Our Community

Grand Marais harbor, gift shop,


         Grand Marais, Minnesota 

            North Shore of Lake Superior

Artsy and quirky, the North Shore harbor village of Grand Marais welcomes creatives, families and adventure-seekers alike. This 1,000 member community is forward thinking while being steeped in tradition. We boast the highest number of doctoral degrees and out houses in the country, or so we are told.  This rich community has much to offer to visitors and residents alike.  
Nestled between the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior, it is easy to see why so many find inspiration here.  Musicians, artists, photographers and adventurers journey to Cook County seeking new perspectives and regeneration.
Explore the oldest art colony in Minnesota https://grandmaraisartcolony.org/ . Take a class at the North House Folk School https://northhouse.org/ .  Wander through our unique shops and restaurants. Travel the length of the historic Gunflint Trail or frolic in our Winter Wonderland if that's your style.
Check out Visit Cook County to learn about all we have to offer.