The Point at Grand Marais in Minnesota
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The Point in Grand Marais

Grand Mara is a small town in Minnesota with a population of less than 1500. This delightful community is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is a perfect place to stay to explore the North Shore. And, while you are there, you don’t want to miss the Point in Grand Marais!

The Point in Grand Marais is also known as Artist Point. And, while there is an actual hiking trail, I think of the Point at Grand Marais as a place to wander and explore.

The Point at Grand Marais

It is hard to miss the interesting rock formations above and below the surface of the crystal clear water.

Rock formations in Lake Superior

You can also stroll out to the end of the breakwater to get an up close view of the Grand Marais Lighthouse. It was constructed in 1920.

Path to the Lighthouse at the Point in Grand Marais

And, while this lighthouse won’t win any beauty contests, it does offer a spectacular view of Grand Marais.

View of Grand Marais from the Lighthouse

Once you’re ready to relax, the Point in Grand Marais is also a great place to sit and sip coffee while gazing into the horizon.

Lake superior with 2 boats on the horizon

Enjoy watching the boats sail past as well as the ducks swimming in the water.

Duck Swimming in Lake Superior

From a practical standpoint, the surface is rocky and uneven. So, persons with mobility issues might find it challenging. Also, it wouldn’t take much for a small child to tumble into the water, so use caution with little ones. But, the walk is not difficult particularly if you take your time.

The Lighthouse in Grand Marais, MN

Whether you have 20 minutes or 2 hours to spend on the Point in Grand Marais, it is sure to be a highlight of your trip. The view is hard to beat!

Rocky Coastline of Lake Superior at the Point in Grand Marais

For more trip information on the Land of a 10,000 Lakes, check out my Minnesota page.

View of Grand Marais from the Point

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