The historic village of Grand Marais, Michigan is located on the south shore of Lake Superior at the eastern gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Our warm summers, beautiful autumns, and snowy winters make Grand Marais a year-round recreation destination.
Congratulations to Keith Aili of Ray, Minnesota, winner of the 25th running of the UP200 Sled Dog Champtionship. Finishing second was Ryan Anderson, also of Ray, Minnesota, who has won the race for the past four years. Aili is also a four-time champion, setting the stage for a great race in 2015! Will one of them become the first five-time UP200 champ? As always, the town of Grand Marais pulled out all the stops to welcome the mushers. Everyone had a great time!
The Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce recently donated to the "Adopt-a-Veteran" program. This donation gave one WWII veteran the opportunity to go on the Mission V Honor Flight to Washington, DC on September 18, 2013. On Mission V, 76 veterans were able to tour the World War II Memorial. We thank them for their service and sacrifices. With the completion of Mission V, almost 400 Upper Peninsula WWII veterans have enjoyed a trip to Washington to view the memorial that was erected in their honor. See the photo at right.
We're all having a great time watching the new Stonehouse Bakery take shape on Lake Avenue. This is a great addition to our town, and you can see a terrific 13-minute time-lapse video of the construction to date at this YouTube link. Photography by Endless Horizons.
Grand Marais has a twice-monthly newspaper again, the Grand Marais Pilot and Pictured Rocks Review. It's published the second and fourth Thursday of the month and has all the latest news about Grand Marais. For subscription information, visit their website. Gift subscriptions are available!
Winter is almost here, and it's time to get those sleds ready to ride the Crazy 8's! Visit www.sno-trails.net for trail reports, trail map, club information, membership, and of course, to get your official Crazy 8's gear. Also check out Sno-Trails links page for links to local members, snowmobile rental, accommodations and more! And don't forget to sign up for trail reports in your inbox; the link for that is right on the Sno-Trails home page. For frequent updates and pictures from the trail, visit Sno-Trails on Facebook
Congratulations to the Burt Township School Polar Bears, who captured the Northern Lights League soccer championship for the second year in a row! This talented team, under Coach Warren Scaife and Assistant Coach Lea Ward-Harbaum also won the league tournament in Hannahville. Burt Township School might be small, but wonderful things are happening there. For more great news, visit their website!
May 24, 2014
Historical Society Spring Plant Sale
Jun 13, 2014
Annual Seaplane Splash-In, June 13-15
Jun 28, 2014
Kids' Fishing Pond at the Marina
Jul 4, 2014
Fourth of July Celebration
Jul 26, 2014
Grand Marais Garden Tour
Aug 8, 2014
Annual Music & Arts Festival, Aug. 8-10
Aug 30, 2014
Adult 5K Race and Kids' Triathlon
Aug 31, 2014
Grand Marais Triathlon