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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Duluth, MN
+1 800-429-9297
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My Favorite Place in MN

The entire north shore is stunning. I go up there multiple times a year because I can't get enough... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Beautiful drive on a nice day

We headed out from Duluth and went along the shore. It is so beautiful on a gorgeous, sunny day... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Beryl S
Summerfield, Florida
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Duluth, MN
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The entire north shore is stunning. I go up there multiple times a year because I can't get enough. My favorite place is Grand Marais, but if you can't make it up that far, don't fret because even the very first place - Duluth -...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We headed out from Duluth and went along the shore. It is so beautiful on a gorgeous, sunny day! We loved Two Harbors and enjoyed poking around the town. Went to Betty's for the famous pies and on our way back to Duluth, we found...More

1  Thank Beryl S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great road trip. Be sure to stop at Betty's Pies in Twin Harbors, the lighthouse there and the Chamber of Commerce Tourist info place. An absolute must is the Gooseberry Falls State Park. Falls are breathtaking. ADA accessible paths/trails. Another great stop is the Beaver...More

1  Thank Y7821LIscotth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see here, hiking trails, small towns, restaurants, beautiful views of Lake Superior, State parks. Can keep you busy for days!

Thank Clean56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My brothers and wives took me on mystery birthday trip. We ended up staying at Pier B Resort in Duluth and toured the North Shore to Silver Bay. Visited Two Harbors, Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse. Awesome lunch at the Lemon Wolf in Beaver...More

Thank mnbirdee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first visited in May but it was snowing and blustery, but this visit it was warm and sunny. The North Shore is some of the best scenery I've ever seen. This drive offers plenty of pull-offs to stop and explore or take pictures. Highly...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice visit and saw all the sights along the North Shore. Stayed at Larsmont Cottages. Very nice.

Thank Dale F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The North Shore drive is incredible! Don't miss this trip. The views along Lake Superior are breathtaking. Don't miss Gooseberry Falls - one of our more memorable stops. The waterfalls are amazing and the Visitor Center there is wonderful as well. Lots of scenic pull-offs...More

Thank GOMeara553
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many great views and activities to do as you progress up North Shore, lots of shopping and quaint small restaurants and coffee shops along the way.

Thank ckp98q
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going up the North Shore since I was a child and NEVER grow tired of the magnificent things to experience...beginning with arguably the most beautiful fresh water lake on this (or any other) planet...Lake Superior. DO NOT MISS THIS! The several rivers flowing...More

1  Thank GCP80130
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Annelie M
17 June 2017|
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Response from J N | Reviewed this property |
Lots in Duluth. You can also stay in any of the towns along the way. We stayed in Duluth but I did notice that there are hotels in Two Harbors including a bed and breakfast in a light house. I did not stay there but it seems... More
Please i would love some opinions . We are going to Duluth for 6 days over the 4 th of July however we only have one day for the scenic drive . I for sure want to go to grand Marais. So I'm thinking of going from Duluth to grand Marais early early (what time does the town open ? Businesses etc...) start there then come back towards Duluth stopping at all the spots we've chose . Wouldn't it be a good way to end up late where our room is and the other way around we're late driving back from grand Marais. ??? Please I appreciate any input !! I've read every review . We are going on a Sunday July 2 nd . So I know it's gonna be busy .
1 May 2017|
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Response from WaddyagonnaDo | Reviewed this property |
Wow, that's a really busy weekend and so I agree with getting an early start and checking in ASAP. Lake Superior creates it's own weather, so remain flexible and so you may need to delay one day. Also, no matter how hot... More
Crazy question, I am a bit whimpy driving on mountains and roads on the side of a cliff. This drive sounds so spectacular. Do I need to prepare my mind for this type of drive??
13 March 2017|
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Response from Bruce K | Reviewed this property |
There are places where the road is next to the lake, but not very high up. The last cliff type areas were replaced with short tunnels many years ago. Minnesota is very good about using guard rails where needed, not at all... More