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Grand Portage State Forest

Grand Marais, MN 55606
+1 218-475-2360
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Our favorite waterfall on the North Shore

We love visiting this park! The walk to the waterfall is easy and accessible! We took a longer... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Norma P
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Plymouth, Minnesota, USA
A Nice Small Hike

Not a bad little hike and the falls are nice. Good view where the river empties into Lake Superior... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
662franklina
,
Saranac, New York
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Located northwest of Lake Superior, this area offers camping, hiking, cross-country skiing and dogsledding.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“middle falls” (13 reviews)
“high falls” (37 reviews)
“pigeon river” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
Grand Marais, MN 55606
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+1 218-475-2360
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"middle falls"
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"high falls"
in 37 reviews
"pigeon river"
in 15 reviews
"easy hike"
in 15 reviews
"visitor center"
in 15 reviews
"canadian border"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful falls"
in 10 reviews
"paved path"
in 8 reviews
"border crossing"
in 5 reviews
"across the river"
in 5 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 3 reviews
"rest area"
in 2 reviews
"short hike"
in 8 reviews
"great scenery"
in 3 reviews
"wheel chair"
in 2 reviews
"water coming over the falls"
in 2 reviews
"longer trail"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We love visiting this park! The walk to the waterfall is easy and accessible! We took a longer hike last year in May and enjoyed that too!

Thank Norma P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a bad little hike and the falls are nice. Good view where the river empties into Lake Superior. You can also hike in from the road and not pay the user fee.

Thank 662franklina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth a drive to this place. Walking around the forest and watching the falls was very relaxing!

Thank hamiltonf2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy hike! No bugs! Saw a fox running down the trail with a grouse in his mouth. Minnesota side has railings and viewing platforms. The Canadian side is more “open.” I have hiked middle Falls previously. If you venture off the main trail, I suggest...More

Thank MNTraveler05106419
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I discovered this stop accidentally last summer. It makes for a great rest stop on a road trip. The hike to the falls is one mile on a paved path through a lovely forest. For those wanting more, there is a longer trail option as...More

1  Thank sarahnaid
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is an easy walk to the high falls. If you have time, take the trail to the middle falls. It is a 3 mile hard hike. I was not able to make it all the way, however my son and husband said the...More

Thank Noy B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grand Portage State Park and Forest is a lovely place for a short visit. We took the easy and accessible walk to the High Falls on the Pigeon River and it was well worth it. There is also a nice interpretive center with lots of...More

Thank BigfootMN
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean hike area and facilities. The sights and smells were wonderful. Loved the rainbows around the falls area

1  Thank lfuerstenberg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FREE!! A State Park and Rest Stop, so it's nice to enjoy the waterfall! A nice and easy walk to the falls, about 1/2 mile and worth the trip!

Thank ddwess
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Just a 1/2 mile walk to the falls if you stop at the rest area and walk through the building. Breathtaking view. Make sure you visit it.

Thank gaylerae
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Vanessa H
17 September 2015|
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Response from Karen Ferguson T | Reviewed this property |
You can access the park without going into Canada. You will see the customs station, but it is after the park. I loved this visit to Gran Portage have a great time.
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ChrisByl
5 September 2015|
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Response from Karen Ferguson T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, busy working!! We saw young children at vantage points for the falls. the main walk way is paved.
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terri P
24 July 2015|
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Response from Karen Ferguson T | Reviewed this property |
I think the earlier answer is accurate and inclusive. We saw visitors with a dog on a leash.
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