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 [...]

3 05, 2022

Fall River Waterfall

2022-05-03T19:57:43+00:00Activities & Attractions, Grand Marais, Waterfalls|

On the outskirts of Grand Marais, you will find the Fall River Waterfall. This once-hidden waterfall is located just past Highway 61 about 2 and a half miles from Grand Marais. The Fall River Waterfall cascades down 30 feet just a few feet from the river's mouth flowing into Lake Superior. This waterfall is not found in a State Park and, until recently, was a well-kept secret. Previously visited mostly by locals and Lake Superior kayakers who would often camp at the mouth of the Fall River. As of 2021, this section became a little more well-known and less off-the-beaten-path. [...]

22 03, 2022

North Shore Waterfall Season

2022-03-25T14:18:58+00:00Activities & Attractions, Waterfalls|

The North Shore Waterfall Season is a short but incredible time of the year when the spring snowmelt suddenly brings once-frozen area waterfalls to life. The North Shore often receives over 100 inches of snow in the winter. As this snow melts in the spring, it finds its way into the rivers and streams traveling to Lake Superior. Along the way, the sudden increase of water flow finds its way over the area's waterfalls. And when the water melts away from established streams, it often forms its own path to the Big Lake. These seasonal streams flow over the cliffs [...]

2 03, 2022

Live Theater on the North Shore

2022-03-02T21:45:08+00:00Activities & Attractions, Duluth, Grand Marais|

  The 2021/2022 Live Theater on the North Shore season is underway for two popular venues. Live theater is a fantastic addition to any vacation. You get an evening of entertainment while supporting the venues. Venues that have worked hard to keep live theater thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the Grand Marais Playhouse, this season is especially important as it marks the Playhouse's 50th Anniversary! Here is your spring and summer live theater on the North Shore line-up at both the Duluth Playhouse (Norshor Theatre and Family Theatre) and the Grand Marais Playhouse. You can also enjoy performances at [...]

2 03, 2022

Sisu + Loyly Nordic Sauna

2022-03-11T18:20:17+00:00Activities & Attractions, Grand Marais, Local Businesses|

Located on the shores of Lake Superior, near downtown Grand Marais, you will find Sisu + Loyly Nordic Sauna. Opened in 2021, the sauna provides a unique experience complete with breathtaking views of Lake Superior's East Bay. A Sauna Revival Using a sauna for health and wellbeing has been a tradition in Nordic countries for centuries. The tradition came to the US with the many Finnish immigrants who decided to settle in the Duluth area. There was once a time when many traditional community saunas dotted the Duluth hillside as recent immigrants created the traditional sauna experience they were familiar [...]

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