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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Duluth, MN
+1 800-429-9297
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Minnesota's North Shore Drive

This is a "must see" area of our nation. The North Shore has been a popular tourist route for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Splendid Views

Took old highway 61 north our of Duluth right along Lake Superior. really nice and relaxing with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 3 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 3 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 3 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 9 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 26 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
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

One of our most favorite things to do is to take this drive. What makes it even better are the fun and unique shops you can stop on along the way.

Thank mightymookey
Reviewed 21 November 2017

It was an unusually clear day when we drove from Duluth to the Split Rock Lighthouse. We'd never been on the scenic drive before. When we could see Lake Superior it was calm and looked ready to freeze over, but temps were in the high...More

Thank Lynne W
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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
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.