North Shore Visitor

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-National Geographic Traveler

Has it been a while since you’ve been up the North Shore? Welcome back. Businesses are excited to re-open for the summer and happy to have strong, practiced protocols in place to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Covid Updates
Masks Recommended for EVERYONE along parts of the North Shore

On July 27 the CDC issued guidance for areas with notable upticks in COVID-19 cases and high levels of transmission. Lake County is one of the 14 counties and includes the communities of Two Harbors, Castle Danger [Gooseberry area], Beaver Bay, Silver Bay, and Finland.
The recommendation is for everyone whether you are vaccinated or not. Wearing a mask means protects yourself and the communities you are visiting. If these measures are not taken, you will see an uptick of attractions, parks, shops and restaurants return to curbside only.We are moving into a post-pandemic world and we all want to get out; this means lodging is booking up and the shore is busier than usual.

Tips for a better trip:

Restaurants pages now have a ‘near me’ map feature and you can sort by type
Shop pages can also be sorted [think grocery stores on the shore, gift shops near me, etc]
Maps page gives an overview of road construction

One of the unexpected outcomes of the pandemic is more and more people are enjoying being outside, which is what the North Shore is all about. If you’re new to the outdoors, I highly recommend visiting state parks. They are an excellent gateway to exploring Lake superior, rivers, waterfalls and the surrounding forests.

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Here are some wonderful places to stay . . .

a note from nina

july

Hello Summer! Warm days are ideal for hiking, biking, swimming in land lakes, moseying about town, exploring state parks, and picnicking on the shores of Lake Superior. Not sure what to do after that? I’ve got loads of events listed – everything from Harbor History Tours to Naturalist Programs to Festivals to Exhibits – and many, many are FREE!

Summer = road construction, so plan accordingly. I’ve got the North Shore construction list including a map for getting out of the pesky tangle going on in Grand Marais [and where to park! especially if you’ve got a big rig, RV or are towing something.

Start your plans here with a description and mile by mile guide to each of the 10 areas of the North Shore, and while on the shore use the site as a reference with the app-like Restaurant and Shop features and all those trail maps!

As always, be flexible, don’t litter, and remember you don’t have to hurry to slow down,

– Nina

Map of North Shore