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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

10 12, 2020

The Crooked Spoon Food Truck

2021-02-15T19:22:02+00:00Grand Marais, Local Businesses, News & Updates|

 Back in April, a devastating fire destroyed three iconic Grand Marais businesses. Among these was The Crooked Spoon Cafe. Since April, we've anxiously awaited word of what was to become of this much-loved restaurant. Last weekend, the answers finally came! The City of Grand Marais caught its first glimpse of the future of The Crooked Spoon: The Crooked Spoon Food Truck! No, the building was not rebuilt. Sadly, the beautiful sign that once hung above the door to the restaurant greeting diners was not salvaged from the wreckage of the building. However, the food truck is a welcomed sight [...]

4 03, 2020

LutZen Reflections

2021-09-30T21:05:23+00:00Local Businesses, Lutsen|

About LutZen Reflections Feeling stressed out?  Sore?  Needing to be pampered and soothed on your next North Shore Vacation?  LutZen Reflections Massage Studio is a full-service spa that aims to do just that!  With a full array of services offered from the area’s top massage therapists, you are sure to walk out with your cares melted away.  LutZen’s Grand Marais spa is located right on the shore of Lake Superior in picturesque downtown Grand Marais.  Get a LutZen Signature Massage or Zen Sweetheart Couple’s Massage while the waves of Lake Superior lap against the shoreline just feet away. Their Lutsen location [...]

2 01, 2020

Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op

2021-09-06T14:29:49+00:00Grand Marais, Local Businesses|

More than 40 years ago, the Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op started on the front porch of a local artist in Grand Marais. The idea was to put donations into a coffee can and people could take the number of bulk coffee beans, grains, and other items for an amount they felt was fair. In 40 years, much has changed. Now located in downtown Grand Marais, the Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op is a bustling enterprise that's open seven days a week. It features an assortment of fresh, organic produce, meat, dairy products, grains, bulk products and homemade soups, salads, [...]

2 01, 2020

Lake Superior Trading Post

2021-09-07T15:20:07+00:00Grand Marais, Local Businesses|

No trip to the North Shore can be truly enjoyed without the right equipment. And in these parts, ‘equipment’ often means outdoor gear and clothing. And for many, stocking up on these accessories begins at the Lake Superior Trading Post. Featuring an assortment of high-quality clothing for all four seasons, outdoor gear, footwear, trail maps, and camping supplies, the Trading Post is a must-visit during your trip. For those less inclined to venture outdoors, there are sections for books, kitchenware, jewelry, Scandinavian gifts, and other home and personal accessories found in the Trading Post. The Trading Post is conveniently located [...]

2 01, 2020

Tom’s Logging Camp

2021-09-30T17:53:05+00:00Activities & Attractions, Local Businesses, Scenic Drive|

If you've visited the North Shore in the past, you've likely passed the large sign along Highway 61 on the expressway that reads "Tom's Logging Camp". Perhaps you're like me and you see the sign frequently and think "I should check that place out someday", but as you're heading up the shore to your destination the thought quickly leaves your mind. It did mine for many years.  That is until I decided to finally swing into Tom's Logging Camp from the North Shore Scenic Drive on a sunny afternoon to see what the place is really about.  Now, I am [...]

2 01, 2020

Sven & Ole’s Pizza

2021-02-25T18:50:33+00:00Grand Marais, Local Businesses|

Tourists, locals, travelers, anglers, hikers, snowmobilers, skiers, cyclists and everyone else who’s ever had a reason to set foot in Grand Marais during the past 35-plus years can all agree on one thing: “Uffda… that Sven & Ole’s makes a good pizza.” Sven & Ole’s pizza parlor and restaurant is considered by many the heart and soul of the downtown casual dining scene in Grand Marais. The family-friendly atmosphere, delicious pizzas and authentic North Shore vibe are a magnetic draw for many who visit the area. Showcasing the quality of the eatery, locals are just as likely to be standing [...]

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