Round-Trip: 1 km
Location: Grand Portage, MN
This tree has been mentioned in written accounts by explorers as early as the 1700s and some say this tree is over 300 years old. Local Ojibwe holds the tree sacred and leave tobacco offerings in hopes of safe travel on Lake Superior.
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.
As a tourist, the best way to visit The Witch Tree go to the Grand Portage National Monument Heritage Center in Grand Portage to learn about the tree and the local people.
The Witch Tree is located a short drive from the Heritage Center. The trail into the Witch Tree is an easy walk on a wide trail to stairs leading down to an observation deck.