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Grand Portage State Park

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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 trees are also turning bright yellow, with the Birch the last to start turning. Inland away from Lake Superior, the Maples are approaching their peak color. Aspen and Birch are changing more and more each day, with the Birch the last to turn.

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 22, 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.

Contact

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.