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best things to do in grand marais


It's a peninsula in the Grand Marais harbor that is characterized by large rock formations, vivid water colors, and breathtaking views of Lake Superior.

Take In the Views at Artist’s Point

The iconic Grand Marias Lighthouse, located at the end of the breakwater wall that outlines Artist’s Point. It's still functional and adds to the panoramic beauty of the area.

Photos of the Grand Marais Lighthouse

For over 51 years, and 5 generations of bakers, people have been lining up (for 20-30 minutes!) to experience a Grand Marais World’s Best Donut!

World’s Best Donuts

Both the Angry Trout Café and The Fisherman’s Daughter at Dockside Fish Market are well-known for their dock-to-table locally caught fish served up with delicious sides.

Feast on Local Fish

Lovingly known as, “the place that sells Beaver Flicks.” Every square inch inside of the shop is covered with live bait, tackle, and handmade fishing lures

Visit the Beaver House

All of their craft beers, both seasonal and flagships, are brewed with water from Lake Superior. Having a beer or sampling a flight at Voyageur Brewing Company is a must.

Voyageur Brewing Company

The Grand Marais Harbor has a plethora of these smooth red-colored stones that have helped to make rock skipping on the Minnesota North Shore a legitimate pastime.

Skip Rocks on the Beach

With funny Scandinavian-named pizzas like The Uffda Zah, and The Haviian Zah,  experiencing Sven and Ole’s is definitely one of the tastiest (and fun!) things to do in Grand Marais.

Sven and Ole’s Pizza

Along with amazing custard and wood-fired pizza, Sydney’s features a rooftop deck that tops our list of the best things to do in Grand Marais.

Custard at Sydney’s

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