Through the rest of August and September, you can visit the Bally Blacksmith Shop in Grand Marais on Fridays and Saturday from 1-4pm. There will be one last demonstration on September 24th & 25th, from 11am-2pm.

Sam Bally started the business in 1911 and it was active until the 1990’s. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1986. To read more about the history of the blacksmith shop and see a slideshow of pictures, visit the Cook County Historical Society website:


Interested in buying property in the area? Thinking of selling what you’ve got? Stop in and see us at Red Pine Realty! We’re conveniently located next to Sydney’s Frozen Custard on the way out to the large coast guard parking lot and Artist Point.