Just returned from a walk on Lake of the Woods. Yes, on the lake. You can see the snowmobile trails running off towards the West and just on the left corner of the photo is the ice road that runs down the lake for over 20 miles.
This is the said ice road with a fair amount of vehicular traffic. I walked the dog, Dazy, around to an nearby Island, Coney Island and then along this trail,
to the footbridge which returns us to the mainland. And yes, that is open water under the footbridge. There is an exceptionally strong current coming through this narrows. If you fell in, they'd never find your body until the spring melt.
I get to live here all year 'round.