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July 17 - 21, 2024

"This place will change your life"




location of the great lakes sea kayak symposium in grand marais michigan

Grand Marais

Grand Marais was picked as the location for the symposium for its protected harbor with easy access to the open waters of Lake Superior and it’s proximity to Pictured Rocks. The town also has an amazing beach in the harbor and on the exposed Superior shore. The historic village of Grand Marais is at the eastern gateway to Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore.  Within walking distance of the symposium central there are several restaurants, a brew pub, grocery store, hardware store and directly across from the community center where we meet is a great coffee shop. There are also numerous places to stay.  There’s lots of hiking and biking opportunities for those not paddling.