Stay and Play in Grand Portage
At the very tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region, right on the Canadian border, sits the community of Grand Portage. It’s a place of enduring tradition, vibrant culture and access to outdoor adventure. Home to the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, this thriving community is one of the earliest Ojibwe settlements in Minnesota. It has long been a legendary meeting place, bringing people from many cultures together for centuries. Come to meet, connect and enjoy the people and things to do in Grand Portage.
A Perfect day in Grand Portage
A perfect day in Grand Portage begins with a warm cup of coffee overlooking Lake Superior. Then spend the morning exploring the Grand Portage National Monument, where you’ll learn about the culture and traditions of the Grand Portage Ojibwe people and voyaguers.
Next, marvel at the natural beauty of High Falls, Minnesota’s largest waterfall. At 120 feet, the falls are a spectacle all year round. Find High Falls on the Pigeon River in the stunning Grand Portage State Park.
If you’re looking for an exhilarating hike and breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Superior, Grand Portage Bay, Isle Royale and the Susie Islands, ascend the summit of Mount Josephine. This 2.5-mile hike is challenging, rewarding and so much fun. Hop a ferry to Isle Royale National Park, or launch your own boat from the Grand Portage Marina and RV Campground.
Round out your day by trying your luck at the beautifully renovated Grand Portage Lodge & Casino. You’ll find fun, games, events, exquisite dining and connections to a range of trails, including Cook County’s extensive network of snowmobile trails.
Lastly, don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate Grand Portage’s heritage each August with the National Park Services’ Rendezvous Days and the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Pow-Wow, voted one of the Top 100 U.S. events by the American Bus Association.
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, a federally-recognized Tribal sovereign nation, asks visitors to be mindful when using Tribal roads, trails, lakes and lake shores. The best way to find out if you can visit lakes, rivers or trails on the Reservation is to ask. Please reach out with questions.
Trust Lands and Natural Resources: 218-475-2415
Tribal Government Office: 218-475-2277
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