Scouting: Lutsen & Grand Marais, Minnesota

by - Friday, November 02, 2012

A few weeks ago, my little family and I took a trip to the Minnesota North Country for two days. What a beautiful time of the year it was as fall was at it's peak. Located a little over 4 hours from Minneapolis, Lutsen has year round activities for just about everyone. We stayed at Caribou Highlands at the Lutsen Mountains. There was plenty of wildlife to be had and some picturesque scenery all around.

Here are some photos from our time:


Although we stayed in Lutsen, we ventured 19 miles north to Grand Marais for lunch and dinner. There are only a few local restaurants in Lutsen and we wanted to see some of the real local culture. Between the two towns, there are plenty of scenic stops and a few roadside state parks for hiking. A few places we stopped in Grand Marais were Sydney's Frozen Custard and Sven & Ole's Pizza.  The pizza at Sven and Ole's was great! There are many cute little shops in the artsy little harbor community. Our last stop in Lutsen before heading back home was Moondance Coffeehouse. I was happy to get a few coffees before we took the 4 hour drive back home. For a relaxing getaway, I would highly suggest heading to the north country! When the snow falls, Lutsen is a skiers dream with skiing that is almost as good as heading west!

peace, love and coffee,
R

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10 comments

  1. Lovely photos! Seems like a nice place to vacation. That small waterfall is so pretty ^^ xx

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  2. lutsen is one of my favorite fall places to go. i haven't been in a few years and this post makes me want to head up there soon!!

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  3. It was a beautiful hike near the waterfall and we enjoyed our time. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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