Walking paths will take you around the historic site, through the woods, and along the Ginebig-ziibi (Snake River).

Nature trails

Explore 1.5 miles of nature trails, with interpretive markers along the way. Trails are open year-round for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing. Download a printable version of the trail map.

Fur Post Trail

Interpretive signs and a short route create a good opportunity for visitors to spend a few minutes visiting the natural environment associated with the post. (480 feet)

Snake River Trail

Views of the river are the primary attraction on this stretch of trail. (880 feet)

Woodland Trail

This trail visits a variety of natural environments, including woodlands, wetlands, and prairie. (1/2 miles)


Early traders followed the rivers inland from Lake Superior. John Sayer and his crew paddled up the Brule River, down the St. Croix, and up the Snake River to get to this site. Experience the life of a voyageur and travel along this scenic section of the Snake River.

Please bring your own canoe; canoes are not available at the site. Boat landings are located two miles up or down river of the site. DNR Canoeing information and maps.


John Sayer's Cache is hidden near the historic site. Sign the logbook, trade treasures, and share your discovery — if you can find it!


The crushed limestone trails are graded to meet ADA standards. In extremely wet seasons, the trails can be soft and present some difficulty for wheelchair users.


Picnic tables are available near the visitor center and at the picnic shelter. Restrooms are available in the visitor center during regular site hours.