superior trails | lake superior sunset superiortrails - shovel point

Grand Marais - More Things to Do & See
Hiking to Sweetheart's Bluff & Artists Point

Sweethearts Bluff, Grand Marais, MN
Happy Hikers at the top of Sweetheart's Bluff

Grand Marais Hiking Trails

When we camp at the Municipal Campground, we usually get a fair amount of exercise just walking to and around downtown Grand Marais and the harbor. But for additional exercise and scenic views we take a hike out to Artists Point or up to the top of Sweetheart's Bluff.


Artist Point and Breakwater Lighthouse

artists point

 

Artists Point is the wooded "island" at the end of the spit of land that forms the natural harbor of Grand Marais. The lighthouse is at the end of the breakwater.

 

The trail to Artists Point and the Lighthouse Breakwater is behind the Coast Guard Station. (click on the map below for details)

Artist Point Trail

artists point

 

< < < Jo relaxing at Artists Point while I hiked out to the end of the peninsula.

Artist Point Hiking

The trails around Artists Point aren't marked but you can see some traffic patterns that others often follow. And kids love to explore new ways to get around.

grand marais lighthouse

 

The west end of Artist's Point leads to the breakwater and lighthouse.

lighthouse

 

Walking along the top of the narrow concrete breakwater can be tricky.


 

Sweetheart's Bluff Hiking Trail

view from the top of Sweetheart's Bluff, Grand Marais
Here's a photo from the top of Sweetheart's Bluff hiking trail.
Artists Point is on the right
at the end of the spit of land in the center of the photo.

sweethearts bluff

The Sweetheart's Bluff Trail Head is at the western end of the Municipal Campground. See the picture from Google Maps. > > >

SweetHearts Bluff Trail

Once at the top you can return along a trail that leads to the lake front and scenic overlooks (see picture). This then joins the wheelchair friendly lake view trail that returns to the trail head.

Other Grand Marais Hiking

Other hiking & scenic vistas can be had at the nearby Pincushioin Mountain, Devil Track River Gorge, Kadunce River and Cascade River Trails. For more info see our article and photos on Fall Hiking in Grand Marais area.

Some Grand Marais Area events, things to see and do

Spring, Summer, and Fall Festivals & Events

During the winter of 2016 - 17

More Grand Marais Links - things to see and do

Grand Marais Municipal Campground
North House Folk School
Grand Marais Playhouse
Grand Marais Area Tourism Association

Next Stop on Lake Superior Tour: Crossing into Canada and Kakebeka Falls 

 

SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2017

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner


bentleyville tour of lights
Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village opens Nov 18, 2017

gooseberry falls park Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin
Winter - Sault Ste Marie

dragon boat paddlers
Grand Marais DragonBoat Festival & Race

Superior National Golf Course, Lutsen, MN
See our review of Superior National Golf Course

Golf Courses Around Lake SuperiorMinnesota North Shore
Golf Courses
Along Lake Superior

Canal Park Brewery Beer Garden Enjoying lake breezes and views at the Canal Park Brewery Beer Garden - Canal Park.

bay furnace campground
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.

books and guides on hiking and camping
Hiking and Camping Guides & Books

Reviews Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews & Ratings of Minnesota North Shore golf courses.

About the Superior Hiking Trail



lake superior circle tour map
Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior.

Lake Superior Agate?
Identifying Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.



Regional Weather from the Weather Channel

Snow & Weather Reports

John Beargrease Race
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
Duluth to Grand Portage
Minnesota North Shore

Grand Marias Harbor and Trading Post Grand Marais Minnesota and its beautiful harbor voted as the favorite village around Lake Superior by circle tour travelers.

Best Minnesota
North Shore
Agate Beaches

burlington bay beach

1967 Cutless Convertible
Grand Marais Classic Car Show is held in June

Grand Marais
Motels & Lodging

Go Here for
Motels & Lodging along the North Shore

~~~

Minnesota North Shore CampgroundsSuperior Trails Guide to MN North Shore State Park Camping and Campgrounds.

Understanding and Finding Agates
Our Reviews of the best guides to Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks

Duluth Enger Park Tower
Duluth's Enger Park and Enger Park Tower

red bar
Hotel, Motel Lodging
Duluth, Mn, Two Harbors, Grand Marais, Minnesota
North Shore

red bar

Canoe Trails:
Wabakimi Canoe Trips
Canoe Trip Stories

Weather Reports
Regional Weather from the Weather Channel