Northern Continental Divide

Posted by Frank Kempf

The Northern Continental Divide separates the southern third from the northern portion of Ashland County. Rivers originating north of the Divide flow north to Lake Superior, and to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean; rivers originating south of the Divide flow south, eventually reaching the Gulf of Mexico. The Divide is located a few miles north of Glidden and is marked with a clear sign along State Highway 13/77.