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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.



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.

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