North Shore All-American Scenic Drive221 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802
The spectacular scenery of the North Shore of Superior, including seven state parks, has earned this scenic route a national designation as an "All-American Road." Small shoreline towns offer restaurants serving local fish and produce as well as unique shops and art galleries.
Experience the history of the shore at the 1910 Split Rock Lighthouse, a commercial fishing museum in Tofte and Grand Portage National Monument fur-trading post. With a playhouse, galleries and a folk school, the harbor town of Grand Marais is an arts center.
Lutsen offers a scenic golf course, a mountain biking park and ski area. There's plenty to see in the vibrant city of Duluth, including the Aerial Lift Bridge, Great Lakes Aquarium, and the old Depot, home to a train museum and several arts groups.
The Superior Hiking Trail allows naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts to appreciate up close the area’s beauty and wilderness, including numerous streams and waterfalls. Minnesota's biggest waterfalls are at Grand Portage and Tettegouche state parks.
- 154 miles
- From Duluth to Two Harbors on Co. Rd. 61 (old Hwy. 61), and from Two Harbors to Grand Portage on Hwy. 61
- Lake Superior, wilderness streams and waterfalls, rugged cliffs and forested hills.
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 1932 reviews
The drive has a range of beautiful scenery There are several cool areas to stop and take pictures or go for hikes.
— MattDamon94, August 11, 2020
We enjoyed this Drive on a summer day when the weather was just right. There are many state parks for the family to enjoy, and parking is reasonably priced.
— Laurene M, August 10, 2020
I love it , if you have not been there , you are missing a lot
You will not get disappointed.
Enjoy the drive and plenty of things to visit
— mikesindbad, August 8, 2020
Considered one of the top Scenic Byways in America, the drive up the North Shore of Lake Superior is a great way to spend a day. There are quaint towns, Lighthouses for those of us that love...
— Colin A, August 8, 2020
I would have given a very good experience; however, the road closures on 61 and the State park fee's to see Two Harbors and Split Rock lighthouses was a bit too much for us. We enjoyed the drive and...
— Calitripgirl, August 8, 2020