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Learn everything you need to know about North Shore Minnesota so your trip is the most memorable it can possibly be! Here’s the ultimate guide to the North Shore.

Breathtaking beauty is never far away when you’re on the North Shore MN!

Even with extraordinary hiking trails, the shore of Lake Superior, and untamed nature at every turn, you still need an amazing guide!

Explore the North Shore of Minnesota with North Shore Visitor.

This is THE GUIDE to North Shore lodging, shopping, dining, activities, attractions, maps, things to do and events for Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior.

“best north shore website” 

-National Geographic Traveler

everything you need to know about minnesota’s north shore

Whether you’re a first time visitor or a seasoned North Shore traveler, there’s always more to learn. North Shore Visitor has been the go-to source of information about this incredible region for over 20 years and has helped endless people discover everything this gem has to offer.

We’ve put together helpful guides to make sure your North Shore MN vacation is one you’ll remember forever, check them out!

**new to the north shore? check out the best mile-by-mile list
**explore each of the North Shore towns
**Be awed by the night sky –  northern Lights and Stargazing tips and forecasts
here are some wonderful places to stay . . .

travel tips for north shore minnesota

Be Patient – you are visiting a rural area with fewer people [but lots more access to nature!]

Have Fun – look at what to do in each community, check out the mile-by-mile list, find a map, an event and see every place you can access on Lake Superior.

Take the time to relax, breathe in the scenery and check out the incredible sights on and around the North Shore of Lake Superior MN:

  • Gooseberry Falls State Park
  • Split Rock Lighthouse
  • Aerial Lift Bridge
  • Gunflint Trail
  • Palisade Head
  • Lutsen MN
  • Grand Marais MN
  • Lake Superior
  • Two Harbors MN
  • And much more!

Get updates and images on Facebook – follow North Shore Visitor’s socials to stay in the loop for all the latest events!

Be flexible, don’t litter and remember … you don’t have to hurry up to slow down

Get updates, photos, & recommendations in my monthly e-Newsletter!

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North Shore has it all!

From the best state parks to one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, you’re guaranteed great views and a friendly welcome. And, whenever you have a question or need a recommendation, North Shore Visitor is your go-to guide.

Start by finding your lodging on the North Shore!

a note from nina
shhhh . . . . it’s quiet time

In November, the North Shore quiets down. Shop and restaurant owners cut hours or even close for some days off. No worries, we head to the shore and wave watch.

Late season nor’easters blow down the shore building massive waves. The winds and waves mean 1000-foot oreboats hug the shore.

Learn about Lake Superior shipwrecks.

And then we have all kinds of fun small town events – bazaars, winter markets, historic society celebrations, and such. Plus we get to start stargazing before dinner.

To get you started:
Find a place to stay
Stop by a state park

Have fun and be kind,

– Nina

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