Many of our Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts guests love to experience more of the North Shore with a day trip to Grand Marais, MN – one of our favorite day trip destinations.
This quaint, harbor town is a 30-minute drive from Bluefin Bay along Scenic Highway 61. Grand Marais is bursting with creative energy, natural beauty and one-of-a-kind events. This year, it won the title of “America’s Coolest Small Town” from Budget Travel Magazine. Take a scenic drive to shop, explore and see discover why it’s so “cool” for yourself.
We suggest skipping stones along harbor beach, exploring the rocky coastline along Artist’s Point, checking out the art galleries and quaint shops for one-of-a-kind gifts. And for the “doers” in your group, don’t miss the Grand Marais Art Colony or North House Folk School where you can take a hands-on class.
Did we mention beer?
If you’re a beer lover and micro-brew fan, you’re in luck. This year, Grand Marais gained two new micro-breweries.
Located on Highway 61 and overlooking the harbor, is Voyageur Brewing Company — Grand Marais’ first and only microbrewery. Voyageur embraces its Minnesota roots, using locally harvested wild rice and maple syrup in many of its recipes. Stop in for a seasonal craft beer only available in the new taproom, take a tour, indulge in a delicious small plate and enjoy the expansive Lake Superior views. You can also experience one of the local brews – Boundary Waters Brunette Brown Ale – right at the Bluefin Grille where it is always on tap. More information: www.voyageurbrewing.com.
Gunflint Tavern, nestled in the heart of downtown Grand Marais, offers stunning views of the harbor with delicious food and drink to match. While taking in the sites, sample anything from a light hummus appetizer to baby back ribs paired with a pint from their impressive tap list featuring beers crafted in-house, from other local breweries and microbrews from around the country. More information: www.gunflinttavern.com.