NOTE: More Grand Marais scenes are posted often on my blog at and on my main personal Facebook page at  . I also post agate photos, shared mostly on various Facebook rockhounding sites, to the museum’s Facebook page at

For this webpage update, I have selected some of my favorite pictures that I took in the Grand Marais area between December and June.

First I will include several winter photos. The first picture was taken near First Creek, located on the west side of Grand Marais. The weather this day was well below zero with 40 mph winds!


The next photo was taken from the boat ramp on Sable Lake, located in the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.


I love exploring the Grand Sable Dunes every month of the year, but I think it is most beautiful in the winter.


Lake Superior did not freeze over this past winter, but there were huge shelf ice formations and ice volcanoes near shore!


The next two photos document how deep the snow gets in Grand Marais during the winter.



Us yoopers love the snow!


While skiing on the beach late winter, we came across a local resident.


In the early spring shelf ice hugs the Lake Superior shoreline.


The spring in Grand Marais is steelhead season. The photo below shows a couple of local fishermen trying their luck at the mouth of the Sucker River, located east of Grand Marais.


The photo below shows a pond that is located on the beach east of Grand Marais.


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