4 11, 2021

The Fisherman’s Daughter

2021-11-05T19:10:57+00:00Dining and Food, Grand Marais, Local Businesses|

The Fisherman's Daughter at Dockside, formerly known as Dockside, celebrated its re-opening under new management in June of 2020. Since then, the popular lakeside eatery has regained its title as one of the most sought out restaurants on the North Shore. Plus, they now offer a wide variety of products in their store. These include everything from groceries to pair with your fish delicacies, clothing, and household goods and gifts. The restaurant specializes in dock-to-table fish and chips. They serve lightly breaded fish and chips, as well as fresh and smoked wild-caught Lake Superior fish by the pound. Other food offerings [...]

28 10, 2021

Angry Trout Cafe

2021-10-28T15:21:48+00:00Grand Marais, Local Businesses|

Just ask anyone what the most widely-respected restaurant on the North Shore is. Many will answer "The Angry Trout Cafe, of course!".  The Angry Trout Cafe, located on the bustling Grand Marais Harbor, has secured itself as a premier eatery in the Lake Superior region. The Angry Trout specializes in locally sourced and fresh menu items. This includes wild rice, locally grown produce from the North Shore region, and, of course, fresh fish from Lake Superior. While fresh fish, locally-grown veggies, and a collection of organic ingredients dominate the menu, the Angry Trout is also known for its salad dressings. [...]

15 10, 2021

Duluth Children’s Museum

2021-11-16T02:38:59+00:00Activities & Attractions, Duluth|

The Duluth Children’s Museum was created in 1930 to be a place where children are free to learn and imagine. Their mission is to engage children in hands-on learning through creative play and interactive exhibits. History of the Children's Museum The museum was established by Mabel McKinney Wing in 19030 as a resource for children and teachers during the Great Depression. She wanted children to be able to access educational opportunities beyond the resources of the school. The museum was originally located in a classroom in the Salte school until 1954. In 1954 the Chisholm Family offered their home at [...]

14 10, 2021

Sawtooth Mountain Range

2021-10-15T17:13:43+00:00Grand Marais, Lutsen, Schroeder/Tofte|

The Sawtooth Mountains are a range of small mountains on Lake Superiors North shore. It stretches about 30 miles From Carolton Peak on the west to Grand Marais on the east. Of the number of peaks, the highest reaches 900 feet over Lake Superior. While these peaks don’t rival other mountain ranges in height, the Sawtooth Mountain Range has a noteworthy silhouette. Looking at it from a distance, the peaks resemble the teeth of a saw with their uniform size, height, and angles. This is why they were given the name Sawtooth Mountains. A combination of volcanic activity and erosion [...]

12 10, 2021

Grand Marais Art Colony

2021-10-13T18:41:07+00:00Activities & Attractions, Grand Marais|

What started as an eight-week summer course has now prospered into the longest-lived art colony in Minnesota. Since 1947, the Grand Marais Art Colony has been living up to its motto of “Nurturing Creativity on the North Shore.” Cultivating a relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit is their goal. The art colony lets artists, experienced or not, step outside their comfort zone to create art. With its stunning views of Lake Superior and the North Shore, the art colony draws inspiration from the wilderness on the North Shore. The art colony features year-round art classes including hands-on activities, artist [...]

12 10, 2021

North House Folk School

2021-10-12T17:31:57+00:00Activities & Attractions, Grand Marais|

More than 30 years ago, a gentleman named  Mark Hansen moved to the North Shore to build birch bark canoes. Once he arrived, a connection was made to the area, magic happened and Hansen stayed to build one of the most vibrant non-profit organizations in Minnesota: North House Folk School. Traditionally speaking, a folk school is a place where people come to learn new skills or expand the knowledge they have on a certain trade or concept. On the local level, North House Folk School brings instructors from around the world to teach traditional northern crafts. Started by Mark and [...]

12 10, 2021

Moose Madness

2021-10-12T16:58:27+00:00Events & Holidays, Grand Marais|

Hosted by Visit Cook County, Moose Madness is an annual family-friendly festival that takes place over MEA weekend each October in Grand Marais. A popular favorite amongst visitors, the festival includes several scheduled events and activities and various ways for participants to earn "Moose Bucks". You then redeem your Moose Bucks collection for prizes and other goodies. During Moose Madness you have the best chances of spotting Murray the Moose, the mascot of Visit Cook County. He gets called to town each year at the start of the festival and can be found walking around the downtown area most of [...]

12 10, 2021

Grand Marais Lighthouse

2021-10-12T16:54:37+00:00Grand Marais, History|

The lighthouse that sits in Grand Marais has become a destination for many visitors in the area. If you’ve been to Grand Marais, it’s likely you’ve walked along the breakwall to visit the square pyramidal structure, but do you know the history behind it? The Grand Marais lighthouse was built in 1885 on the eastern end of the harbor breakwater. In the year or two prior, construction was completed on the piers that guarded the harbor entry. These new piers required a light and fog signal to guide mariners through the opening, so congress allotted just over $9,500 for a [...]

12 10, 2021

Grand Marais Breakwall

2021-10-13T15:59:50+00:00Grand Marais, History|

What looks just like a bunch of rocks in the middle of the water is actually one of Grand Marais’ best attractions! What spurred the development of the Grand Marais Breakwall and the Lighthouse you might ask? Well, in 1881 the Schooner Stranger wrecked just outside of the Grand Marais Harbor. Unfortunately, all of the crewmen were killed in this wreck. The people knew something had to be done to make it more safe. In 1882, the development of the first breakwater and lighthouse began. The breakwall was to be stretched around 300 feet of rocks of all sizes. They [...]

7 10, 2021

Duluth Haunted Ship

2021-10-25T16:52:29+00:00Activities & Attractions, Duluth, Spooky Places on the North Shore|

Duluth Haunted Ship is BACK! For many years, for the month of October, the William A Irvin is transformed into the Haunted Ship. However, it's been a few years since the Irvin has welcomed ghouls, ghosts, and other creatures of horror. Luckily, this year, Duluth Haunted Ship once again returns to Canal Park! It's Been Three Long Years! The Haunting of the William A Irvin was an area hit for years until 2018. That year, the William A Irvin was moved from the Minnesota Slip in Canal Park to dry dock in Superior, Wisconsin. She made her move in September, [...]

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