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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

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Address: Duluth, MN
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A perfect drive, even in winter

This is a wonderful drive any time of year. A stop at Betty's Pies is a must! Love the north shore all seasons.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful drive any time of year. A stop at Betty's Pies is a must! Love the north shore all seasons.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in Duluth and don't get to experience the tourist adventures very often. The north shore has a lot to offer! Several areas to hike, an over abundance of places to eat, spots to stop for sweet treats, gift shops ..... the north shore has it all!

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a 3 day weekend to travel this area. Took advantage of a guide service in Grand Marais to take us fishing. He supplied everything, so if you want to travel light this is perfect! Lots of nice sites to stop and see from Duluth to the Canadian boundary.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Scenic North Shore, including all of Highway 61, is probably the best road to ride a motorcycle on in Minnesota. Can be chilly at times, but always worth the trip.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've extensively traveled the Rockies, the Southwest, and parts of Mexico and Minnesota's North Shore ranks right up there as one of the pretties places on earth. Beautiful views all along the drive. There are countless waterfalls along the way, forests, and cute small towns.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family first visited the Duluth area about 10 years ago. Had read about the scenic drive in Midwest Living and had to see it for ourselves. We have come back every year in summer and winter and we absolutely love it. Lake Superior is beautiful. We enjoy watching the big ships come in, the hiking and just everything about... More 

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Sartell, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove from Duluth to Split Rock lighthouse and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery. Lake Superior is beautiful!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

North shore drive is something anyone who visits Minnesota should do. It is tranquil, provides access to some of the most beautiful parks in the country and the view, breathtaking.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in MN my whole life and have visited Duluth probably at least 50 times. I have never thought of visiting in the winter as I don't ski, snowshoe or climb ice structures. I will now make it a place that I visit in the winter as well as the summer as the scenery is beautiful, the snow, ice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family absolutely loves this drive and have taken it many times just for some family time and some scenic beauty. If you go the distance make sure and stop in at Lutsen and take the gondola ride! Amazing views both on the ride up the mountain and also from the top. Nice bar/restaurant at the summit with breath taking... More 

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