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Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

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Address: Duluth, MN
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People! It's lake, not an ocean

It is hard to describe to folks unfamiliar with the Great Lakes, what that really means. Lake Superior may look like an ocean since you can scan the horizon and only see water... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is hard to describe to folks unfamiliar with the Great Lakes, what that really means. Lake Superior may look like an ocean since you can scan the horizon and only see water. There are ocean-going vessels on the lake as well. But it's a lake, a vast and glorious lake. There really is no better way to get a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took this scenic drive from the Duluth lift bridge up the shoreline of the lake towards the Canadian border. There is so much to do! We stopped at several beaches, waterfalls, a light house, and ended our trip at a cliff overlook area. Absolutely breathtaking at every stop. We had young children who were tired of being in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just an enjoyable drive with spectacular views and stops to take it all in. Going back to enjoy more again this year and see more! A+ in our book.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome place to take a drive.. one of the best shore drive !!! Would recommend for people travelling Duluth.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have driven up the shore many times, but I always ooh & ahh over the views of Lake Superior. It gets more rugged the closer you get to Canada.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful trip up the beautiful Minnesota coast. We enjoyed the Split Rock light house and a walk through the Tettegouche, and Gooseberry State Parks. What a beautiful coast line and wonderful people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Duluth is situated on bluffs overlooking Lake Superior. One can spend an entire day mesmerized in the outdoor scenery that this city has to offer. The air is so crisp and the trails and scenery are worthy of picture perfect postcards. Definitely scout this area when in Duluth.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can travel this route over and over and over. You will never ever see it all and if you think you have just take a short trip into the nearest town and have a cup of coffee (or more) and ask the locals. They are a delight to get to know and you may have a new friend before... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been coming here since I was a kid, so.. a long time. It's a breathtaking shore line that should be explored patiently. Some of our favorite hikes are along the Superior Hiking trail especially near Tetagouche, Temperance River, Cascade River, Split Rock, and Gooseberry Falls area. But no matter where you stop and wander, you'll be blessed with great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like fish and a non-chain experience, make sure to visit Russ Kendalls. The owner is great and very appreciative of your business. His son needs some training in customer service, but hopefully he will grow up to be the man his dad already is.

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