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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

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!

here are some wonderful places to stay . . .
a note from nina
Hello Autumn!

From the low 90s over Labor Day weekend to the 40s at night, autumn has arrived. Brisk mornings, warm days perfect for fall color drives and hikes, and nights cool enough to build a fire.

This season we celebrate the gorgeous display of nature and the beautiful creations of area artisans. Look for studio tours, artists demonstrating and lots of live music.

To get you started:
Find a place to stay
Updated Fall Colors Report
Where to see the best fall colors
All the events
Stop by a state park

Have fun and be kind,

– Nina

general map of minnesota's north shore of lake superior
Upcoming Events
Bird Banding
21 Sep 23
Schroeder
Thursday Afternoon Art
21 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Grand Marais Farmer's Market
21 Sep 23
Grand Marais
Finland Farmers Market
21 Sep 23
Finland
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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