Things To Know Before You Come
When planning a family vacation, a weekend get-away or even just a Sunday drive, it often helps to know what you will encounter at your destination. This section will assist you in getting around Grand Portage National Monument, what sort of weather conditions you may encounter, and what to look out for that may make your visit a safe one. You can also find out where in the surrounding communities you can eat and sleep or camp, and obtain other amenities you may desire. Pets are welcome on leash in most areas of the Monument, pets are not allowed in the buildings or inside the stockade of the historic depot. It's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with park regulations so that you don't inadvertently break any.
Did You Know?
The 40 foot “Montreal” class of birchbark canoe used on the Great Lakes during the 18th century, could carry the weight of two mid-sized cars…that’s over four tons or about 8,000 pounds!