The Big Lake
t The Big Lake we encourage everyone to seek adventure, enjoy all of life’s simple pleasures and discover the wild beauty that surrounds you. In our shop and website, you will find a wide variety of wall art, ceramics, jewelry gifts, crafts and books that all reflect the beauty, culture, and allure of the North Shore of Lake Superior. From locally made ceramic mugs, amusing prints of feisty forest animals, books ideal for north woods children, and striking gemstone jewelry, we promise to have something for everyone at The Big Lake.
North Shore Minnesota Arts and Culture Travel Guide
Within walking distance or a short hop in your car from the Superior Inn, you will a variety of Grand Marais Shops and Art Galleries to explore. Best Western Plus Superior Inn is located in the North Shore harbor village of Grand Marais on the shore of majestic Lake Superior. Learn about the nearby Grand Marais Art Galleries in our Grand Marais travel guide, and find some time to learn about the people and events who settled the area.
Known as the oldest art colony in Minnesota, Grand Marais has a rich history that draws artisans of all genres to this picturesque place for inspiration. The Arrowhead Center for The Arts celebrates and promotes the arts, artists, and culture of Minnesota’s North Shore and Arrowhead regions. No trip to Grand Marais would be complete without a trip to North House Folk School. Visitors to the school can take a course, enjoy a public program, shop in their store or even set sail on Lake Superior aboard Hjørdis—a 50' traditionally rigged schooner. More information about events throughout Grand Marais can be found on the Superior Inn Local Guide Event Calendar.View Grand Marais Arts and Culture Guide.