For access to the Mesabi Trail™ from Hwy 169, turn north onto Gary Street. Continue three blocks north to City Park/Depot Center. Parking is available here.
Along the Trail, 19 miles east of Grand Rapids is the town of Calumet. It is a short half mile to Pansas Lake, where you will find public access and a boat launch.
Calumet is home to the Hill Annex State Park which provides a view of the mine and has a museum/gift shop. Daily tours of the mine are given from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A shovel from one of the giant steam shovels used in the mines is also on display.
The Mesabi Trail™ has been funded in part by the LCCMR and the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund.