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Just here for the day?  Pack the picnic basket and head for the shores of Lake Winnibigoshish or a quiet backcountry lake.  Travel along a forest road and stop by the Birches Picnic Area (Deer River), or other area Picnic sites:  Laurentian Divide Wayside (Marcell), Shingobee River or Lake Erin (Walker), Benjamin Lake or North Twin Lake (Blackduck)