Grand Marias is located in Minnesota’s Cook County. Scenic Grand Marais sits along U.S. highway 61 and Lake Superior. Grand Marais has a population of 1,351 and was founded in 1903. Amazing arts culture, unmatched natural beauty, unique and quaint shops, and a body of water that demands your attention. But before you take it all in, you’ll want to find a place to hang you hat, and you have a lot to choose from in Grand Maris. Hotels, motels, cabins, condos, home rentals, bed & breakfasts – you name it. Whatever you decide, there’s one thing they all have in common: a wonderful way to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. What’s better than waking up at eh crack of swan, breathing in the crisp northern air and taking your first step toward your newest outdoor adventure? Having the best gear to get you there! For more than 100 years, the people of Grand Marais have been exploring the Northwoods, and generations of outfitters have helped shape the industry. Whether it’s hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, dogsledding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or snowshoeing, they have the gear to get you there! If RVing is more your thing, you’re in luck.
You’ll enjoy a panoramic Lake Superior shoreline, trails to Artists’ Point, Grand Marais Lighthouse and a little piece of the North Shore where the sun says its first “Good morning”. Whatever you decide to do, make sure you explore. Sure, it’s well known as an arts community, but its sense of originality makes this area truly unique. Its not reserved for the artisans and shop owners. It’s everywhere – charming signs, door panels on old garages, even the sides of buildings. Once you visit a shop or gallery, you’ll notice originality is combined beautifully with inspiration and world-class craftsmanship. The creativity of Grand Marais extends far beyond. It’s also found in the impressive collection of restaurants that makes this village one of a kind. From picnic tables to linen tablecloths, from eclectic to familiar, you’ll find your perfect spot for fresh fish, basted ribs, pizza, organic salads or burgers topped twenty ways. Relax enjoy and see how they make suppertime (or any time) special. After all, there are stories to tell, memories to share and adventures to plan.