Duluth is a four-season city – as breathtaking in winter white as it is in summer green. Come any time of year, and you’ll find an entirely new place to explore. The quiet of our forests and the splendor of the Lake Superior shoreline mesh into a getaway experience that will both relax and rejuvenate you.
From the stunning cliffs of Lake Superior's shores to the towering pines of Superior National Forest, Minnesota's North Shore has been a favorite destination for visitors from all over the world for decades. If you are looking for the place to learn more about region and find things to do on your trip, look no further. This site is a collection of our favorite north shore experiences as Minnesotans as well as a curation of experiences we've gathered from the North Shore Experiences online and social community.
We are an area rich in history – fishing, mining, lighthouses, shipping, logging and trains. Our area is a water lovers paradise: streams, rivers, ponds, waterfalls, lakes and the greatest lake of them all, Lake Superior. We have State Parks, National and State Forests, many community parks, wayside rests and four- season trails galore.
We call this region the "Heart of the North Shore" for good reason – it is a vibrant, beautiful area with so much to explore and discover – it is an experience you will never forget. We have everything you need to plan your vacation to northern Minnesota and the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Cook County is the essence of what a vacation is meant to be: an escape from the ordinary. A much needed break from the everyday and the other 50 weeks in the year. This is the only place where you can enjoy Lake Superior, visit Minnesota's tallest mountain peaks and highest waterfall, and enjoy its longest and most scenic biking trails.
Journey along legendary Highway 61 and take a short run east along Lake Superior to Grand Portage Lodge & Casino. Experience one of Minnesota's most picturesque areas at The Great Rendezvous Place. Attractions. Relaxation. Excitement. Recreation. There's something for everyone!
Welcome to the North Shore. This is an amazing place to live and to visit. This website and and e-booklet will help you plan, explore and appreciate your visit to this section of Lake Superior coastline we call the North Shore. Follow the route of the North Shore Scenic Drive with easy access to a complete list of lodging, dining, trails, attractions, events, weather, things to do, parks, waterfalls, shops, shipwrecks, photos, fall colors, snow report, outfitters, even real estate. "Best link to the North Shore" – National Geographic Traveler