Outdoor Adventures

Thunder Bay, Canada

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For those who have their passports, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada is about 1.5 hours drive from Grand Marais. It's Lake Superior's largest town and is a beautiful place to visit. There is everything from fine dining and shopping to spectacular nature parks and hiking. There is something for everyone.

Link: Midwest Weekends

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center - 28 Moose Pond Drive, Grand Marais, MN 55604

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Learn about the historic Gunflint Trail. A wonderful place to take the family for activities, exhibits, nature programs and hiking. 

Link: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Gooseberry Falls State Park - 3206 Hwy 61 E, Two Harbors, MN 55616

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A beautiful place to hike and enjoy breathtaking  waterfalls, Lake Superior Shoreline, and 

the Gooseberry River gorge. There is also an abundance of wildlife. 

Link: MN Department of Natural Resources

Link:MN State Parks

Lutsen Mountains

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Although it's Minnesota's largest ski resort, they have many things for visitors all year long. Take a lovely gondola ride, take a sled ride or hike the Summit Spur Trail thru Superior National Forest and over Poplar River. Thee is also Papa Charlie's Tavern & Grill. 


Link: Lutsen Mountains

Pincushion Mount Trail System

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The perfect place to hike, bike, and picnic. The trail is 9 miles and sports amazing views of Lake Superior and Grand Marais Harbor. It's considered a moderate hike and leashed dogs are allowed. 


Link: US Forest Service

Sweetheart's Bluff

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A beautiful 2 km hike right in Grand Marais. See beautiful views of the Grand Marais Harbor and Lake Superior. Perfect for those looking for a delightful but easier adventure.


Link: Superior Hiking