The World's Largest Freshwater Lake
Superior, the greatest of the Great Lakes, is best explored on the water itself. Sailing on majestic Lake Superior really gives you a sense of this big lake, and provides fantastic views of the rocky, forested north shore. The Ojibwe called the lake gichi-gami , meaning "great sea." Whether you choose to explore by boat or via the stunning cities and trails along the shore, the serene beauty is sure to stay with you long after you leave.
Explore the North Shore's eight state parks, each with waterfalls thundering down to Lake Superior. The magnificent 296-mile Superior Hiking Trail flows through fragrant woods along scenic Highway 61.Read More
Road Tripping Along the North Shore
The North Shore is one of the state’s most-visited destinations. From Duluth to Grand Portage, this 145-mile stretch features charming towns, state parks filled with scenic trails, fascinating historic sites and untouched wilderness.Read More
One of the best ways to soak in the beauty of Lake Superior is to see it on two wheels. Whether you decide to cycle the paved Gitchi-Gami State Trail or zip along the scenic shoreline on Highway 61, make sure to stop and take your time at some of the unique sites along the way.Read More
Food & Drink
Jaw-dropping beauty meets mouthwatering meals on Minnesota’s North Shore, from lake-to-table dining and gastronomic delicacies to locally brewed beer and thirst-quenching coffeehouses.Read More
Whether cruising the lake on a boat tour, perusing the historic Glensheen Estate, cycling the seriously scenic Duluth Traverse or zipping downhill on Spirit Mountain’s alpine coaster, there’s no wrong way to do Duluth.Read More
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