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Grand Marais Travel Tips

Grand Marais Vacation Rentals Offer Great Vacations for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Grand Marais is beautifully situated along the northern shore of Lake Superior, backed by the Sawtooth Mountain Range. Grand Marais means "great marsh" and historically this area would have had extensive marshes during the fur-trading era. There is a small bay and natural harbor which no doubt led to the development of the village. Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake, surrounded by rocky shores and with amazing clear waters. Its tranquil summer appearance belies the storms which can blow up and have been the cause of 350 shipwrecks and many lives lost.

Grand Marais is surrounded by millions of acres of unspoiled forests and lakes, offering great outdoor activities in the quiet natural scenery. The area is popular with artisans and there are many courses offered at the Grand Marais Art Colony and the North House Folk School for all ages and abilities.

Great Outdoor Activities from Grand Marais Lake Houses

There is an endless list of things to see and do from your Grand Marais vacation home. Lake Superior offers sailing, boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, Jet Skiing, waterskiing and swimming. Charter fishing is popular in the area and a half-day trip may reward keen fishermen with salmon and trout for the freezer. In season, grouse and deer hunting are also available. The area is also a haven for wildlife and wading birds. During the winter, the area has excellent cross country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling through snow-covered pine forests and past winter moose yards. In the summer, hikers and mountain bikers can enjoy the miles of paths and trails with plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife. Golf and tennis are also available in the area along with opportunities to learn new crafts.

The Advantages of Staying in Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Staying in a vacation home or cabin on the edge of Lake Superior helps visitors to really absorb the unique atmosphere of this lovely area. Set amongst the trees, guests can step out of their own private hideaway and drink in the fresh air and scenery. Vacation homes offer plenty of space for visitors to bring and store their own sports equipment, or set up their easel and enjoy painting and sketching. Stock the refrigerator with food and drinks and you can ignore the rest of the world for a time, if you choose. All the accommodation are well equipped with spacious living areas and comfortable beds to make your stay complete. Whether your want to enjoy a romantic break or an action-packed vacation, Grand Marais cottages are the perfect places to stay.

Getting to Grand Marais Vacation Rentals

Grand Marais is well served by several airports including Thunder Bay Airport, 64 miles over the border in Canada, and Ely Municipal Airport, 70 miles away in Minnesota. The nearest major airport is Duluth International Airport which is a 107-mile drive from the Grand Marais vacation rentals.

For those who prefer to drive to the area, Grand Marais is easily reached along the scenic SR-62, northeast from Duluth which is approximately 100 miles away.

The Best Time to Stay at Minnesota Vacation Rentals

Grand Marais enjoys beautiful summer temperatures from June to September, making this outdoor paradise a great place to escape the city heat. Average daily highs peak at 70 F (21 C) which is a most pleasant temperature for those pursuing outdoor activities. The area sees at least 19 inches of snowfall throughout the winter months, from October to early May, and it can be cloudy with very little sunshine.

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