I did this in the Boundary Waters, MN. AWESOME WEEK!! We carried 200 lb packs on our backs, and also a canoe. My uncle did fishing on the lake, and I tended the fire and boiled water. Best week ever! There was also a fire on the next island over, caused by the thunderstorm from 2 nights before. I had so much fun. Got a little struck with the fire being on the next island over, but we made it out fine. It was out the next day. :) My story, my edit.
In the million-acre Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness surrounding Ely, terrain and water merge into one vast adventureland. Trip guide: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/minnesota/ely/ely-trip-guide/