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

Long Days, Babies & Green Everywhere

gooseberry falls

June is solstice month, 16-hours of daylight. What to do? I recommend river hikes, spring rains means the waterfalls are still flowing, just not at peak. Pictured above are roadside lupines, an ore boat heading southwest towards Duluth, doe and fawn, and the High Falls of the Pigeon River, our border with Canada. Find all the details on the waterfalls page. While you’re out keep an eye out for fawn, chicks, cubs, kits and other young.

After some outdoor time, check out the amazing live music, naturalist and special events. Head over to the Lodging page to see all your choices for where to stay and include a stop on the Lodging Specials page for spring packages.

– Nina

June 1, 2017

Map of North Shore