Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
The community, with a population of 350, is located at 46°40'15?N, 85°59'07?W on Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It is the northern terminus of Michigan State Highway 77 and is the eastern gateway into the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.
The name "Grand Marais" is a reference to the dominance of the Upper Peninsula's fur-trading industry and mapmaking by French-speakers, and the presence of a large wetland in the central Upper Peninsula just such of Grand Marais. Most of the wetland has been preserved in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge.
Grand Marais is a four-season tourist mecca, snowmobiling being popular in the winter and swimming, boating, and fishing among the summer recreations.
Web Sites and Links
Exploring Grand Marais MichiganPlaces to go and stay, things to see and do. Businesses, recreation, and entertainment.
Gitche Gumee Agate and History MuseumFeatures the logging and fishing history of the area, mineralogical displays, community life . Includes details of exhibits, gift shop, hours and directions.
Grand Marais AirportComplete aeronautical information including location, runways, taxiways, navaids, radio frequencies, FBO information, sunrise and sunset times, aerial photo, airport diagram.
Grand Marais Snowmobile RentalOffers a variety of sleds to choose from, including rates.
Grand Marais United Methodist ChurchInformation about the church and its history, service schedule and photographs.
Grand Marais, MichiganTown information, news, events, history, recreation, local attractions, business listings, and photo galleries.