This beautiful north country is a land of lakes and woods—a vast forest of pine, birch, maples and other hardwoods. Several scenic byways explore these north woods, including Chippewa and Superior national forests, as well as the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior. Another route follows the Rainy River.
Northeast Area Scenic Byways
Avenue of Pines Scenic Byway
The Avenue of Pines Scenic Byway cuts through the Chippewa National Forest, features low-rolling hills with pine trees and is popular for fishing.
Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway
Edge of the Wilderness Scenic Byway was once used by voyageurs and loggers through the Chippewa National Forest, with rolling hills, bogs and lakes.
Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway
The Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway begins at Lake Superior and heads inland through the rolling hills of Superior National Forest.
North Shore Scenic Byway
Enjoy breathtaking scenery of Lake Superior along the North Shore Scenic Drive, including Split Rock Lighthouse, waterfalls, hiking, and state parks.
Skyline Parkway Scenic Byway
The Skyline Parkway Scenic Byway follows roads along the high ridge in Duluth overlooking Lake Superior.
Superior National Forest Scenic Byway
The Superior National Forest drive takes travelers on a relaxing wooded drive from the North Shore to the communities of the Iron Range.
Veterans Evergreen Memorial Scenic Byway
Veterans Evergreen Memorial Scenic Byway is he scenic route to Duluth. The Veterans Memorial Overlook has a great view of the St. Louis River Valley.
Waters of the Dancing Sky Scenic Byway
Waters of the Dancing Sky scenic byway is Minnesota's northernmost scenic drive from Voyageurs National Park along the Canadian border.