Isle Royale receives just over 18,000 visitors a year. It's for the serious outdoorsman, with 165 miles of trails and over 45 inland lakes. On either end of the island lie small land developments with few inhabitants. Other than this, the island is uninhabited wilderness.
Moose are well known to the island, and have been a prosperous animal there over the century. Having a large amount of vegetation and no predators around provides the optimum habitat for the moose. Dogs, however, are not allowed on the island, for fear they may contaminate the island's wildlife inhabitants including wolves and the aforementioned.
Hiking is probably the reason most visitors seek our Isle Royale, as there is a variety of scenic hikes to go on, from shorter to longer variations. Greenstone Ridge is the main route on the island spanning 42 miles, while Minong Ridge Trail is the second longest, and most challenging trail at 26 miles long.
Isle Royale is located off the northern coast of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and is actually closer to Minnesota and Canada than Michigan. Located on Lake Superior, the island is 45 miles long and can be reached by seaplane or ferry from both Michigan and Minnesota.