The Stockade & North West Company Post
Two "employees" of the North West Company begin their work day as the post prepares for the annual rendezvous of traders and voyageurs. You step back in history 200 years as you tour the stockade and talk to the friendly staff as they perform their duties.
A fascinating and educational experience that gives you insight into the role the Boundary Waters played in the exploration and eventual settlement of this region. Operated by the National Park Service. The new Heritage Center has more exhibits on 18th Century life during the Voyageur Era.
Rose Mountain Hiking Trail
A great view of the Grand Portage Bay from the top of Rose Mountain (906 ft elevation). It is about a mile hike round trip. The trail is annotated with 18 points of interest that are explained in the map and guide pamphlet available at the new National Park Heritage Center near the foot of the mountain.
The trail is fairly steep but is paved in many places and several sets of stairs help the ascent . . . while giving your legs a workout!
Donna and Jo counted a total of 170 flights of stairs.
We didn't learn until the next day in Grand Marais that nearby there is a more challenging trail to the top of Mount Josephine (1300 ft elevation). We'll catch that one in a future year.