Paddlers can have the lake to themselves and support businesses missing out on American tourism
On Lake of the Woods, there are more than 14,500 islands for paddlers to hide behind if the wind gets too high.
The problem is, they’re not evenly spaced out like socially distanced shoppers lined up outside a Costco during a pandemic.
The northern basin most familiar to visitors from Manitoba has thousands of islands, many of them dotted with the cottages and camps. So does Whitefish Bay on the east side of the lake and Sabaskong Bay to the south.