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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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

2022-02-23T15:08:22+00:00Activities & Attractions, Grand Marais, Local Businesses|

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 [...]

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