North Shore Activities

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Snowmobiling Minnesota North Shore

North Shore Winter Guide
North Shore Winter Guide
Ski and Snow Report Winter Lodging Specials
Downhill Skiing, Lutsen Skijoring with your dog
Dog Sledding Ice Fishing
Cross Country Skiing Snowboarding
Snowmobiling Snowshoeing
River Skiing Ice Skating

Sawtooth Outfitters
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North Shore Fall bird migration at Hawk Ridge in Duluth, Minnesota and many other birding areas are a big hit!

Lake Superior

Like to hike, check out our North Shore Hiking Guide
North Shore Experience the spectacular colors of fall on the North Shore
Lake Superior Take a canoe trip in the BWCA, Boundary Waters Canoe Area or Quetico Park.
North Shore Buy a north woods sweatshirt for those cool nights
Lake Superior Wet your line at any of the 1000s of fishing holes, excellent fishing guides are available.
Minnesota Try kayaking on Lake Superior, for a day, weekend or a longer excursion
North Shore Let the big lake's waves lull you to sleep
Lake Superior Admire original North Shore artwork
Minnesota Roast marshmallows over a campfire
North Shore Try locally made maple syrup
Lake Superior Locate Polaris, the North Star 
Minnesota Pick and savor wild blue berries and raspberries
North Shore Jig, cast or troll for walleye or trout, just about every lake has 'em
Lake Superior Take lots of pictures
Minnesota Spot as many different birds as you can, September is the best time for migration numbers along the Big Lake and inland along scenic highway 1 towards Ely, Minnesota.
North Shore Find a wildflower or plant, you've never seen before. Do you know what fireweed looks like?

Lake Superior

Relax as much as you can!


Sit and sip a coffee or hot chocolate by the harbor

North Shore

Fish the big lake on a charter or go out to Isle Royale National Island

Lake Superior

Marvel at the Northern Lights and the Milky Way, they are much brighter here!
Minnesota Check out stunning coastal ice formations or watch the ice climbers at Cascade River.
North Shore Get sprayed by crashing waves from the big lake!
Lake Superior Worship at the church of your choice
Minnesota Cross country ski the 600+K of xcski trails
North Shore Snowshoe through the north woods
Lake Superior Mountain bike the great trails and logging roads!
Minnesota Do some holiday or birthday shopping
North Shore Sample the freshest smoked fish
Lake Superior River ski the state parks
North Shore Take a nap
Lake Superior Go for a scenic snowmobile ride, rentals are available!

Cascade Lodge Lutsen
Cascade Lodge
Lutsen, Minnesota

Lutsen Resort
Lutsen Resort
Lutsen, Minnesota

Country Inn Two Harbors Minnesota
Country Inn
Two Harbors, Minnesota

Gunflint Lodge
Gunflint Lodge
Gunflint Trail BWCA

AmericInn North Shore Locations Two Harbors and Silver Bay Minnesota
AmericInn Lodge & Suites

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Sawtooth Outfitters
Sawtooth Outfitters
North Shore Tofte

North Shore Fall Colors Info
General Fall Colors Information
North Shore Fall Color Tours
Why Leaves Change Color
Fall Colors Lodging Specials

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Location, Location, Location!  In traveling order from Duluth, Minnesota to Thunder Bay, Ontario

Duluth, Minnesota

Along Scenic 61 - Duluth to Two Harbors, Minnesota

Two Harbors, Minnesota

Gooseberry Falls State Park, Beaver Bay & Silver Bay, Minnesota areas

Little Marais, Finland, Isabella and Ely, Minnesota

Schroeder, Minnesota

Tofte, Minnesota

Lutsen, Minnesota

Grand Marais, Minnesota

Up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais, Minesota

On Hwy 61, from Grand Marais to Grand Portage, Minnesota

Grand Portage, Minnesota

  • FEATURED ATTRACTION Hike to the High Falls at Grand Portage State Park.
  • View the Susie Islands and Isle Royale from Mount Josephine.
  • FEATURED ATTRACTION Fall Color Tours around the Grand Portage area
  • Take a Hike to Mount Maud
  • Spend the morning at Grand Portage National Monument and revisit history of the voyageurs and explorers.
  • FEATURED ATTRACTION Fall Color Tours around Grand Portage area.

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