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You Can Live Off The Grid In This Minnesota Town Considered The Best In The Country

Sep 10, 2022 01:23PM ● By Editor
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Are you looking for a place that offers some peace and quiet? Perhaps a place where you can completely unplug and live off the grid for a while? Well, we’re here to tell you about a secluded yet picturesque small town in Minnesota. According to Livability, Grand Marais is one of the country’s best cities to go off the grid.

Grand Marais sits between the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior. It's an idyllic place to escape from life for a little while -- or maybe even forever!

At just three square miles and a population of just over 1,400 residents, Grand Marais certainly has a small town, or even rural, feel. It's a place that attracts artists and outdoor adventurers alike.

Hit the quaint downtown area where you'll find Minnesota's oldest art colony along with several locally-owned shops.

For adventure seekers, Grand Marais is the perfect place to unplug and enjoy nature. Hit the trails for a hike or a mountain bike ride, keep your eyes out for wildlife and birds, and just be one with the surrounding environment.

Lake Superior also provides a way to relax and escape life for a while. Enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing, as well as the sheer beauty of the scenery.

And, of course, you can truly live off the grid in Grand Marais by camping or staying in a cabin in the woods.

Come to Grand Marais and see why it's been named one of the country's best places to live off the grid.

Would you like to live off the grid in Minnesota for a little while? How do you like to unplug, rest, and relax in the state? Let us know in the comments. Head to the Visit Cook County website to learn more about Grand Marais.

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