A very nice small town to visit.  Lots of activities to do year round.  Summer:  Take a walk out to Artist Point and the light house, home to some of the oldest exposed rock on earth.  Hike up one of the near-by rivers/State Parks, Cascade, Kadunce, Judge Magney/Brule River/Devil's Kettle, or Devil Track River, all within 15 miles of town.  The Superior Hiking Trail runs from Duluth to the Canadian Border, and it dips down into Grand Marais .  Grand Marais is one of the main take off points for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, with a couple of outfitters in town, and many up the Gunflint Trail you can come into town with no gear and find every thing you need here .  There are also the Border Route Trail and the Kekabic Trail s which start just outside of Grand Marais.  Check out the Grand Marais Art Colony http://www.grandmaraisartcolony.org/  Take a sailboat ride on the Schooner Hjørdis at North House Folk School http://www.northhouse.org.  http://www.wintertracks.com/  Winter,  Winter Tracks.