Geocaching in Grand Marais
Geocaching has been called “the world’s treasure hunt”, and whether you are an experienced geocacher or brand-new to the sport, you’ll find dozens of caches hidden in the Grand Marais area. This fun family activity is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the spectacular scenery in our part of the U.P. If you have a hand-held GPS and a pair of comfortable shoes, you are ready to hunt for geocaches! Find the coordinates of a geocache, get yourself there using your GPS, and hunt around until you find a geocache container. Sign the log book and swap a goody or two, and be sure to log your find at the official geocaching site, www.geocaching.com.
Where to Learn About Geocaching
The best place to learn about geocaching is at the official geogaching website. Here you’ll find instructions and lots of guidance, and you can search for geocaches in the Grand Marais area. Be sure to create an account for yourself, so you can log your geocaches and share your experiences with others!
Golf and Disc Golf
If you’re planning a trip to Grand Marais, bring your clubs! While we do not have a golf course in town, there are several fine courses nearby. We also have the Superior Pines Disc Golf Course, newly opened in 2011. This course is located in the School Forest, just three miles east of town. Disc Golf is a family activity and you only need a Frisbee and comfortable walking shoes to give it a try!
Local Golf Courses
Newberry Country Club
Corner of M28 & M123, Newberry, MI 49868
Phone: (906) 293-8422
The Newberry Country Club is open to the public and features an 18-hole regulation course and a 12-tee driving range. The course is located in Newberry, one hour southeast of Grand Marais. The 6150-yard, par 71 course has a course rating of 72.9 and a slope rating of 129.
Pictured Rocks Golf Club
E10240 County Road H-58, PO Box 236, Munising, MI 49862
Pro shop: (906) 387-3970
Restaurant/bar: (906) 387-3970
Pictured Rocks Golf Club is located east of Munising, approximately 50 minutes from Grand Marais. You’ll find a challenging 18-hole golf course, putting green, driving range, golf cart rental, rental clubs, pro shop, and restaurant/bar. The longest tees offer a 6246-yard course with a rating of 69.7 and a slope of 113.
Superior Pines Disc Golf Course
Grand Marais’ newest family activity is Disc Golf! Under the supervision of Brian Prill, the students of Burt Township School built an 18-hole, championship-caliber disc golf course in School Forest, just three miles east of town. The course is open to the public and opened in the summer of 2011. Visit the Superior Pines Disc Golf Facebook page or find detailed information about the course at the Professional Disc Golf website.