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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

Duluth, MN
800-429-9297
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Duluth
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We try to make the drive and hit up gooseberry falls each year, we missed the leaves by the lake but the inland drive was marvelous. Besides all of the people, it was a Saturday, it was a gorgeous afternoon and the sights didn't disappoint.

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Spectacular scenery. If you go in late January or February, you can see the ice formations on Lake Superior.

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Love this drive! It has small towns, places to get out and walk close to the lake, rest stops, cute houses to look at. I would recomend this to anyone and everyone!

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Cotton MN
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Leaving Duluth for the first nice stop is Brighton beach. This beach has a variety of rocky outcrops and pebble rock area. It is a nice area to stretch your feet and walk pets. A bit further up is the knife river safe harbor. This is another nice rest area and a good spot to walk to the lake. Have... More 

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Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Highway 61 leads you from the bluff tops of southeastern MN all the way along the Mississippi River, through the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and then follows the shoreline of Lake Superior north of Duluth all the way to Canada. Gorgeous scenery most of the way. Especially in November when the wind blows and whips the waves on Lake Superior.... More 

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Duluth, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lived in Duluth all my life, but it still takes your breath away as you drive up the North Shore. Every day it looks different, depending on the weather, sunny, rain, windy, and even snow blowing. It's something you don't want to miss if you come to Duluth. Lots of fun shops and great places to stop and eat.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been a few places in my life, and I when I am on this scenic road, I feel an overwhelming amount of pride in being Minnesotan. The first time I saw Lake Superior from this scenic drive, I decided Minnesota was my new home. I've been living here for 8 years now, and married the love of my life... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great meandering cruise with a Harley Davidson along the scenic shore of Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior. Many quant shops and local diners along the way. Many resorts along the way.

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We drove from Duluth up to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, the drive is very nice & you get great views of Lake Superior. Compared to other scenic drives we've been on this one was very nice because there weren't any large trees blocking your views. I'd love to drive all the way from Canada down to Duluth in the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Where to even begin with this review? Ever since I was a kid I loved driving up the beautiful North Shore Scenic Drive with my family. Now I have a family of my own and it is definitely one of our favorite things to do. Whether you want to drive 20 miles from Duluth, or go all the way to... More 

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