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

Hello Summer! Wildflowers are in bloom everywhere – lupines, hawkweed, daisies, wild roses, trillium, wild lilies. Be sure to look down when you are out on on your hikes, or just enjoy the amazing roadside ditches. We are eating fresh trout and walleye and have just started to pick the first wild strawberries of the season. The spotted fawn aren’t as wobbly, the goslings are feathering out and the bear cubs are loping alongside their mothers. Head to the Activities page to plan your outdoor fun.

Then check out the Events page for over 300 things to to do, This is the season of festivals! Happy Independence Day!

– Nina

July 1, 2016

wild roses

wild roses

Map of North Shore