lake superior with palisade head in the distance and the descending hill of the scenic overlook in the foreground

Silver Bay Scenic Overlook

mile 53.7
Amenities: seasonal porta-potty Length: 1.0 mile Difficulty: easy

 

Take in 270° views from three overlooks just off Highway 61. Follow the blue signs north into Silver Bay, then left up the hill. The first parking area has a short path to an aerial view of of the Cliffs Mining Plant, which gives the scope of the operation. A loop from the main parking area brings you to an overlook with panoramic shore and lake views well past Palisade Head to the northeast. A few steps later you are treated to a bird’s-eye perspective of Silver Bay from the big Lake to the ridge lines. The dirt path brings you back to the main parking area.

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