north shore attractions & tours

Here’s where to find all the North Shore attractions and tours businesses. Segway and Zipline tours, a scenic train ride, Lake Superior boat rides, mini golf, alpine slide, gondola ride,  and even a winery and two brewery tours. Looking for a guide as you drive the shore, check out the Mile by Mile guide.

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Towering Pines Canopy Tour
Towering Pines Canopy Tour

143 South Gunflint Lake | Grand Marais, MN 55604

A 2- hour naturalist adventure experience soaring between huge white pine trees on a series of 8 zip lines, escorted by two sky guides. Daily trips for guests 10 years or older and no more than 240 pounds. Reservations recommended.… see more

A 2- hour naturalist adventure experience soaring between huge white pine trees on a series of 8 zip lines, escorted by two sky guides.

Daily trips for guests 10 years or older and no more than 240 pounds.

Reservations recommended.

$89.00 per person

Voyageur Brewing Company Tour
Voyageur Brewing Company Tour

233 Highway 61 | Grand Marais, MN 55604

We’d love to give you a tour and show you how we make our craft beer.  You need to reserve your space online in advance.  No payment is necessary at the time of booking the reservation but we we do ask you to… see more

We’d love to give you a tour and show you how we make our craft beer.  You need to reserve your space online in advance.  No payment is necessary at the time of booking the reservation but we we do ask you to bring a $5 donation that we can give to one of our Cook County non-profits.

The tour of the brewery begins and ends in the Taproom. A knowledgeable and friendly tour guide will explain the brewing process to you and show you the ingredients and equipment needed to make craft beer.

Tour Details:

  • Tour of facility($5 donation)
  • Tours take approximately 45 minutes
  • Complimentary beer samples included for guests 21+
  • Everyone is welcome in the tasting room and gift shop
  • Recommended for ages 12+
  • Limited to 20 guests per tour
  • Tours must be booked in advance
  • Please wear closed toe shoes

Don’t forget to register all members of your party, including your kids.

Please cancel your reservation if you are unable to attend so some other lucky fan will get to enjoy the tour.

Summit Express Gondola
Summit Express Gondola

445 Ski Hill Road | Lutsen, MN 55612

Spectacular 100-mile views! Ride in a brand-new 8-person gondola to the summit of Moose Mountain , where you can hike, take photos, admire the views,  eat and relax at the chalet. A must-do during fall colors!

Spectacular 100-mile views! Ride in a brand-new 8-person gondola to the summit of Moose Mountain , where you can hike, take photos, admire the views,  eat and relax at the chalet. A must-do during fall colors!

Grand Marais Segway Tours
Grand Marais Segway Tours

14 1st Avenue West | Grand Marais, MN 55604

It’s a moose do event! Enjoy the unique fun of a Segway Tour of the Grand Marais Harbor, woods and water.

It’s a moose do event!

Enjoy the unique fun of a Segway Tour of the Grand Marais Harbor, woods and water.

Points Unknown
Points Unknown

82 Irish Creek Road | Hovland, MN 55606

Points Unknown offers unique, off-grid dog sledding experiences that are educational in nature. Our dogs are highly trained and socialized and are members of our family. They prefer to live outside in their large kennels but are not strangers to… see more

Points Unknown offers unique, off-grid dog sledding experiences that are educational in nature. Our dogs are highly trained and socialized and are members of our family. They prefer to live outside in their large kennels but are not strangers to the house. We love our dogs and our lifestyle in Minnesota’s north woods with them and want to share that with you.

Lutsen Mountains Alpine Slide
Lutsen Mountains Alpine Slide

445 Ski Hill Road | Lutsen, MN 55612

A summer luge run, fun for all ages! Take a scenic chairlift ride to the summit of Eagle Mountain followed by an exhilarating 1/2-mile ride through hairpin curves. Make a day of it – use the combo pass on the… see more

A summer luge run, fun for all ages! Take a scenic chairlift ride to the summit of Eagle Mountain followed by an exhilarating 1/2-mile ride through hairpin curves. Make a day of it – use the combo pass on the Alpine Slide and Summit Express Gondola!

Grand Portage – Isle Royale Transportation Line

Upper Road | Grand Portage, MN 55605

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Isle Royale National Park! Travel on the Voyageur II for our 2-day circumnavigation of the island, or join us for a day trip aboard the Sea Hunter III. All trips depart from Grand Portage, MN;… see more

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Isle Royale National Park!

Travel on the Voyageur II for our 2-day circumnavigation of the island, or join us for a day trip aboard the Sea Hunter III. All trips depart from Grand Portage, MN; reservations required.

North Shore Scenic Cruises

99 Beach Drive | Silver Bay, MN 55614

Welcome aboard the historic M/V Wenonah and to Lake Superior’s Scenic North Shore! Come join us for a unique interpretive cruise of Minnesota’s fabled Shoreline. On each cruise you’ll enjoy a two hour narrated audio / visual presentation on the… see more

Welcome aboard the historic M/V Wenonah and to Lake Superior’s Scenic North Shore! Come join us for a unique interpretive cruise of Minnesota’s fabled Shoreline. On each cruise you’ll enjoy a two hour narrated audio / visual presentation on the sights and attractions along Minnesota’s most majestic section of coastline.

Offering daily cruises throughout the summer.

Putt N Pets

2014 W Highway 61 | Grand Marais, MN 55604

Miniature Golf, Farm Animals and Gemstone Mining We are a unique 18-hole miniature golf course with furry and feathered friends to keep you company while you golf. We have also added a gemstone mining operation, complete with water tower, waterfalls… see more

Miniature Golf, Farm Animals and Gemstone Mining

We are a unique 18-hole miniature golf course with furry and feathered friends to keep you company while you golf. We have also added a gemstone mining operation, complete with water tower, waterfalls and a sluice!

Open mid-May through October

Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

9096 Highway 61 | Schroeder, MN 55613

Visit the cobblestone beaches, see the unique geologic formations and attend nature-oriented programs throughout the year.

Visit the cobblestone beaches, see the unique geologic formations and attend nature-oriented programs throughout the year.

North Shore Winery

202 Ski Hill Road | Lutsen, MN 55612

The North Shore Winery and the Sawtooth Mountain Cider House are open providing tastings and tours noon to 7 p.m. We are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Music at the Winery Join us every Saturday during the ski season for… see more

The North Shore Winery and the Sawtooth Mountain Cider House are open providing tastings and tours noon to 7 p.m. We are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Music at the Winery
Join us every Saturday during the ski season for music on Saturdays from 3-6 p.m. while enjoying a tasting, a glass of wine or a cup of mulled wine!
North Shore Scenic Railroad

506 West Michigan Street | Duluth, MN 55802

The North Shore Scenic Railroad operates between Duluth and Two Harbors along the North Shore. Train excursions run from May through mid-­October using historic rail equipment from the Lake Superior Railroad Museum. Daytime shorter trips operate 7 days a week,… see more

The North Shore Scenic Railroad operates between Duluth and Two Harbors along the North Shore. Train excursions run from May through mid-­October using historic rail equipment from the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.

Daytime shorter trips operate 7 days a week, and on weekends trains operate to Two Harbors with a layover for lunch, shopping, and exploring.

Trips have limited wheelchair accessibility and pets are not allowed. Prices vary depending on excursion, reservations strongly recommended: www.DuluthTrains.com or call 800-423-1273

Castle Danger Brewery Tour

17 - 7th Street | Two Harbors, MN 55616

Brewery tours are Saturdays at 5pm and last around 30 minutes. We can accommodate groups up to 20 people with a cost of $3 per person. All proceeds are donated to the local food shelf. A beer is also included… see more

Brewery tours are Saturdays at 5pm and last around 30 minutes.

We can accommodate groups up to 20 people with a cost of $3 per person.

All proceeds are donated to the local food shelf. A beer is also included on the tour.