4 really good reasons to hike the Grand Portage trail
#1 It's a really well-maintained trail through lovely boreal and subboreal forest.
#2 It's part of the National Park Service, and after watching 10 hours of the Ken Burns documentary, you gotta get to a park now.
#3 You have a daughter named Charlotte, and she says you gotta hike to her own Fort, 17 miles notwithstanding.
#4 You can not pass up the chance to see a 3D map of the route AND look like Roy Orbison at the same time.
Seriously, it's a nice trail and will only get nicer this fall as the leaves come off the trees and the views open up of the surrounding terrain. The new Heritage Center is really cool and very informative.