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Where to go: Color change within the park is progressing nicely now. The second half of the Middle Falls Trail has a very nice variety of autumn colors, especially in the Mountain Maple trees. Aspen and birch trees are turning bright yellow as well. Inland away from Lake Superior, the big sugar maples are past their peak color. The best color will now be within the first couple of miles of the Lake Superior shoreline.

What you'll see: We have a lot of Black-Eyed Susans and other various wildflowers in bloom right now, especially right around the visitor center area. Several Indian Pipe plants are blooming along the first few corners of the High Falls Trail. Mushrooms are prevalent along the Middle Falls Trail.

Also of interest: A nice 8-point buck (white-tailed deer) has been seen hanging around the visitor center and the picnic shelter in the early morning.

Last updated: September 29, 2014 

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Getting there

9393 East Highway 61
Grand Portage, MN 55605

From the town of Grand Marais, Minnesota, travel north on State Highway 61 for about 36 miles to the Canadian Border. The park entrance is on the west side of the highway, just before you come to the U.S. Customs Station on the US/Canada border.


Phone: 218-475-2360

Email: grandportage.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

If no one is available, please leave a message.