The Northwest Angle, known simply as the Angle by locals, and coextensive with Angle Township, is a part of northern Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota, and is the only place in the United States outside Alaska that is north of the 49th parallel.

Northwest Angle, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota You have to leave the US, enter Canada, then back to the US to get there by car!

Prothero's Post Cabin photos and descriptions - Northwest Angle Lodging

Prothero's Post Cabin photos and descriptions - Northwest Angle Lodging

The US land lost in Canada

The Northwest Angle is the northernmost point of the continental United States, and one of the last American frontiers.

The US land lost in Canada

The Northwest Angle is the northernmost point of the continental United States, and one of the last American frontiers.

In 1787, the Treaty of Paris basically laid out which British territories would go to the freshly victorious American rebels, and which would remain part of British Canada. The treaty said that the Americans would get all the British territory “through the Lake of the Woods, to the northwestern most point thereof, and from thence on a due west course to the river Mississippi…” The only problem was, the map they were using wasn’t quite right. They didn’t know at the time that the source of…

It's Complicated: 5 Puzzling International Borders

Northwest Angle is a Town in MN. Plan your road trip to Northwest Angle in MN with Roadtrippers.

Minnesota Lake Cabin & Cottage Rentals | Jake's Northwest Angle

Minnesota Lake Cabin & Cottage Rentals | Jake's Northwest Angle

The William Kent Krueger Collection #4: Vermilion Drift Northwest Angle and Tricksters Point (Cork OConnor Mystery Series)

The William Kent Krueger Collection #4: Vermilion Drift Northwest Angle and Tricksters Point (Cork OConnor Mystery Series)

Northwest Angle

Northwest Angle

Discover Northwest Angle in Angle Inlet, Minnesota: America's silhouette includes 100 square miles of wilderness jutting into Canada thanks to an old mapmaking error.

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