Summer Activities

Superior National Golf Course

Superior National Golf Course

Nestled between the ancient Sawtooth Mountains and the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior combined with the rugged Poplar River carving its way through the course, Superior National pairs untamed beauty with unparalleled play-now enhanced by a $4.5 million renovation. Once rated by Golf Digest as Minnesota`s "Best Places to Play" golf course is now even better!

Renowned architect Jeffrey Brauer (Giants Ridge and Wilderness at Fortune Bay) refined the River and Canyon courses with "Ohio`s Best" white sand bunkers, five sets of tees, wider and directing fairways, environmentally and conservative irrigations system and larger more putting friendly greens. It is family friendly and playable for the young, beginning or seasoned golfer to a definite challenge for the scratch player.

The River and Mountain courses are in play for the 2017 summer/fall season with the Canyon course nicely greening up from new construction with a hopeful 2017 fall season open.

Cascade Vacation Rentals is pleased to offer stay-n-play packages for this outstanding golf course.
Phone: 218-663-7195
Arrowhead Center for the Arts

Arrowhead Center for the Arts

The picturesque Lake Superior North Shore community of Grand Marais, Minnesota, offers an exciting array of arts events, classes and entertainment to appeal to tourists and residents alike. Whether you are interested in art, writing, theater, folk crafts, culinary arts, music or just relaxing near the beauty of Lake Superior and its surrounding boreal forests, you`ll find an eclectic variety of activities to pique your imagination.
Phone: 218-387-1284
Grand Marais Art Colony

Grand Marais Art Colony

The Grand Marais Art Colony is Minnesota`s oldest art colony, formed in 1947. It continues to thrive today hosting workshops and exhibits. This art colony has formed one of the cornerstones of the Grand Marais` arts community.
Location: Grand Marais
Grand Portage National Monument

Grand Portage National Monument

Newly expanded and remodeled, the Grand Portage National Monument is built on the same site as the original fur trading post. This is an excellent place to learn about the history of the Anishinabe or Ojibwe people, the North West Company fur trade and how past events shaped the area you are visiting today.
Location: Grand Portage
North House Folk School

North House Folk School

One of the more unique tourist draws in our region, North House Folk School, is one of the only of a handful of such schools in the U.S. North House offers classes on everything from timber-framing to basket making and a hundred other arts and crafts. Click on the link below to see pictures of the beautiful campus and a full list of courses.
Location: Grand Marais
Sugarloaf Cove

Sugarloaf Cove

A beautiful spot with easy hiking trails, an interpretive center and a calendar of events including expert speakers. This is a favorite spot for guests to bring the whole family.
Location: Schroeder
Dining

Dining

Although the Cook County area is known for its rural nature and outdoor recreation, fine dining can be found as well. Some personal favorites include Mogul`s in Lutsen, the Coho Cafe in Tofte, the Crooked Spoon, the Angry Trout and Chez Jude allin Grand Marais. A link to a complete list is below.
Hiking

Hiking

There are many wonderful places to hike on the North Shore. Perhaps the Superior Hiking Trail is the most well-lovedl. The SHT boasts varied terrain, from river banks to hilly maple woods, interspersed with stunning views of Lake Superior. The trail is divided into sections, some easy, some very challenging. Our favorite is the Oberg Mountain Loop.
Location: County-wide
Kayaking

Kayaking

There are many great opportunities for kayaking on the North Shore. Inland lakes offer a safe environment for paddlers, skill levels ranging from beginner to the accomplished. Sawtooth Outfitters, adjacent to the Cascade Vacation Rentals office in Tofte, has kayaks for rent. Sawtooth offers scheduled tours or basic instructions for heading out on you own. View the link to their website and check out their offerings.
Biking

Biking

There are awesome opportunities for road and mountain biking on the North Shore. From the Gitchi Gami Trail to Pincushion Mountain in Grand Marais and then up the Gunflint Trail outside of Grand Marais. Some of the trails are part of the cross country ski trail network, forest service roads and then there is the paved Gitchi-Gami Trail, with its already completed local 10 mile section. This trail is a true asset to the North Shore and will eventually connect Two Harbors and Grand Marais running through five of the State Parks along the shore. Visit www.ggta.org to become a member and learn more about future construction. Didn`t bring the bikes? Sawtooth Outfitters near the Cascade Vacation Rentals Office in Tofte, has mountain bikes for sale and rent, with suggested routes. View their website for all of your North Shore adventure needs.
Sailing

Sailing

Set sail on Lake Superior via a 42-foot performance yacht and view the beauty of the shoreline from the water! Experience the basics of sailing or simply enjoy the picturesque scenery. Advanced reservations encouraged.
Toll Free: 800-950-4361
Spa

Spa

Waters Meet Spa and Wellness Center in Lutsen We value your special time with us, for rest, reflection and renewal. Massage services are provided by members of an association of experienced wellness professionals who work cooperatively at either of the two north shore locations.
Phone: (218) 663-7212
Toll Free: 1-800-258-8736
Explore Grand Marais

Explore Grand Marais

The scenic drive to Grand Marais is a picturesque drive up the North Shore. Experience this quaint harbor village and the wonders of art, culture, dining, shopping, and of course the harbor itself. View the lighthouse and a closer look at moored sailboats. Enjoy a coffee at an eco friendly cafe and then shop the amazing art galleries and studios. Well known for its festivals and events, follow the link below for more information on the Arts Festival, Dragon Boat Festival and Fisherman`s Picnic.
Gitchi-Gami State Trail

Gitchi-Gami State Trail

When completed, the Gitchi-Gami State Trail will be an 86 mile non-motorized, paved trail between Two Harbors and Grand Marais. The trail provides visitors and residents with a safe alternative to riding on Highway 61. Various segments of the trail are already completed and can be viewed by visiting the website. Bring your bikes, roller blades, walking and jogging shoes to enjoy this beautiful trail along Lake Superior.
State Parks

State Parks

There are opportunities of easy access to four spectacular, year-round state parks near Cascade Vacation Rentals. They are Tettegouche, Temperance River, Cascade River and George Crosby Manitou. Lake Superior is next door to these picturesque parks and their features include waterfalls, rivers, and pristine forests. Adventures range from season to season including hiking, biking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and wildlife viewing. Along the way stop at the historic Split Rock Lighthouse State Park and Gooseberry Falls State Park.
Gunflint Trail

Gunflint Trail

The Gunflint Trail offers a wild, quiet country allowing a step back from the hustle and bustle of the every day world. Enjoy the untamed wilderness, take in the wildflowers, forest and lakes as you drive along the Gunflint Trail National Scenic Byway. Experience fishing, cross-country skiing, and wild berry picking.
Fishing

Fishing

It almost goes without saying - fishing is one of the most popular activities in the land of 10,000 lakes. Walleye opener usually coincides with Mother`s Day weekend, giving two great reasons to visit the North Shore in mid-May! Other types of fish have various opening dates. Inland lakes have a variety of types of fish, as do the local rivers and streams. The MN Dept. of Natural Resources link below has a neat "Lake Finder" section that tells you all the details of a particular lake. It is also possible to charter a boat to go fishing on Lake Superior. This page has a good list of the options: http://toftecharters.com/

http://www.americasnorthcoast.org/outdoor-recreation/fishing.php.