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Grand Marais is ideally situated between the shores of Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountain Range, with millions of acres of inland lakes and forests close at hand. If you’re after some solitude,or if you want outdoor adventure, you have rich and plentiful options. Hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking all take you into the most spectacular scenery in the Midwest. Come in winter for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Pass through winter moose yards, snow-tipped forests, rolling hills and valleys. Every season has its appeal, but always, you have the inspiration of Lake Superior, the majesty of Superior National Forest and the serenity of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Celebrate the five senses in other ways, too. Artists and craftspeople of all sorts make Grand Marais their home. Their sense of originality explains the quirky passion for a slice of color, subtle details, the wisp of humor that you will discover indoors and out. Take in a play or concert, or enjoy some live music in a local pub. Visit our galleries and specialty shops. Discover the shops' visual gifts in and of themselves. Restaurants and cafés, always inviting and relaxed, please all palates with menus reflecting North Shore specialties.
Discover the inspiration and reward that comes from working with your hands to make something truly special. Only in Grand Marais will you find both the North House Folk School and the Grand Marais Art Colony, offering an amazing array of courses. Classes are intergenerational, non-competitive, creative, and designed for all skill levels. Reacquaint yourself with the wonderful satisfaction of making something meaningful with your heart and hands.
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