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Seasonal update
** lots of local arts, crafts and seasonal sales and events
** read about Lake Superior Shipwrecks
Covid Updates

CDC recommends mask wearing for all people [vaccinated or not] indoors or in crowded outdoor areas].

Travel Tips

Book early – lodging is getting hard to find, that said, here are some specials for winter.

Be Patient – every business is short staffed, we’ve got road construction and it is busy

Have Fun – look at what to do in each community, check out the mile-by-mile list, find a map, an event, and see every place you can access Lake Superior.

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Be flexible, don’t litter and remember … you don’t have to hurry up to slow down

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Here are some wonderful places to stay . . .

a note from nina

. . . and it’s winter!

On December 5th our first snowstorm – a full-on blizzard – blew in dumping 12″ along the shore and just over 21″ deep inland. With continuing wind gusts in the 30 mile-per-hour range and dropping temps, December 6th is a snow day as we dig out. Lutsen Mountains is open daily starting Friday, December 10th and I will update the Trail Report as cross-country ski, snowmobile, and fat bike systems open. I will start snowshoeing as soon as the winds die down! I am expecting lots of outdoor fun throughout the holidays.

The North Shore is ideal for shopping small and local; check out the amazing number of craft sales, bazaars, art shows and events. New this year – weekend offering of Tea aboard the historic Edna G – how cool is that?!

For outdoor fun – wave watching at any of these Lake Superior public access spots. Wind brings Shipwrecks to mind as nor’easters come ripping down the lake creating magnificent waves and troubled seas.

It’s a winter wonderland!

– Nina

Map of North Shore
GRAND MARAIS WEATHER
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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