Welcome to the North Shore

This is an amazing place to live and to visit. I hope this website helps you plan, explore and appreciate your visit to this section of Lake Superior coastline called the North Shore. Follow the route of the North Shore Scenic Drive, an All-American Road, from Canal Park in Duluth, along the shore, through the burgs and woodlands, to the international border at Grand Portage with a taste of what to expect in Canada.

The North Shore has been hosting visitors for hundreds of years. From nomadic natives to foreign voyageurs to Scandinavian immigrants to you. It is an area of great and varied natural beauty. Your eyes will be drawn throughout each day to the vast and ever-changing Lake Superior. Serene, calm, indistinguishable from the sky. Raging, crashing, frothing. Banked with fog, covered with ice, bathed in the sun, agates sparkling.

Be sure to include some inland exploring too. The rivers cascading into the lake, the massive chunks of undeveloped woodlands, the ridges [one-time shore of the big lake] and the picturesque inland lakes. Spring waterfalls and wildflowers, summer berries and festivals, stunning fall colors, thick blankets of snow and massive blue ice formations on the shore. Choose your season [no one said you had to pick just one!].

Read and explore on NorthShoreVisitor.com, then come up for a visit!


a note from nina

It’s Autumn on the North Shore – cool nights, crisp days and glorious colors!

The maple colors are beginning to peak along the north end of the shore – the maple ridgelines are covered in swathes of red, orange, yellow, and burgundy and the shoreline is turning a golden ribbon of aspen and birch. The Fall Color Report is posted and will be updated every week. And all the recommended Fall Color Tours now have maps – how cool is that?!

Looking for a place to stay? The lodging guide is laid out with easy to read descriptions and great photos of properties. Be sure to check out the lodging specials page, too.

I’ll keep in touch,

– Nina

Map of North Shore