9:00 - 85.5 miles / 2 hours 51 minutes - 11:51
Leech Lake Indian Reservation
The Great River Road travels through a large section of the
Leech Lake Indian Reservation. The reservation was established in
the late 1800's by Congress and many Ojibwe still live in the area.
Visitors might see a slice of their culture in the pow wows and
other events that are held during the spring and summer.
The land of Leech Lake is full of natural treasures including a
large population of nesting bald eagles. Visits to the shores of
this mountain lake will be an invigorating experience for nature
enthusiast who love the sparkle of undeveloped country stretching
before them. In the late summer, visitors may want to purchase some
of the wild rice or maple syrup that is harvested throughout the
area as a tasty souvenir.
11:51 - 485.5 miles / 16 hours 10 minutes - 17:02
Great River Road - Minnesota - end