25 Coolest Midwest Lake Vacation Spots
More cool art: Grand Marais, Minnesota
Tucked into a natural Lake Superior harbor (110 miles northeast of Duluth), this town of 1,400 has a surprising arts scene. You can poke around galleries downtown—such as the Siverson Art Gallery, pictured—or head to the North House Folk School for classes (topics include boat-building and basket-weaving), films and even concerts.
The creative spirit extends to area restaurants, where chefs work culinary magic with fresh-caught lake fish. Grand Marais also is a gateway to the Gunflint Trail, which reaches deep into Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.