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

East Bay

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.

Paradise Beach

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.

Inland Lake

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.

Kayak Rentals

Bear Track Outfitting in Grand Marais Devil Track Resort on Devil Track Lake

(800) 414-2807







Grand Marais First Friday! ... See MoreSee Less

It's First Friday Grand Marais and the kickoff of Labor Day weekend! We're celebrating with 25% off paddling gear. That's just the start of the fun. After you pick up your water toys at Stone Harbor, head over to Betsy Bowen Studio. They have an opening reception of Paintings and Hand-Painted Woodcuts by Betsy Bowen from 5-8 p.m. Elfin's Bakery is stoking the wood fired oven in the backyard and offering samples of delicious bread starting around 5pm. Over at Stephan Hoglund Jewelry and Photography, Stephan continues a show of his photographs and pieces of his art collection upstairs. And keep exploring because all of the galleries are open until 8:00 p.m.

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Part of what makes us cool! ... See MoreSee Less

This just shows some of the cool things you can find walking down the street in Grand Marais. This is Yvonne accompanying Neil Sherman while he paints in the harbor. He is getting ready for his next workshop at the Art Colony on nocturnal painting. #VisitCC #OnlyInMN Interested in the workshop? Here are the details: www.grandmaraisartcolony.org/workshop.cfm?wid=338

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  • ”Full kitchen and a gorgeous view to Lake Superior. Waking to the crashing waves totally rocks, great way to start any day !”

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