Area Attractions

From the Lake Superior shores and the Boundary Waters to the vibrant arts community and North House Folk School, the Grand Marais area has so much to offer. Let us be the basecamp to all of your North Shore adventures. Not sure where to start? Here are just a few of the experiences that we recommend.

 
 
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Enjoy Sunset on the Grand Marais Harbor

The perfect end to an eventful summer day is ice cream (or a frozen custard) and a stroll around the Grand Marais harbor, maybe even a trek down to the lighthouse. Stop in at one of the many shops around town to grab some camping gear, look at fine art or pick up a souvenir t-shirt.

 
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Explore the Forest

Did you know that the majority of the land in this region is publicly owned? From the Superior National Forest to State Parks and National Monuments there is so much to do and see in the great outdoors. The Superior Hiking Trail runs along the shore of Lake Superior and offers an abundance of beautiful hikes to explore the lake shore up close or from above. Our favorite time of year to get out in the woods is fall and always with our favorite hiking companions, Porter and Rufus.

 
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Set Sail on the Big Lake

There's nothing quite like experiencing Lake Superior from the water. In the summer months, North House Folk School offers daily sails on the Hjordis, their 50-foot sailboat. Sailing trips last a few hours, but fill up quickly. We suggest booking your ride in advance.

 
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Find a Waterfall

The North Shore has an amazing number of waterfalls, formed as the rivers make their descent into Lake Superior. Grad a map and picnic lunch, get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of area falls. If the weather is warm enough you might even want to take a dip! In the summer, check out the Kadunce River and Onion River for a beautiful river hike.