Picnic Options

Two picnic areas are located to take full advantage of the scenery which can be a fantastic conclusion or break during your visit to Grand Portage National Monument. Forget something? Pick up supplies at the Trading Post or Ryden's.

Monument Picnic Area

Located in what was probably the original mangeurs du lard "porkeaters" voyageurs encampment. The setting is right next to Grand Portage Bay on Lake Superior and has magnificent views of Point au Chapeaux (Hat Point) which "guards" the northeastern entrance to the Bay, Isle au Mouton (Sheep Island) today's Grand Portage Island in the Bay's center and Point a la Framboise (Raspberry Point) which protects the western entrance.

Heritage Center Picnic Area

Located at the west end of the Heritage Center parking lot, near the two RV parking areas and at the trailhead to the new Mount Rose Loop Trail. The trail itself climbs a series of wooden stairways to follow a rock wall to a viewing platform. After a gentle half-mile climb, the loop intersects the older Mount Rose Trail near a stunning overlook to Grand Portage Bay.

Dining Options

Grand Portage Lodge Dining Options
Naniboujou Lodge & Restaurant
Cook County Dining Options
Dining Along the Northshore

Last updated: April 30, 2022

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Grand Portage, MN 55605


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