Slipping into a kayak and gliding out over the water, moving with agility a few inches above the surface is a wonderful way to get a sense of Lake Superior. Grand Marais’ shoreline is part of the Lake Superior Water Trail and we have a handful of easy access locations.
In Grand Marais
The cobblestone beach right outside our door is an excellent place to slip into the lake. Paddle the shoreline along the beach out to Artist Point or head east and enjoy expansive views of the Sawtooth Mountains.
Grand Marais Harbor
Kayakers can take off from the public beaches all around the harbor or the public access boat landings on either side of the harbor. Explore the harbor, then paddle out to the big lake along the breakwalls – east or west is your choice!
Cut Face Creek
A lovely seasonal wayside rest sits on Superior’s shore five miles west on Highway 61. Cut Face Creek wayside offers a picnic area, restrooms and a wide open beach to paddle from. The nearby shoreline is undeveloped and a gull rookery is located on a shallow rocky island offshore.
Thirteen miles east on Highway 61 is an undeveloped expanse of cobblestone known as Paradise Beach. The flat shore is ideal for taking off and landing.
If Superior seems too big or the wind isn’t right, you can head 10 miles north to the public landing on Devil Track Lake. The lake is primarily residential with the western end undeveloped.
The Winter Gathering and Arctic Film Festival
A Perfect Storm
The “Secret” State Park
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