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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!
We are in a deep freeze – what to do? Head to the shore – the sea smoke on Lake Superior is awesome [pictured left]. Sea smoke is the condensation that occurs when the frigid air meets the warm [39-43 degree] water. These temps will also freeze up the swamps and sloughs and lakes that snowmobile trails cross, so groomers will be able to get out and groom ore miles of trail. See the –> SNOW & TRAIL CONDITIONS. And be sure to check out the EVENTS and WINTER ACTIVITIES pages for all your indoor and outdoor options.
Hope to see you on the shore in 2018,