Grand Marais is a teeny little town in northern Minnesota on the shore of Lake Superior. Even in the summer, the water can be bitter cold. But the lake is a beautiful, clear blue and the beaches are red, blue, and white rocks, mostly worn smooth from the waves.
2,000 people live up here, but even though it's small in numbers it’s still the biggest town you’ll find anywhere in the area for hours. In the summertime, lots of people come to visit from the bigger cities to the south, Duluth and Minneapolis especially. It’s a unique and quirky place, home of the World’s Best Donuts and the gateway to wilderness areas like the Boundary Waters, that’s about an hour’s drive away.
There are little shops, galleries and cafés along Main street. Everything is mostly concentrated in a two-street radius overlooking the Marina. The Angry Trout is a landmark here, one of the original restaurants serving fresh fish right from the lake.
The folks who live out here are tough enough to survive -60 degree winters, but the weather in the summertime is fine and the nature around here is stunning.