For access to the Mesabi TrailTM from Highway 169, exit north onto Hwy 15. Trail access is at Bennett Street. Parking is available at the Community Center and on Bennett Street.
On the Trail, 13 miles east of Grand Rapids is Taconite. It has one of the oldest hockey rinks in the region, which is still in operation. Holman Lake is close to town and has a public beach and boat launch.
There are plans for a lookout, which will provide picturesque views of the mine pit.
Taconite offers a grocery store, post office and city hall.