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Near Croftville Road.....

Croftville Road

Take a walk along Croftville Road known as the "walking road". Usually one will see more walkers than cars on this small road. It is a 1.5 mile stretch of the original North Shore Highway that winds closely to the shore of Lake Superior offering magnificent vistas at every turn.

The Shore

Hike along the ruggedly beautiful shoreline. Enjoy stunning sunrises over the lake. Throw or skip some rocks. Find that special small rock to pick or that perfect large rock to sit on and warm yourself in the sun. Lake Superior is so close you can reach out and touch its icy waters.

Pincushion Mountain

Hike up the trail from the cottages to Highway 61. Follow the road and trails that meet up with the Superior Hiking Trail and Pincushion Mountain (about a 3 mile round trip). Pincushion Mountain provides panoramic views up and down the shoreline for miles. Continue on the Superior Hiking Trail to explore the gorge created by Devil's Track River.

A Well Deserved Nap

Doze off in the lakeside bedroom to the rhythm of breaking waves with the spectacular view of Lake Superior spread out at your feet through the large glass door. Nap in a patio chair being awakened by a large wave hitting the rocks.

By A Fire

End your day sitting by your own fire circle watching the glowing embers, sparkling stars, and moonlight reflecting off the lake. Or sit back in a wingback chair warming yourself by the gas stove with the everchanging sights and sounds of Lake Superior just outside the window.

Scenes at Croftville Road Cottages:
Sunrise On Beach
Sunrise From Yard
Christmas Sunrise From Cottage Two
Ice Inukshuk
Winter Landscape
Winter Vista To Lake
Winter Shoreline
Winter Ice On Rocks
Winter Ice Formation
Shoreline Looking Toward Five Mile Rock
View Out Living Room Window
Ice on Lake Superior
Visiting Wildlife
Winter Overlook Of The Three Cottages
Launching A Canoe
Relaxing On The Beach
Stairway To Beach
Looking Up From The Beach
Sailboat On Lake Superior
Ore Freighter On Lake Superior
Two Ships Passing On Lake Superior
Fire Circle At Cottage One
Croftville Road Cottages Relaxing By A Fire
Lakeside Outside The Three Cottages
Rainbow Over Cottage One

...along Croftville Road
Old Fish House
Artists Point And Coast Guard House
Cabins And Shoreline
Carlson Fish House
Winter Roadway
Cobblestone Beach

... atop Pincushion Mountain:
Grand Marais Harbor
Lake Superior
Five Mile Rock Beach
Inland Towards Gunflint Trail

... down in the Devil's Track River gorge:
Hiking Along Rim Of The Gorge
Wading In Devil's Track River

Near Grand Marais.....

Grand Marais and its surrounding area have a fabulous variety of activities to offer every visitor for every season. Recreation, sightseeing, nature watching, shopping, fine dining, educational oppurtunities, entertainment, and the arts abound here. Check out the calendars listing annual festive events on one of the area guides listed here.

For years many artists and photographers have found inspiration and endless subjects to create a vast variety of work for all to enjoy. Perhaps you too will find inspiration here and bring back reminders of a special time in a special place.

Recommended Links:
Visit Cook County
Boreal (Community Website)
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Superior Hiking Trail Association
Pincushion Trails (North Superior Ski and Run Club)
Grand Marais Art Colony
North House Folk School