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

Waterfall Season, Baby!

gooseberry fallsSnow melt, spring rain, and the occasional snow squall, all contribute to the rushing rivers and amazing waterfalls. Any time of year is nice for a riverside hike, but the next 6 weeks will especially fabulous for a waterfall tour. Included above are the High Falls of the Pigeon River, our borer with Canada, and the highway-side falls at the Cross River in Schroeder. Find all the details on the waterfalls page.

After some outdoor time, check out the amazing live music, naturalist and special events going on. 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

April 20, 2017

Map of North Shore