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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Grand Marais (Lake Superior) Minnesota

The small harbor village of Grand Marais is located in Minnesota along the north shore of Lake Superior. It quaint, quite, charming and absolutely beautiful.

Walking along the shoreline of the harbor you will notice  several boats, seagulls, pebbles, a few friendly people, and tons of beautiful scenery.

The artsy side of the small village is evident with it's art galleries, festivals,  and store front decor. It's not unusual to see a painter, with easel and canvas, at work on their latest piece at Artist's Point . The beautiful coast of Lake Superior, the harbor lighthouse, and sailboats are some of the greatest inspiration for artist.

Artist's Point is a barrier island formed from lava and connected to the mainland by deposits from lake currents, forming a tombolo.

Artist Point and the lighthouse can be accessed from the parking area near the coast guard building. Turn right past the building and a concrete trail will lead you right up to the lighthouse.

Follow to trail left from the coast guard station to get to Artist Point. To explore the whole area will require an fairly easy climb on the rocks, but it is well worth the effort to see the place.

We sat on the rocks , talking  to a couple about their recent visit to Oregon and watching the sun set. It was a nice way to end the day!

Grand Marais is located two hours north of Duluth and just 30 minutes south of Grand Portage making it a great place to stay for exploring the north shore of Lake Superior.

Happy Travels! 

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