September Best Month

  • Sep 1, 2019
  • Lutsen Resort

Today on the blog we’d like to take on the controversial subject of the best month to visit the North Shore of Lake Superior. All North Shore enthusiasts have an opinion on this topic and with good reason – there are plenty of lovely times to visit this area.

But we’re here today to take the stance that September is, without a doubt, the BEST month to visit the North Shore and Lutsen Resort in particular. 

Firstly, we’re starting with a surprise – one that we think will really tip the scales. Beginning on September 10th, your favorite North Shore resort will be serving up PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES complimentary in our lobby. You heard us right. Now you can bring two of your favorite fall traditions together. You can enjoy a Fall vacation at Lutsen Resort without leaving your favorite festive drink behind. 

Secondly, did you know that there’s a great line up of area events happening in September?  

September 7-8 | Superior Fall Trail Races – These are 100-mile, 50-mile, and marathon distance running events on the Superior Hiking Trail. They’re fun to run. What’s even more fun is to spectate while drinking a beer!  

September 7-9 | Radiowaves Music Festival – Hosted by our local radio station, WTIP, this music festival takes place at the Recreation Area in Grand Marais. Bring a blanket or camp chairs! 

September 14-16 | Unplugged Music Festival – Unplugged is North House Folk School’s annual hoopla in downtown Grand Marais. They have story tellers, music performances and an artisan craft fair. 

September 26-30 | Oktoberfest – Oktoberfest Celebration is a series of events at Voyageur Brewing Company featuring live music, games food and of course – a special Oktoberfest beer. 

September 28-October 7 | Art Along the Lake: Fall Studio Tour – The Fall Studio Tour ranges from Schroeder to Hovland and gives visitors a chance to peek inside artists’ studios as well as chat with them about their work. 

So here we are. Free pumpkin spice lattes + great events = a great month to visit the North Shore. But that’s not all. There’s something else about September and describing it is tricky. It’s more of a feeling. A fall-is-in-the-air-but-it’s-still-basically-summer feeling. A one-minute-it’s-raining-the-next-it’s-sunny-and-warm feeling. It happens when you see that first red Maple leaf fall from a tree. And when you feel that first burst of chilly, crisp northern air. September is a time of transitions. And the North Shore is a beautiful place to observe transitions!  

No offense to the other months, but September is our favorite. To experience it is to be part of something special. If you don’t have any plans yet – book your stay! We’ll have the fireplace roaring and the Pumpkin Spice Lattes warm and ready.