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

Windy, Wavy and Quiet

The winds came and blew away the leaves and brought in the late fall temps. Next the infamous nor’easters will begin to stir up Lake Superior, making wave watching fantastic. See all the places you can access the big Lake here; and read about Shipwrecks here.

It’s time for wearing layers, appreciating the opened-up views that come through leafless trees, and evening fires. From now through the holidays is Quiet Time on the shore. Some shops and restaurants close for the season, some for a little R&R, and most go to reduced hours. It’s best to plan ahead. Which isn’t to say there’s nothing going on, just fewer events and less people. Details here.

– Nina
November 4, 2018

Map of North Shore