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Seasonal update
Walking, Hiking, Driving Fall Color Tours
Fall Color Report
Fire Updates

Recent rains and humidity have helped firefighters can control of the main fires – the large Greenwood fire north of Tettegouche, the Ek and Whelp fires near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness [BWCAW].

Covid Updates

CDC recommends mask wearing for all people [vaccinated or not] indoors or in crowded outdoor areas].

Travel Tips

Book early – lodging is getting hard to find, including campsites and vacation rentals. That said, here are some specials for late autumn and early winter.

Be Patient – every business is short staffed, we’ve got road construction and it is busy

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

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Here are some wonderful places to stay . . .

a note from nina


October has brought gold to the North Shore. The birch and aspen forest are turning and it is beautiful. Details on the fall color report plus tours with maps and driving directions.

More outdoor fun – a new section of the paved Gitch Gami bike [and walking] trail has opened connecting to Grand Marais. Midpoint of the trail is the Fall River waterfalls  – just a trickle but also has views of the river mouth and Lake Superior. And this month hosts a surprising number of Events, too!

Be safe and enjoy,

– Nina

Map of North Shore
split rock lighthouse fall colors

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