Day Trip With Us: Grand Marais

Day Trip With Us: Grand Marais

Apr 18 , 2023


Scott and Sara Clifton

The North Shore is a popular Minnesota day tripping location, for such good reason! There's hundreds of nature nooks and crannies along this beautiful coast to be discovered. 
Our fam recently took a day trip up to gorgeous Grand Marais. This quaint little town is a couple hour drive from Duluth and filled with the best local shops, eats, and outdoor adventure spots.
Here's some highlights from our day spent up North!
-A quick stop at Fika Coffee is always a must! This Scandinavian inspired coffee shop in Lutsen is super adorable, roasts beans in house, and creates some of the best lattes around. I highly recommend their oat milk cardamom latte- so so good!
- Lunch at Voyageur Brewing! This brewery has a cozy family friendly atmosphere and awesome brews, too.  The Angry Trout and The Fishermans Daughter are great lunch spots as well! 
- Local shopping, of course! Some of our Grand Marais faves are The Big Lake Life, Upstate Minnesota, and North Country Cottages (open seasonally). 
- Take a hike! With the deep snow in late March this year, we picked a quicker, easily accessible trail and hiked the George Washington Pines just a bit up the Gunflint Trail. The pines on this trail are incredible- highly recommend for your skiing or hiking adventures. 
Grand Marais is a grand adventure choice for a day trip or an entire vacay. Pack in the fam and the hiking shoes and enjoy!
Happy adventuring, 
About Sara:
Sara Clifton is owner and founder of North & Shore, homeschool mama of 4, and lover of all things North Shore! You can often find her exploring the forest with her kiddos with a warm drink in hand. Connect with her through our Instagram page or at

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