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Our "Favorite to..." List

The nearest 'big city' is about a 100-mile drive of a beautifully winding road overlooking Lake Superior. The view and the curves (and the deer) will make that hop from city life to our little town last a delightful 2-hour drive. 


Once you arrive, we know that Grand Marais (and Cook County) will not disappoint. Even though it is rural and quite remote, the entertainment options are endless. ​

The North Shore Visitor website is an excellent resource to find all the possibilities in our area, but if you would like our taste in it, please read on!

This list is hard to finish, so we settled to keep it flowing and changing.

Every Summer, we find a new hike; every Winter, Andrew wants to check out another frozen Lake; every Season, we meet a new talented local - all of our Up North favorites are here or will be included soon.

Simone & Andrew

to adventure

About 15 minutes drive from us.

Moderate to Hard Intensity: Lots of stairs, excellent workout!

The super cool waterfall that falls into a hole, and nobody knows where it goes!

(By the way, if you go here, we highly recommend finishing it with lunch or just a visit to the Nanibijou Lodge, across the highway from the park.)

About 15 minutes drive from us.  

Moderate Intensity. 

Awesome view of Lake Superior when you get to the top.

About 5 minute drive from us.

Easy Intensity.

Nice and short in the woods hike.

About 25 minute's drive from us.

Easy to Moderate Intensity. 

A beautiful hike along the river with some sweet swimming holes.

45 minutes drive from us.

High intensity.

Eagle Mountain is the highest point in Minnesota.

It has a beautiful view of the Fall Colors.

If you are looking for a leisurely stroll while enjoying your coffee 

or a nice place to go for a jog, Croftville is just that.

It is a paved road that follows the lake and is only 1 mile from us.

The entire road is 1.5 miles.

to dine

Fantastic fish and chips (try fried herring and coleslaw).

Or, grilled trout dinner with wild rice.... Yum!

Craving some Lake Superior fresh fish caught this morning by local fishermen? You found The Place! 

They say it all: "An approachable taco shop serving up Frybread tacos + Northern tacos from our tiny scratch kitchen."

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