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

early winterHello Winter!

Second ‘real’ snow of the year; and it is sticking. Inland in the woods, the ground is covered from last week’s snow. Along the shore, it may melt. So hello winter. We have officially entered quiet time, that season of the year when fewer folks come to visit. The beauty of the area is still striking, just not as as ostentatious. There’s still quite a few things to do, but it also feels good to snuggle in, build a fire and enjoy the harvest.

Right now -> the gales of November, when sustained winds and big gusts makes for excellent wave watching, sighting 1000-foot ships sailing close to shore, and being awed by the magnificence of the big lake. Now is the perfect time to read about Shipwrecks on Lake Superior.

– Nina

November 2, 2017

Map of North Shore