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Grand Marais & North Shore Ice Fishing

There is something almost mystical about North Shore ice fishing. The frozen lakes may seem quiet in winter, but underneath that ice, the water is teeming with the best fish in the Northland: lake trout, rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike and panfish.

Your Stone Harbor Wilderness ice fishing tour starts when you assemble at 9:00 a.m. (they are located on 275 feet from the Superior Inn) to get geared up. Then your guide takes you to one of the Gunflint Trail’s inland lakes where you trek across the ice until you find the best fishing hole. (We can’t give away all of our secrets, but you can bet that your guide has been spending plenty of time looking for where the fish are biting.) We can say that due to normally unfavorable conditions, we usually do not offer ice fishing on Lake Superior itself.

There’s no need to worry about the cold Minnesota wind because your guide brings along a portable ice house, heater, lunch and warm beverages. That means you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy a day out on the ice.

Whether you are an experienced angler or brand new to this winter tradition, call them at 218-387-3136 to schedule a day of ice fishing.

Full Day Ice Fishing Trips are $150/person. Meet at Stone Harbor at 8:30 AM to get geared up. Then it is off to the lake to pursue lake and rainbow trout, walleye, northern pike and panfish.

Half Day Ice Fishing Trips are $100/person. This is the ideal trip for bringing younger family members! We meet you at Stone Harbor at 8:30 AM to get geared up. After that we head to the lake for a great morning of fishing.

What Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply Provides: Rods, lures and all fishing equipment,
Snowshoes and trekking poles, if needed, Ice auger, Portable ice house and heater, Lunch & warm beverages, and Transportation from our store to the fishing site.

Recommended Packing List: Are you missing something from the equipment list? All participants receive a 10% discount at Stone Harbor on the day before and the day of the trip. Or if you prefer, we rent high quality Wintergreen clothing to keep you toasty warm.

More information about Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply

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Grand Marais & North Shore Winter Activities

With an average of 120 inches of snow per year, you would expect Grand Marais & North Shore Winter Activities to include just about everything you could want to do on this slippery white stuff! You’d be right, and you can enjoy it on the 400 km of groomed cross-country ski trails (the biggest such network in North America), 450 miles of snowmobile trails, and 1,000 acres of downhill skiing and snowboarding.

“Lutsen Mountains” is the largest ski area in the Midwest. It features four interconnected mountains of the Sawtooth Mountain range with 95 runs that spread across 1000 acres overlooking Lake Superior. These four peaks include Moose Mountain, Eagle Mountain, Ullr Mountain and Mystery Mountain.

The Sawtooth Mountains are located amongst the rugged terrain found along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Rising over 1000 feet from the shores of Lake Superior at angles that vary from 8 to 20 degrees, they drop off steeply on their northern slopes. They were named “sawtooth” due to their relatively uniform size, angles, and regularity of spacing as viewed from Lake Superior to the east, from which their crest line creates a profile that resembles the teeth of an enormous saw.

From the west, rising from the Temperance River, major peaks of the mountain range include Eagle Mountain at Lutsen (tallest), Carlton Peak above Temperance River State Park, Leveaux Mountain and a knob immediately across the Onion River, Moose Mountain, peaks along a ridge above Cascade River State Park, Murphy Mountain, and Sawtooth Bluff above Grand Marais.

View Grand Marais & North Shore Winter Activities Guide.


About Superior Inn and Suites
At the Best Western Plus Superior Inn you’re sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Superior Inn will stand out among other hotels in Grand Marais,MN. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don’t miss a beat while you’re away from the office.

For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you’re on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Superior Inn will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at any Best Western hotel.

Best Western Plus Superior Inn Grand Marais MN
Best Western Plus Superior Inn Grand Marais MN

We will definitely be back!

We LOVED the town of Grand Marais. This hotel was the perfect location to walk anywhere in the town. It was so convenient to just walk to restaurants, shopping and the beach. The view from the room was fantastic and unexpected. The room had a little patio that overlooked the lake. It was very clean and had a nice tile shower with a double shower head. So much nicer than what I expected. They also had a very nice fitness room, which I didn’t use since the weather was great and we got lots of exercise outdoors. But this would be great in the winter or inclement weather. There was a free breakfast which was nice. They kept it clean and well maintained, which I noticed and appreciated. Can’t wait for our next trip! We will definitely stay here again!

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Your Guide to Year-Round Grand Marais Recreation & Fun!

With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, Grand Marais lives up to its reputation as a great place for year-round outdoor activities. Whether your activity choice is in, on or below the water (or even on land) Grand Marais offers a great variety of things to do for your entire family.

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