Grand Marais had been recommended as a great small town escape -- we agree. A lady at the campground bathroom, was lamenting "no Walmart, no K-Mart, and no fast food restaurants -- what's great about this place?" - I told her those exact things were what's great about this place -- don't think she got it!!
The Angry Trout (great name) had been recommended to us as a "must do" -- we walked from the campground to town and thoroughly enjoyed this cute little restaurant right on the Bay. After a really tough "mosquito night" in Grand Portage, we were glad to get through the night without many bites! I discovered a "leak" in the screen by Phil's head -- duct tape to the rescue -- and we were mosquito free tonight -- but I think other things bite here too!! A few serious bites from flies has taught me to be wary of everything that flies!!
The lighthouse and the whole waterfront here, make this a great getaway location. Nice shops, great galleries, and a beach with Adirondack chairs everywhere! We thought we were in New England already!