Grand Portage State Park occupies 278 acres of lush forest, showcasing some of the most iconic sights in the state, including Minnesota’s tallest waterfall, standing at 120 feet tall. Located on the U.S.-Canadian border, captivating scenery, including glacial ridges, rivers, and trails fill the area. When you want to get lost for a while, a visit to this area of the country will enthrall you, and when it’s time to ride, get ready because this ride isn’t for the faint of heart. Between the rush of the falls to the dense forest surrounding you, navigating your way through Grand Portage State Park and neighboring landmarks will ignite a spark of excitement in your ride. So, prepare for a unique and astonishing ride by opening up our Thirsty Biker apps and preparing to be amazed. In episode 39 of the Thirsty Biker Chronicles, we’re motoring through Minnesota to Grand Portage State Park… and beyond.

Must-See Stops

This area shares its border with Canada, exactly where we plan on starting our journey. Thunder Bay isn’t just regarded as one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in North America, with panoramic views of the legendary falls and beyond. It’s also teeming with things to do. Discover some of the local wildlife, catching sightings of moose and wolves on nearby trails, then head out to many of the lookout points for unmatched views of the area. From Thunder Bay, head to Grand Portage State Park, where you’ll be greeted by mixed hardwood forests, river valleys, mountain slopes, and a variety of unreal nature. Through the towering poplar trees, catch glimpses of eagles, blue herons, otters, and more in their natural habitat. You’ll find everything you need to let go of the stresses of the day here, which is why this area is so popular with visitors throughout the year.

Black Woods

When it’s time to refuel, head over to Black Woods Grill & Bar in Duluth for classic homestyle food with a twist. From hand-cut steaks, delicious pasta dishes, freshly caught fish, and other local fares, the menu at Black Woods caters to everyone. Wash it all down with a refreshing beverage from their full bar while you experience how the locals do things. When you’re ready to move on, head to Powerhouse Bar in Proctor for fantastic food, live music, events, and much more. History awaits as you learn about the area’s past while enjoying bike nights, bingo, pool tournaments, and more.

The Ride

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Starting in Ontario, Canada, you’ll feel the rush of the natural surroundings enveloping you. This ride consists of some of the most exciting sights in the North American wilderness. Stay alert and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. It’ll be easy to enjoy the ride with so much to take in, allowing you to let go of stress and focus on life on two wheels. Be sure to keep an eye out for the bounty of tourists that can be found in this area. When you want to experience sheer, absolute beauty, a ride in the autumn will deliver this to you. So, fire up your Thirsty Biker apps, and let’s add this ride to our bucket list, shall we?

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