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EXPLORE UP NORTH

with us!

"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 the city life to our little town last a truly enjoyable 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 truly endless. ​

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

This is a hard list 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 soon be included.​

Feel free to 

if you're looking for something else!

PHOTOGRAPHERS, FLOWERS, WINE AND CHOCOLATE? WE GOT YOU COVERED!

New Flowers

NOW, THAT IS A HARD LIST TO MAKE

About 15 minutes drive from us.

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

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 a cross the highway from the park.)

About 25 minutes 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.

The Eagle Mountain is the highest point of Minnesota.

Beautiful view of the Fall Colors.

If you are looking for an easy 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 it is only 1 mile from us.

The entire road is 1.5 miles.

About 15 minutes drive from us.  

Moderate Intensity. 

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

About 5 minutes drive from us.

Easy Intensity.

Nice and short in the woods hike.

Image by Angelo Pantazis

FRESH FISH, AMERICAN CUISINE, DESERTS? WE GOT IT ALL.

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

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

Custard! Oh, custard.

Go ready for a sweet bomb and try their turtle custard.

And then, order your dinner: apple gorgonzola pizza

(baked in a wood fired oven!).

Sit in the amazing dinning room with the fireplace overlooking the lake, or go up above and listen to some live music. 

Take a drive to Naniboujou for the best breakfast ever! And, if you are around on a Sunday, drop in for their awesome brunch buffet. 

Not your ordinary food truck. Oh, no! One quick glance at their menu and you will se what I am talking about.

They say it all: "An approachable taco shop serving up Frybread tacos + Northern tacos from our tiny scratch kitchen. We make everything right here from the brisket we smoke for 14 hours to the Frybread we make fresh everyday – all day long!!"

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

Image by Stefan Johnson

WHERE ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO FIND US?

Want a black regular drip coffee? You got it.

Want an iced mocha? They have it.

Auntie Steph's tall, iced, light ice, decaf, dark chocolate raspberry mocha with half & half, extra sweet, with a bit of whipped? You betcha!

Amazing Porter and Brown Ale and delicious little finger foods

- specially on a Saturday afternoon in August sitting on the rooftop. 

Girls in a Coffee Shop