The name Grand Marais (big
swamp) is a reference to the large wetland in the central Upper Peninsula
south of Grand Marais, noted by early French-speaking fur traders
and mapmakers. Most of the wetland has been preserved in the Seney
National Wildlife Refuge.
Grand Marais is a four-season
tourist mecca, snowmobiling being popular in the winter and swimming,
boating, and fishing among the summer recreations.
The historic village of
Grand Marais, Michigan is located on the south shore of Lake Superior
at the eastern gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore. Our
warm summers, beautiful autumns, and snowy winters make Grand Marais
a year-round recreation destination.