In the northern portion of Minnesota, the Mighty Mississippi begins it's trek south as a stream that flows north. Wade into the shallow waters or ramble across the round rocks that form a natural falls where the river leaves Grant Lake. The tranquility alone is well worth the trip.
And the Mary Gibbs Center at the trail entrance will give you a wealth of information about our country's most famous waterway. Bring some water with you to pour in the scale replica of the Mississippi to really understand how America's mightiest river flows.