Last summer, we drove around Lake Superior. This summer, our trip was a drive around Lake of the Woods. Oddly, at 1300 miles, it was almost as far to go around Lake of the Woods as it was to go around Lak Superior.
We spent a night in an AmericInn in Orr, Minnesota, on Pelican Lake. That was quite nice. There was an indoor waterslide there that I liked. I had never been on a waterslide before. The map shows our route. Into Canada at International Falls and out again to the west at Warroad. (With a detour into the Northwest Angle just to see what it is like.) Going in was like driving into the middle of a huge pager mill, which is essentially what the border crossing is at that point. In the Northwest Angle, the picture below shows the phone that you are supposed to use to call US and/or Canadian customs.