North Shore Visitor

Explore the North Shore of Minnesota. This is THE GUIDE to 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

seasonal update

**new to the north shore? check out the best mile-by-mile list
**celebrate winter with a sleigh ride on the Gunflint Trail
**new**  Northern Lights and Stargazing tips and forecasts
travel tips

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 Lake Superior.

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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!


here are some wonderful places to stay . . .
a note from nina
deep winter

Deep winter is usually in 3-4 weeks, but the shore has had over 6 feet of snow before the new year. And then pre-holiday winds topping out at 74 mph in the Grand Marais harbor.

Head over to the Trail Reports for updates on which trails are open and what conditions to expect.

See the complete list of Winter Activities and read about upcoming events.

Lots of lodging specials being offered right now, too.

Have fun and be kind,

– Nina

general map of minnesota's north shore of lake superior
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