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

Summer on the Shore

Recent rains are contributing to high water and extending the waterfall season – be sure to check out the Waterfall page for tour ideasSome waterfalls are roadside, some along paved trails and some along a muddy hike, but all are very impressive. Send in your photos and I’ll post them in the Gallery, and check out the amazing drone video juts sent in by Steve Erickson.

Loads of new events have been posted, too! Check out the Events page for over 300 things to to do! And then head to the Activities page to plan some outdoor fun.

– Nina


June 22, 2016

Map of North Shore