2 09, 2021

Fall Colors on the North Shore

2021-09-02T15:08:40+00:00Activities & Attractions, Nature|

Once September rolls around the questions about Fall Colors on the North Shore begin. When will they start? Why do leaves change colors? Have they started? When will they hit their peak? Where is the best place to go to see them? So in this post, we will be answering those very questions, and more! Fall Colors on the North Shore: When Will They Start? Fall Colors on either side of Temperance Road near Tofte Answering this question is usually one big guess, with some basic knowledge and science to back up our response. It's vague, but in [...]

23 08, 2021

Map of Area Wildfires

2021-08-25T16:21:59+00:00News & Updates|

We have been hearing a lot of misinformation going around social media recently. Regarding both the wildfires in the area as well as the campfire ban. So, we wanted to make a post clarifying these things. We are also including a map of area wildfires to help ease your mind as to the location of the wildfires and what impacts they may have on your North Shore vacation. Please Note: The information on this post is current as of August 25, 2021, at 9:00 am. This article and map of area wildfires do not include any additional fires that may [...]

19 08, 2021

Molly and Andy


Molly and Andy Walking on the Aspenwood Beach For years now we've been discussing featuring some guests and share their stories and special connections to the North Shore. We decided to make this happen to start in the summer of 2021. I happily present to you our first Guest Feature: Molly and Andy. Molly and Andy Say "I Do" Ten Years Ago Molly and Andy on the Aspenwood Beach On July 3, 2011, Molly and Andy said their "I Do"s on the front lawn of Lutsen Resort in front of their closest family and friends. After [...]

21 07, 2021

Still Lots to do on the North Shore

2021-08-25T16:22:29+00:00Activities & Attractions|

We know that talk of the drought and fire dangers have been dominating the news lately. It's even been dominating our blog. This week, we wanted to take a moment to tell you that the North Shore is still amazing! There's still lots to do on the North Shore, despite the current weather conditions. Including some things that might only be able to be done during the drought. Visit Waterfalls Cascade River State Park It seems counterproductive, but trust us, waterfalls are actually very interesting right now! With low water levels, waterfalls are flowing lower than ever before. [...]

15 07, 2021

The Birthday Club


Live theater returns to the Grand Marais Playhouse next weekend! The Grand Marais Playhouse present "The Birthday Club" by Phil Olson! "The Birthday Club" is a comedy where five women get together for their birthdays, each with her own story, to drink, celebrate, commiserate, and support each other as they negotiate through marriage, work, divorce, birth, and kids. While solving the problems of the world. This return to live theater comes after all of the 2020 and half of the 2021 seasons were canceled due to COVID-19. "The Birthday Club" performances are being held in person at the Arrowhead Center [...]

12 07, 2021

Campfire Ban

2021-09-07T19:44:52+00:00News & Updates|

Hello all! It's me again, back with another campfire ban update. The situation on the North Shore is wavering between "Moderate" and "Very High" fire danger. Most of Northern Minnesota is experiencing drought conditions. This has spurred the company to make a very difficult decision. We will be enacting campfire bans whenever there is a fire ban in the area. Please read the following release from Cascade Vacation Rentals regarding campfires and the current campfire ban. Learn what that means for your upcoming visit. September 5th Update As of this morning, the campfire ban on private property has been lifted. [...]

8 07, 2021

Wildfire in Canada

2021-07-09T14:40:28+00:00News & Updates|

How can wildfires in Canada affect your vacation? And what can you do to stay fire safe while visiting the North Shore? This week's blog post touches on these two very important topics. Wildfires in Canada It would seem strange to think that a cluster of wildfires burning over 100 miles away and in a different country could somehow affect your vacation on the North Shore. However, this past week, we experienced just how this is possible. Canada is currently fighting over 180 wildfires due to an unusually hot, dry summer. A jet stream system that passed over the US [...]

1 07, 2021

Geocaching on the North Shore

2021-07-07T20:41:36+00:00Activities & Attractions|

A couple placed this geocache after getting engaged at the Grand Marais Lighthouse Two loons spotted while geocaching at the GM Rec Park Recently, we added "Go Geocaching" to our list of Free Things to do on the North Shore. This family-friendly activity came highly recommended by many but was something we hadn't actually tried ourselves. So, this week, we decided to go Geocaching! This is our experience Geocaching on the North Shore. What Is Geocaching Explore Minnesota describes it as "a global scavenger hunt in the modern era".  To start your journey, download the official [...]

24 06, 2021

Returning in 2021

2021-06-28T14:54:22+00:00Duluth, Events & Holidays, Grand Marais, Hovland/Grand Portage, Lutsen, Schroeder/Tofte, Two Harbors/Castle Danger|

Last week, we were overjoyed that Grandma's Marathon returned to Duluth after being canceled in 2020. Seeing the runners was a welcoming sight to see! This weekend, we are excited to see the return of the Lutsen 99er. Already, the North Shore has seen the return of several popular events. Now, we are pleased to announce that there are several popular events and festivals along the North Shore that are returning in 2021! Festivals in Cook County (Grand Marais, Grand Portage, Hovland, Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder) According to the Visit Cook Count Events Calendar, things are really hopping up in Cook [...]

17 06, 2021

Burlington Station and Callie’s Sweets

2021-06-17T18:06:43+00:00Two Harbors/Castle Danger|

Burlington Station- Burlington Boutique and Callie's Sweets is a new business located on the east end of Two Harbors. Located in a former grocery store, the dual shops share a very unique and beautifully designed space. On one side, hand-painted murals depict a bustling Main Street city scene and train station, complete with an overhead train track with actual model trains running past once every couple of minutes. This side is the Burlington Boutique. On the other side, you'll find a vintage 1950s diner scene. Complete with black and white checkered floors and seafoam blue booths. Murals depicting iconic North [...]

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