Grand Marais is located in Burt Township, at the eastern end of Alger County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The full-time population of the township is approximately 500; this swells to over 2,000 in the summer with seasonal residents and visitors. Grand Marais is the only village in the township.
To the west is Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; to the east and south is Lake Superior State Forest. To the north is, well, many miles of water!
Burt Township has a full-time volunteer ambulance corps and fire department, as well as a small public library. The township owns and maintains Woodland Park Campground, the marina and boat launch on the bay and the Community Center and Recreation Barn (which is an ice rink in the winter). The Andy Bailey Fitness Center is located in the Community Center building. Public areas include beaches on the bay and on Lake Superior, Sunset Boardwalk overlooking the lake, and Edmund T. Warren Park overlooking the harbor. The township maintains offices in town, and the local governing body is made up of an elected Township Supervisor, Township Clerk, Township Treasurer, and two Trustees. Township meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 at the Community Center.
Visit the Burt Township website for more information.