North Shore All-American Scenic DriveKnife River, MN 55609
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 1910 reviews
Love the north shore the scenic drive is so wonderful during the autumn. The light house and Gooseberry fall are great places to stop and take in the sites
— Cole Schatzie R, February 20, 2020
One of the singularly most beautiful drives in the US. Stop and visit rivers, waterfalls and cliffs. Views are delightful. When the leaves are changing the excitement cranks up even higher. Enjoy!
— James M, February 13, 2020
On a bright sunny day there isn't a more beautiful drive in Minnesota or the surrounding states than the drive up the North Shore of Lake Superior! There are many spots in which you can stop at...
— KEITH J, February 13, 2020
If you have never been to the North Shore you are missing an amazing area. And be sure to stop at Betty's Pies!! Their food and pies are incredible !!
— Mitzi M, February 11, 2020
Beautiful,a lot of places to stop and see history, lighthouses, waterfalls, giant ships, a lift bridge, ski places, breathtaking views on winding roads.
— Deb H, January 26, 2020