For access to the Mesabi TrailSM from Highway 169, head west on 2nd St. for one block to 1st Ave and turn right . Trail access on left at 1st St, parking available on 1st Ave.
Along the Trail, 10 miles east of Grand Rapids is Bovey, a community of 662 people. Trout Lake is a short half mile jaunt between Bovey and nearby Coleraine that boasts two boat launches and a public beach.
Kom-On-In Beach Campground
25709 County Road 10
Bovey, MN 55709-8188
The Labor Day weekend Farmer's Day celebration offers a variety of events. In recent years the three-day event has included a carnival, parade through the town, a 10K race and a Farmer's Judging Contest.
Bovey is perhaps most noted in recent years as the town where the world-renowned photograph "Grace" was taken. It shows an older, bearded gentleman seated at a table with his head bowed in prayer. Local portrait photographer, Eric Enstrom, took the photograph. He felt inspired to take the classic photograph when he saw this man walking down the street whom he felt was perfect. The man agreed to pose for the photo, and the rest, as they say, is history.
There are two restaurants in town, a market and gas station.