The Witch Tree

The Witch Tree

Round-Trip: 1 km

Difficulty:  Easy

Location:  Grand Portage, MN

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The Witch Tree also known as the Little Spirit Cedar Tree, is a gnarled old tree growing out of the rocks on the shoreline of Lake Superior near Grand Portage, Minnesota.

Local Ojibwe hold the tree sacred and leave tobacco offerings in hopes of safe travel on Lake Superior.

This tree has been mentioned in written accounts by explorers as early as the 1700s and some say this sacred tree is over 300 years old.

Due to its sacred nature and vandalism problems in the past, the tree is off limits to visitors unless they are accompanied by a local Ojibwe band member.

To visit The Witch Tree go to the Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center  in Grand Portage and ask for an escort to visit the Witch Tree.

The Witch Tree is located a short drive from the Heritage Center.  The trail in to the Witch Tree is an easy walk on a wide trail to stairs leading down to an observation deck.

 

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