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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!
Time to dress in layers and get outside! Hike or snowshoe to frozen waterfalls, cross country ski by snow covered pines, snowmobile the inland woods and ski at Lutsen. Then come back in for live music, a class or workshop or maybe a talk about North Shore wolves – find the details on the Calendar of Events page.
Lake Superior can be placid, a sheet of washed out blue blending into the sky, or a jewel reflecting the sun in dancing glitterings on a sapphire blue surface, or nonstop movement, white capped crests approaching, building, crashing. So take a few minutes to gaze out from the top of the run, the doorstep of the lodge, the car window.
I’ll keep in touch,