20 Reasons We Love Minnesota
Grand Marais' art scene
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 shops downtown such as the Sivertson Art Gallery, where the creations of regional artists reflect the influence of the lake. Pictured at left. (888) 880-4369; sivertson.com
Or head to the North House Folk School for classes (topics include boat-building and basket-weaving), films and even concerts. (218) 387-9762; northhouse.org
The creative spirit extends to area restaurants, where chefs work culinary magic with fresh-caught lake fish.