Artist’s Point

“Artist’s Point” is the name of a small peninsula that forms the double harbour in the town of Grand Marais. This is a must-do whenever you are in Grand Marais — and in my opinion the windier the day the better!

Roundtrip: 1 km
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Grand Marais, MN

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Check out the shoreline rocks beneath the break-wall and see if you can find names of visitors dating back to 1892! You can walk along the cement pier out to the Grand Marais lighthouse.

Coming from the border crossing, at the one and only stoplight, turn left (toward the lake) onto Broadway Avenue and keep going until you reach a large parking lot. Park and walk past the Coast Guard buildings to the trail on the left. You will see the sign for Artist’s Point at the start of the trail.

2 thoughts on “Artist’s Point”

  1. Hi Jay, thanks for the correction!

    There are so many hikes in the Norwesters, I don’t have all of them on the site…yet. Here are the ones I have so far (in no particular order)….

    Mt Godfrey old Ski Trail Route
    Mink Mountain
    Carp River Road
    The Eagle
    Carp River Falls
    Crescent Lake
    Mt McKay Halfway Trail
    Top of McKay
    Mount Rose
    Mount Godfrey
    Lost Mountain Loop
    Fox Mountain
    Picnic Point
    Fox Lookout

  2. Hi – just a small correction I think. Your directions….if you’re coming from Thunder Bay, when you get to the stop light, you have to take a left and head toward the Coast Guard station and the big parking lot. If I am understanding your directions, you say to take a right.

    Love your site. Love reading of all the opportunities along the lakeshore on this side of the border. We have generally gone to Minnesota to hike. This will change that.

    Saving me from looking through all the hikes, does your site list any hikes in the Norwester’s just south of Thunder Bay?
    Thanks, great job,

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