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Cottage Chronicles
Nearby Activities

Scenes from Croftville Road Cottages...

Near Croftville Road...

Take a walk along Croftville Road known as the "walking road". Usually one will see more walkers than cars on this small road. It is a 1.5 mile stretch of the original North Shore Highway that winds closely to the shore of Lake Superior offering magnificent vistas at every turn.


The Shore

Hike along the ruggedly beautiful shoreline. Enjoy stunning sunrises over the lake. Throw or skip some rocks. Find that special small rock to pick or that perfect large rock to sit on and warm yourself in the sun. Lake Superior is so close you can reach out and touch its icy waters.


Pincushion Mountain

Park in the Pincushion Lot 3 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais.  Hike the Superior Hiking Trail to Pincushion Mountain. Pincushion Mountain provides panoramic views up and down the shoreline for miles. Continue on the Superior Hiking Trail to explore the gorge created by Devil's Track River.


A Well Deserved Nap

Doze off in the lakeside bedroom to the rhythm of breaking waves with the spectacular view of Lake Superior spread out at your feet. Nap in a patio chair being awakened by a large wave hitting the rocks.

End your day sitting by your own fire circle watching the glowing embers, sparkling stars, and moonlight reflecting off the lake. Or sit back in a wingback chair warming yourself by the gas stove with the everchanging sights and sounds of Lake Superior just outside the window.

Scenes Near Croftville Road...

Near Grand Marais...

Grand Marais and its surrounding area have a fabulous variety of activities to offer every visitor for every season. Recreation, sightseeing, nature watching, shopping, fine dining, educational oppurtunities, entertainment, and the arts abound here. Check out the calendars listing annual festive events on one of the area guides listed here.

For years many artists and photographers have found inspiration and endless subjects to create a vast variety of work for all to enjoy. Perhaps you too will find inspiration here and bring back reminders of a special time in a special place.

Recommended Links:

Visit Cook County:
Boreal (Community Website):
Boundary Waters Canoe Area:
Superior Hiking Trail Association:
Pincushion Ski and Run Club:
Grand Marais Art Colony:
North House Folk School:

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