22 11, 2022

Old Shore Road Beach

2022-11-22T19:27:11+00:00Everything Else|

Over the years, many visitors to Grand Marais have discovered a unique little beach just east of town. Driving to the end of Old Shore Road you will find a small parking lot where you will find a narrow path. Follow that path and you will find yourself at the Old Shore Road Beach, more commonly known as Passion Pit. Recently, this small, unassuming beach on Lake Superior has made history. For the first time in Minnesota, off-Reservation land belonging to the State of Minnesota has been returned to the Native tribe it belonged to. In this case, the [...]

12 10, 2022

Hedlund Husky Puppies

2022-10-13T14:29:59+00:00Activities & Attractions, Animals, Hovland/Grand Portage|

We brought you on an adventure in the BWCA with Points Unknown a few months ago. While there, we met Siri, a pregnant Hedlund Husky dog who was due to give birth at the end of July. Right on schedule, on July 30th, Siri had five beautiful Hedlund Husky puppies. During our initial visit with Linda, the owner of Points Unknown, we learned a little bit about this unique breed of dog that had almost gone extinct. We decided to go back after the puppies were born to meet them and learn more about Hedlund Huskies and Linda's breeding [...]

7 09, 2022

Lake Superior Agates

2022-09-07T22:18:11+00:00Nature|

Rockhounds and casual beachcombers alike know the term "Lake Superior Agates". For many, finding one is a central part of their North Shore vacations. Entire Facebook groups are dedicated to those on the hunt for the elusive Lake Superior Agate. But what are they? Why are they so special? And, most importantly, where can I find them? We answer all of that, and more, right here! The Formation of the Lake Superior Agates Lake Superior Agates are a specific kind of stone that was formed by volcanic activity along the North Shore 1.2 billion years ago. Gas pockets in [...]

24 08, 2022

Radio Waves Music Festival

2022-10-05T17:45:22+00:00Activities & Attractions, Events & Holidays|

WTIP's Radio Waves Music festival is an annual event that takes place in Grand Marais on the weekend after Labor Day. This wonderful, local tradition features both local and regional musicians playing at Sweetheart's Bluff near the Grand Marais Recreational Park and Campground. Enjoy music from a variety of genres while enjoying foods from local vendors. About WTIP's Radio Waves Music Festival With music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this family-friendly event is a great way to take in some local music in a beautiful setting. The first festival was held in 2008 to celebrate WTIP Community Radio's 10th [...]

5 08, 2022

Cook County Airport and Seaplane Base

2022-08-05T21:12:35+00:00Activities & Attractions, Grand Marais, Local Businesses|

Did you know that Cook County has its own airport? The Cook County Airport and Seaplane Base is a small municipal airport located about 8 miles from Grand Marais on Devil Track Lake. While you won't find commercial flights flying in and out of this one-runway airport, you will see small privately owned planes zipping in and out. The airport also offers private scenic flights that you can do during your next trip to Lake Superior's North Shore. Just imagine chasing waterfalls or enjoying the fall colors from above. Down on Devil Track Lake, seaplanes can land at the [...]

3 08, 2022

Great Lakes Aquarium

2022-08-05T19:03:21+00:00Activities & Attractions, Duluth|

The Great Lakes Aquarium has been welcoming visitors since 2000 with the mission to "connect all people to the water and wildlife of Lake Superior and beyond". This fun and educational Aquarium is a wonderful family-friendly activity that you can enjoy on your next trip to Duluth. Located in Canal Park, the Aquarium is housed in a unique red and blue building that invites visitors to get up close and personal to marine life. About the Aquarium This educational and interactive Aquarium focuses largely on the Great Lakes basin. However, several areas of the Aquarium also feature saltwater and [...]

14 07, 2022

Points Unknown Summer Adventures

2022-07-20T13:57:51+00:00Activities & Attractions, Hovland/Grand Portage, Local Businesses|

Located up the Arrowhead Trail in Hovland, Points Unknown is most well-known for its dog sledding experiences in the wintertime. Recently, they started offering unique adventures in the summertime, as well. Here are some of the Points Unknown Summer Adventures that you can enjoy during your next trip up the North Shore. Mindful Paddle and Hike A mindful paddle is not about paddling the hardest, fastest, or furthest. It's about going slow and being present to the experience. With Points Unknown, a Mindful Paddle and Hike takes you into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) for a 4-6 [...]

30 06, 2022

Summer 2022 Updates

2022-06-30T20:43:13+00:00News & Updates|

We are now at the start of the busiest time of the year here on the North Shore. We wanted to share some updates, suggestions, and information to help you prepare for your summertime trek up to Lake Superior's North Shore. Here are your summer 2022 updates filled with things you probably need to know before heading up to your vacation rental! EVENTS AND HOLIDAYS! 4th of July celebrations, Bay Days, Heritage Days, Fisherman's Picnic, Rendezvous Days, and more are all happening this summer. Check out our Events Guide to see when and where our annual events are happening. One [...]

8 06, 2022

North Shore Summer Camps

2022-06-14T14:48:39+00:00Activities & Attractions, Duluth, Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail/BWCA, Lutsen|

Are you looking for kid-friendly entertainment on your next vacation? Did you know that the North Shore is home to many great day camps and residential camps? In recent years, local day camps have reported more and more attendance by out-of-area kids. Families have learned how to incorporate north shore summer camps into their vacation. It can be a great way for kids to have a unique North Shore experience. And, for adults to have some kid-free time. Taking Advantage of Local Day Camps The North Shore, primarily in the Duluth area, has many summer camp offerings. Exploring the North [...]

26 05, 2022

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

2022-05-26T18:58:19+00:00Events & Holidays, Gunflint Trail/BWCA|

In 1976 a group of friends and neighbors on the Gunflint Trail gathered together and organized the first Gunflint Trail Canoe Races as a fundraiser for numerous programs and causes on the Gunflint Trail. For the past 40+ years, the area has hosted the races every year - with one exception. In 1999 the catastrophic Boundary Waters Blowdown storm caused the cancelation. This was due to most of the Trail residents participating in the rescue efforts. Besides that summer, the races have been a community staple every July at Gunflint Lake. The Races Return! After being canceled in 2020 and [...]

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