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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Duluth, MN
+1 800-429-9297
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Always a pleasant drive

Typically busy, the North Shore Scenic Drive is always a visually appealing road to be on. That... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ben L
Altoona, Wisconsin
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Beautiful, Beautiful. And Beautiful

I have driven this route dozens of times and it never fails to amaze!. It is nature at its best... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Typically busy, the North Shore Scenic Drive is always a visually appealing road to be on. That said, I can only stake claim to as far as the Split Rock area. I’m certain the travels further north are just as, if not more, spectacular. One...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed yesterday

I have driven this route dozens of times and it never fails to amaze!. It is nature at its best combined with nice little towns. Spectacular views of Lake Superior, Rivers, creeks and streams, bicycle paths , walking paths, this drive has it all.

Thank EddieA1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Starting from Duluth, MN all the way to Grand Marais, MN, this is one spectacular drive. A lot of small towns, friendly people, and mile a minute north woods scenery to enchant you. The morning we left out to go back home, we watched the...More

Thank loyce h
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When I first started visiting the North Shore, there was no bypass and while it is convenient and faster, the scenic drive is really beautiful. There are some nice shops and restaurants, although they are probably missing the traffic. When I travel to the North...More

Thank Rpod-lady
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A trip up Hwy 61 is always something to look forward to! First stop would be Russ Kendall's for famous smoked salmon. There are many opportunities to stop at the state parks and various other locations for short hikes. I would suggest purchasing a book...More

Thank suzievaldez
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great drive along this route. There are lots of places to stop and view Lake Superior and there are quite a few local restaurants. Drive from Duluth north on this and you will see some beautiful scenery.

Thank tommyboyks
Reviewed 4 days ago

Most of the drive you are right next to the lake. The views are breathtaking! We always stop at Emily's and the Great Lakes Candy Kitchen.

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't have a lot of time for a long drive so we sent only a few miles along the scenic drive. A little taste of heaven with a road running through it. Superior scenery (see what I did there?). Easy driving. Well-marked road (although...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 5 days ago

The 8 hour round trip to Grand Portage National Monument includes the beautiful lakeside drive north out of Duluth. A day well spent ... interesting villages along the way too.

Thank howards815
Reviewed 6 days ago

The North Shore scenic drive is adjoining Lake Superior and offers numerous picturesque and stunning views wherever you stop for a picture. There are many state parks along the North shore, right from the outskirts of Duluth running up north till the border of Canada...More

Thank GKKrishna
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17 August 2017|
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Response from LoveTheMidwest_2016 | Reviewed this property |
It's Duluth, plan for anything. Pants, Jacket & Shoes would be the best bet. Was just there last week, wore a jacket most of time. Sandles did not make it out of the suitcase. If you are going to be on the water dress... More
Jack M
20 July 2017|
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Response from Beryl S | Reviewed this property |
There is no Door County in Minnesota. I'm an ice cream freak and really didn't find any good ones along the North Shore.
1 July 2017|
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Response from Kelly S | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Cliff Dweller in Tofte a few years ago. It was a quaint little find with peaceful and beautiful views.