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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Duluth, MN
+1 800-429-9297
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North Shore

Great drive in the fall for the turning leaves. Many parks along the way with great hikes. Fun for... read more

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Karissa D
Battle Lake, Minnesota
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U have to do this twice in your life

I really enjoyed driving from Sault Ste. Marie all the way to Grand Portage, through Canada and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Milford, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great drive in the fall for the turning leaves. Many parks along the way with great hikes. Fun for all ages! Must do when family visits Minnesota.

Thank Karissa D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed driving from Sault Ste. Marie all the way to Grand Portage, through Canada and back down around the entirety of Lake Superior through Ashland, WI and on over back through Michigans UP, so I could see for myself the entirety of Lake...More

Thank Bravestar1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a "must see" area of our nation. The North Shore has been a popular tourist route for generations without any major alterations in it's character. The rocky shoreline, cliffs, forests, tall white pines and quaint cottages here and there bring us back to...More

Thank jmsundstrom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took old highway 61 north our of Duluth right along Lake Superior. really nice and relaxing with splendid views of the steaming lake

Thank surestop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This drive is beautiful no matter what time of year you go, unless it’s snowy or icy of course. Stop at Russ Kendall’s for smoked fish...we always do!

Thank holmz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake superior shore, Split Rock Lighthouse, Palisade Head, Grand Marais, Pigeon Point, Grand Portage, Suzy Islands. Bicycle trails, Cross country and downhill skiing in winter. All day or plan several days. Hiking on north shore trail or mountain trails. Many scenic views so bring a...More

Thank edl3452017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 160 mile drive from Duluth MN to the International border, along the North shore of Lake Superior is nothing short of fantastic. The most scenic views can be had by taking the lake-shore drive (also known as Congdon Blvd. or County Rd 61) from...More

1  Thank Dave F
Reviewed 15 December 2017

A trip to Duluth is not complete without a trip up the North Shore Drive of Lake Superior. WOW! Be sure to stop and check out all the lookout points! Every one of them! Take photos. Bring binoculars. Pack a lunch. Hike. Bring a friend,...More

Thank ShanOC
Reviewed 10 December 2017

One of the best drives from Minneapolis to Duluth. Best time to visit would be during the fall color season - as we get to enjoy seeing every bit of the scenery.

Thank ArchitMurali
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Went on the scenic drive late November & it was still gorgeous. Drove up to Split Rock. Didn’t even feel like an hour drive from the resort. Love to see it in a different light.

Thank cnielsen14
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4 October 2017|
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Response from Nicole G | Reviewed this property |
I was there last weekend. Leaves were starting to turn on the north shore in MN so should be great the dates you’re there.
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
21 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.