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Grand Marais Travel Guide

On the Southern shores of Lake Superior is the harbor village of Grand Marais, home to the oldest art colony in Minnesota and a place where musicians and artists come to find inspiration. Outside of town there are trails for hiking and cycling and wildlife all around.

Things to Do in Grand Marais

With the Superior National Forest on your doorstep, hiking trails are abundant. Check into the Chik-Wauk Nature Center to discover the best spots along the Gunflint trail. Choose the Honeymoon Bluff or Pincushion Mountain Trail System of beautiful areas of nature to explore or head to Grand Portage State Forest for crosscountry skiing and dog sledding, plus more hikes and trails to discover.

The Grand Marais Art Colony is where you will find the creative community, hosting frequent workshops and events plus work by local artists.

If you're a history buff, investigate the past with a trip to the Cook County Historical Museum, housed in a beautiful 19th-century lighthouse- keepers house.

Best Time to Visit Grand Marais

April, May and June and perfect for visiting Grand Marais as the weather is pleasant and there's less chance of rain.

Price and Availability Index in Grand Marais

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Grand Marais is in July, while the cheapest month is in April. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Grand Marais is in the high season in July. Grand Marais has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Grand Marais tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Grand Marais tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Grand Marais

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Grand Marais. The warmest months in Grand Marais are May and June, when temperatures reach 87 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -18 ˚F. The wettest month in Grand Marais is September with 5.52 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 1.09 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Grand Marais

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Glamping Hub and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 182 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Grand Marais ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A trip to Grand Marais can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $29 per night. A typical accommodation in Grand Marais costs on average $176 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Grand Marais, then you can choose from over 89 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 6 places to stay include a breakfast. If you are driving to Grand Marais, you'll want to pick from 111 places to stay that provide parking.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 58 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

In Grand Marais AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 71 places to stay from Airbnb, 22 accommodations from VRBO and 22 places to stay from Glamping Hub.

116 of our places to stay in Grand Marais have been rated by previous guests. They rated 61% as excellent or good. 59 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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