Great River Road
Travel the Aitkin area and create a historic adventure on the Mississippi Crossings from Grand Rapids to Little Falls following the Great River Roadways. The Mississippi Crossings is named for its history as a crossway of transportation by river, by rail, and by road. The voyagers, fur traders, and loggers have traveled these crossways-and today vacationers follow the heritage. The river was the main highway for the Native people of Minnesota, followed by the fur traders and the loggers. Today, many of the 25 steamboat landings still are water access and established camping sites. Aitkin served as a Northern Pacific Railroad site. The area provides many opportunities to enjoy the local hospitality, fishing, swimming, boating, camping, and now golfing. Follow the road and visit Aitkin.