Happy Hikers at Grand Portage Historic Trail
Follow the trail used by the voyagers so long ago
The Happy Hikers will meet on August 16 to hike the Grand Portage Historic Trail. This trail was used by the voyagers to carry their packs from the Pigeon River to the Grand Portage fort. It should be fun to see what they went through to do that job so long ago. (We won't have to carry the heavy packs though!!!) We also won't do the entire trail. We'll do a 1 hour hike IN and then back out. I've not seen any difficulty rating on this trail, but I bet we can depend on the typical Rocks, Roots & Elevation change. Lunch suggestion....eat at the newly renovated remodeled Grand Portage Island View Dining Room. Another suggestion is to tip your driver a couple of dollars for driving if you get a ride.
Meet at the YMCA in the Performing Arts Center parking lot at 9:30 am. Grab a cup of coffee at the YMCA beforehand if you wish. We’ll carpool to the Grand Portage fort, parking in front of the fort on the road by the creek.
Dogs are welcome, on a leash. Please wear a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sturdy walking shoes and bring walking sticks and water.
If it’s raining, the hike will be cancelled. Listen for the announcement on WTIP by 8:30 am on Wed. or call me if you want to know for sure...
Grand Marais, Hovland / Arrowhead Trail, Grand Portage, Gunflint Trail, Lutsen, Hovland, Tofte / Schroeder