Did you know that Grand Marais has some of the darkest skies in the country? Skywatching opportunities are everywhere. Bring your binoculars and telescope and enjoy a night of skywatching on the beach!
With Lake Superior on our front doorstep, the skies to the north are dark most nights. Here are some other good spots in the area to get a wide view of the heavens:
Grand Sable Lake Overlook - the overlook is just a few minutes west of town on H-58 and offers great views to the south, over the lake.
Kingston Plains - this cutover area is a remnant of the lumber boom. A fire burned through here many years ago and regrowth has been slow. From town, Take M-77 south to Adams Trail (8 miles) and turn west. Kingston Plains is another 7-8 miles west.
Burt Township Airport - our small grass airstrip is an excellent place to skywatch. The runway is unlit. From town, go three miles east to Airport Road and turn south. The airport is about four miles south.
Perry's Landing - this secluded beach is twn miles east of town on H-58. There is a state forest campground to the west. The skies over the lake are open and free of lights.
For more ideas, download our Skywatching brochure.