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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!

we know you’ll love north shore as much as we do!

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 Max
Enough snow for fun!

The North Shore has seen anywhere from ten to twenty inches of snow this season, a very low snowfall for the back half of january. Most ski and showshoe trails are open and will continue to improve in conditions as more snow falls. 

You can get out and enjoy some of your favorite hiking trails this winter. With lower snowfall, some trails that would be nearly inaccessable this time of year make for an enjoyable hike in the snow. Remember, trails aren’t shoveled so hiking boots or traction devices for your shoes are recommended.

Temps are still below freezing so don’t forget to pack your winter gear. 

Concerned about no/low snow and your winter plans? Read this blog:

top 10 north shore winter fun with no/low snow

With Solstice past, days will lengthen but night still comes early. Most of the North Shore goes dark at sunset, making it an ideal Dark Skies area for stargazing and looking for northern lights.

Find out more about stargazing and get the northern lights forecast

Have fun and be kind,

– Max

general map of minnesota's north shore of lake superior
Upcoming Events
Fiber Circle
29 Feb 24
Grand Marais
Five & Under Waffle Spiel
1 Mar 24
Two Harbors
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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