This section of the North Country National Scenic Trail, which crosses the Marengo semi-primitive roadless area in the Chequamegon National Forest is particularly scenic with many overlooks and interesting sites, including the Swedish Settlement. The Swedish Settlement is about a 1.5 mile one way hike from the parking area along Forest Road 202 near Grand View so dress your feet appropriately and be prepared for a nice hike with moderate elevation changes.
This spot, near the Marengo River, was settled by three Swedish families in the late 1800's. The remains of their homesteads and other artifacts are still visible amongst the trees and brush growing up around them. I've been able to count four foundations and countless items laying around. Are there more? Take a minute to look around and explore for yourself!
The cache itself is a rubbermaid container filled with traditional goodies. I've listed it as winter friendly as we placed it in January and snowshoed in without any difficulty. Just please be prepared and bring water! Especially during Summer. Since we placed it in Winter the underbrush was gone so I hope there are no thorns. If there are I apologize! Also, there are two more overlooks within .5 miles East of the Settlement. If time permits, don't pass them up!