Artsy and quirky, the North Shore harbor village of Grand Marais welcomes creatives, families and adventure-seekers alike. The accolades almost speak for themselves. Grand Marais has been named America’s Coolest Small Town (Budget Travel Magazine), Top 10 Beach Getaways (Outside Magazine), and Next Great Adventure Town (National Geographic Adventure Magazine). In Grand Marais you’ll meet some of the most friendly, creative and talented people – both visitors and locals alike.
Nestled between the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior, it is easy to see why so many find inspiration in Grand Marais. There’s something new to discover around every corner. Musicians, artists, photographers and artisans journey to Grand Marais seeking inspiration, and they always find it.
Explore the oldest art colony in Minnesota. Spend an afternoon browsing our wonderful, local shops and find the perfect treasure to bring home.
Discover traditional crafts of the northern hemisphere at the North House Folk School. Sign up for a class and become an artisan yourself.
Find inspiration in the natural beauty that surrounds the harbor village. Watch the painters at Artist’s Point recreating sailboats, the lighthouse and the beautiful scenes of Lake Superior.
Indulge and enjoy yourself at any of our unique restaurants and discover the flavors of the North Shore. Or, enjoy warm, summer nights by dining al fresco at an outdoor café with your family and friends – both old and new.
Adventure outside the city on miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Or take a casual drive in search of wildlife – maybe you’ll find the elusive moose.
Welcome to Grand Marais. Minnesota’s picturesque harbor village on the world’s greatest lake. Is it the arts and culture that inspire adventure, or vice versa?