The Spirit Tree is located in Grand Portage, 35 miles (56.3km) northeast of Grand Marais in Minnesota’s Cook County. Also known as Little Cedar Spirit Tree or Manidoo-giizhikens, this tree grows twisted and gnarled from bare rock on the shore of Lake Superior. There are records of this tree presence dating back over 300 years. It is considered sacred by the Ojibwe Indian Tribe who traditionally leave tobacco at this ancient tree as an offering. There are records of this tree presence dating back over 300 years. The tree is considered off limits due to it’s hallowed nature and past vandals. The only way to visit the tree is by being accompanied by a local band member. The trail to the Spirit Tree is easy and well maintained with stairs that lead down to an observation deck.