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 [...]

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 [...]

9 06, 2021

The Bad Seed Food Truck

2021-06-09T19:28:10+00:00Dining and Food, Grand Marais, News & Updates|

Last year, we announced some changes to the Grand Marais food scene. One of these changes was the addition of The Bad Seed, a food tent that was previously located next to The Beaver House. Now, we are ecstatic to announce the addition of The Bad Seed Food Truck to downtown Grand Marais. Now located behind Joy & Co. at 16 1st Ave W, The Bad Seed Food Truck offers the same amazing food options that the food tent offered, but in a more wind-proof setting. No more having to close during windy weather! Christina Hartley-Conroy, the mastermind behind The [...]

12 05, 2021

Grand Marais Road Construction

2021-05-12T17:15:42+00:00Grand Marais, News & Updates|

Ah, Construction Season! We look ahead and plan as best we can but even those of us who live here have been caught off guard a bit trying to get around downtown Grand Marais. I was tempted to edit the original 2021 Road Construction Post but thought this would be better as a second post. Basically, this is your guide for how to get to your favorite downtown business during the Grand Marais Road Construction project that is supposed to go until early August. When entering Grand Marais from the Duluth side, you will be able to take Highway 61 [...]

15 04, 2021

2021 Road Construction Season

2021-05-12T17:16:39+00:00Grand Marais, News & Updates|

It's hard to believe that another summer is just around the corner! Soon, the trees will be blooming, the geese will return, and the temperatures will rise. Of course, this IS Minnesota, so the summer will also bring a plethora of road construction projects. Many of the planned 2021 Road Construction Season projects will have a direct impact on the cities of Duluth, Two Harbors, and Grand Marais. Here we will take a look at the projects and how they may affect your summer trip Up North. Grand Marais Highway 61 Project **For details on navigating downtown Grand Marais click [...]

8 04, 2021

One Year Later

2021-04-21T16:14:14+00:00Grand Marais, News & Updates|

One year ago next Tuesday, downtown Grand Marais was forever changed. A devastating fire destroyed three businesses located inside three historic buildings. Since then, Grand Marais has been the home of a clean-up and changes for the businesses affected. One year later, we reflect back at what has become of downtown Grand Marais. The Fire It was Monday, April 13, 2020. The town of Grand Marais was several weeks into Stay at Home orders due to COVID-19. The downtown area was mostly empty. It was also the day after Easter, a holiday many had observed by picking up Easter Dinner [...]

25 03, 2021

Help Find Rowdi + Pet Safety While Visiting the North Shore

2021-03-25T18:25:35+00:00News & Updates|

The North Shore is known as a pet-friendly area. With miles of hiking trails loved by people and pooches alike, plus numerous pet-friendly restaurants dotted along the shore, it's a welcoming place for humans and canines alike. However, pets making their first or even their tenth visit to the shore are usually very unfamiliar with their surroundings. Nearby wildlife and other sights and smells may lure them away from their families. Or, startle them and cause them to run off. In the past year, the area has seen numerous reports of lost dogs. Some find their way home or are [...]

15 03, 2021

2021 Lutsen 99er Update

2021-04-21T16:14:45+00:00Lutsen, News & Updates|

Like most things in 2020, we saw the cancelation of the 2020 Lutsen 99er due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lutsen 99er team has been closely watching for updates from Governor Tim Walz, the CDC, and other entities to see if it will be possible to hold the North Shore's most popular bike race. Well, good news, we've got a 2021 Lutsen 99er Update: It's On! This year's race will be held on Saturday, June 26! The event will follow all COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Governor and LifeTime Fitness. The race will start and end at Lutsen Mountains, as [...]

17 12, 2020

Outdoor Winter Events

2021-02-15T19:14:06+00:00Activities & Attractions, COVID-19, Events & Holidays, News & Updates|

Like we saw in 2020, 2021 events will look very different. This includes outdoor winter events such as the Norpine Fat Bike Classic. This week we introduce you to two opportunities on the North Shore to get outside in a safe, physically distant way so that you can still enjoy the North Shore beauty this winter. Bearskin Virtual Nordic Race Series Our first of the outdoor winter events is the Bearskin Virtual Nordic Race Series. From the Bearskin Nordic Series Website: "The Bearskin Virtual Nordic Race Series is a season-long Nordic ski event. Throughout each month skiers will race a [...]

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