5 Things to Do This Summer in Grand Marais
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Grand Marais is a little village in the eastern Upper Peninsula sits along the south shore of Lake Superior and is a gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. If you’re looking for wild beauty in any season, this is your spot. Here are five places not to miss this summer.
Chapel Falls Hike: A popular hike in the Chapel Basin area of Pictured Rocks. This 2.5 mile roundtrip trek is an easy hike for beginners. It runs along an old roadbed. Hikers follow a path that takes them through a maple forest and offers a view of the 60-foot high Chapel Falls.
Log Slide Overlook: This overlook is one of the classic Pictured Rocks spots. Located about 7 miles west of Grand Marais, you’ll walk past historic logging pieces before reaching the overlook area atop the dunes. The view is over the Grand Sable Banks area.
Sable Falls: The scenery around this waterfall is stunning, featuring a 75-foot drop over the area’s signature Jacobsville sandstone. Want the best view? Stand at the bottom of the 168-step staircase.
Twelvemile Beach: This 12-mile stretch of sandy beach sits at the midway point of the national park. There is a long flight of stairs leading to the Lake Superior beach area.
Pickle Barrel House Museum: Some have described this larger-than-life pickle barrel as of the quirkiest structures in the country. It was originally built in 1926 as a summer home for cartoonist William Donahey, who created Teenie Weenies comic strip. It’s open for limited hour during the summer for visitors.
Whether you are visiting Grand Marais for a day or longer, there are lots of ways to enjoy this community.
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