Grand Marais, Minnesota
Tucked beside the Sawtooth Mountains, in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Grand Marais has it all. First up, fuel your adventures at Angry Trout Cafe, housed where an old fishing shanty once stood. Then, embrace your inner Nick Offerman at The North House Folk School where you can hone your wood carving, fly casting, and sailing skills. Get out at Judge C.R. Magney State Park where a rugged trail drops you off at series of waterfalls. Mountain bikers can stop at the Superior National Forest ranger station at the edge of town for maps and trail information.
Getting There: Fly to Duluth; drive two hours to the northeast.
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