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

It’s SUMMER on the North Shore!

The trees have leafed out, the lupines are in bloom as are ox-eye daisies and hawkweed. We’ve had several meals of walleye, and a few of lake trout. In a few weeks we should be having salmon. A few cold nights seem to have diminished the mosquito population making hiking and biking extra enjoyable.

Looking for a place to stay? The new lodging guide is laid out with easy to read descriptions and great photos of properties. Be sure to check out the lodging specials page, too.

Then head over to the Events page and check out everything that’s going on along the Shore.

I’ll keep in touch,

– Nina

Map of North Shore