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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Duluth, MN
+1 800-429-9297
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Picturesque

Even in the winter with the frozen shoreline makes for a photo shot. Very peaceful drive between... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kelly D
Winter views were extraordinary

Though I have been to the North Shore many times, it has always been during the summer. Seeing the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
evanbrewer78
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Farmington, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Even in the winter with the frozen shoreline makes for a photo shot. Very peaceful drive between Thunder Bay and Duluth. Watch for some deer crossing.

Thank Kelly D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Though I have been to the North Shore many times, it has always been during the summer. Seeing the lake in winter was remarkable. Always take the Scenic highway up to Two Harbors and back. The road was in great shape, and the views were...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful ride! Definitely take the time to view this. The views of Lake Superior are breathtaking!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a gorgeous scenic drive from Duluth to Grand Portage!! Lots of places to stop off! HIGHLY recommend taking a quick 20 min stop at "Palisade Head" lookout. Some of the best views of the lake. Once past Silver Bay, look for the white church...More

Thank Bethany F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove the entire length of the west side of the lake and I wish I'd had a couple more days to visit. The scenery is breathtaking and I stopped in a few of the small towns to look around. So charming and found some...More

Thank Janet W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Duluth, my husband and I spent a day driving up the North Shore. It was my first time on Lake Superior. The weather was quite cold, so we didn't explore as much as we'd have liked, but it was a...More

Thank Wanderlust87
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take your time and do this drive while in the area. Lots of pullouts to see the lake. We were lucky enough to catch the sunrise over the cackling ice and it was magical. Lots of places to look for birds or rocks if you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get off the expressway, slow down and enjoy Minnesota’s beautiful coast along one of the most incredible inland fresh water oceans, Lake Superior. Truly a North American gem to be experienced at a slower and more relaxed pace. The North Shore Scenic Drive is the...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best food: Russ Kendall’s is the best place to stop on your scenic North shore trip. It’s 5-10 minutes North of Duluth on the old scenic road. Best view: As you head North out of Duluth take your first right and then the next right...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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meghali_mazumdar
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.
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Csmith41665
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
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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.
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