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 [...]

8 12, 2021

Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort

2021-12-08T23:05:54+00:00Activities & Attractions, Lutsen|

Perhaps the most popular wintertime activity for North Shore residents and visitors is alpine skiing and snowboarding at Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort. This family-owned and operated resort has been a North Shore staple since 1948! It's a place where locals and visitors test their skiing and snowboarding skills with Lake Superior sweeping along the background. The resort is mid-America's largest and tallest ski destination with runs and activities for all ages and skill levels. Mountain Stats Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort reaches a vertical rise of 1,088 and features 95 runs designed for all skill levels. From the beginner run Big [...]

1 12, 2021

The Dark Sky Festival

2021-12-02T15:25:28+00:00Events & Holidays, Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail/BWCA|

December is the darkest month of the year, and towns along Lake Superior's North Shore have some of the clearest night skies in the world. To celebrate the wintertime darkness, Visit Cook County presents The Dark Sky Festival. An annual event celebrating the stars, the moon, Northern Lights, and the area's dark skies. Cook County, home to the towns of Grand Marais, Lutsen, Schroeder, Tofte, Hovland, and Grand Portage, has one of the darkest skies in the entire world! Thanks to the absence of large cities and light pollution from our small northern county, visitors can enjoy clear views of [...]

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 [...]

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