to the boundary waters. If you visit Ely, be sure to check out the International Wolf Center!