The harbor village of Grand Marais, Minn., has charmed its way to the title of “Best Midwestern Small Town,” as chosen by USA Today readers.Indeed! We also are host to about a million tourists a year. Boring? Not likely : )
Located at the end of North Shore Scenic Drive, the town of fewer than 1,300 (and 2,000 in the summer) has been a popular destination for winter and summer activities.
On Friday, USA Today announced the winner and described the Boundary Waters gateway city as a charming town with “art galleries, quirky restaurants, local shops and diverse lodging.”
It notes the town is home to “one of the nation’s best art colonies” and that it serves as a “gateway to outdoor adventure.”
. . . “We have most everything. We have yurts and we have five-star resorts,” Jurek said.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Best Midwestern Small Town
Well lookie here! Grand Marais won the award for the "Best Midwestern Small Town." I didn't even know we were in the running!