About Us

Downtown Grand Marais, Minnesota
12 First Avenue West

Summer Hours

Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am - 5:00pm

Welcome to the Big Lake! We are so happy you found us and, if we haven't already met you, we are very excited to do so! We are a family run business with a love that runs deep for the North Shore. Our shop is lovingly run year round by print lover Abby, pottery fanatic Nikki and inappropriate card buying advocate Kelly. During our slow season you may also run into Karie, Leticia or Anna (during the busy season, you most certainly will). 


At The Big Lake we encourage everyone to seek adventure, enjoy all of life’s simple pleasures and discover the wild beauty that surrounds you. In our shop and website, you will find a wide variety of wall art, ceramics, jewelry gifts, crafts and books that all reflect the beauty, culture, and allure of the North Shore of Lake Superior. From locally made ceramic mugs, amusing prints of feisty forest animals, books ideal for north woods children, and striking gemstone jewelry, we promise to have something for everyone at The Big Lake. We hope you enjoy your time here at the shop where we aim to make sure everyone feels comfortable, happy and seen. It's a great place to be and we can't wait to share our space with you. 

 The family behind The Big Lake: Sam Hedstrom, Abby Tofte, Aren & Freja

Oh, and the puppies, too!

Olive & Finn