North Shore Visitor

“best north shore website” 

-National Geographic Traveler

seasonal update
** split rock lighthouse & visitor center re-opens May 11 after lightning strike damage
**new to the north shore? check out the best mile-by-mile list
travel tips

Book early – lodging is getting hard to find, that said, here are some specials for 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
spring green

The trees are waiting for one good hit of heat to release their leaves. That should happen right before the middle of the month. The real question is … will the ice be out by walleye fishing opener on May 14? This year it’s too close to call.

A sure thing right now is waterfalls tours. The rivers are almost overflowing and the falls are thundering with spring melt and rains. I’ve added a pdf North Shore Waterfall Map and I’ve got the interactive Waterfalls Near Me map to help you plan. Plus you can sort  waterfalls by categories and each includes a description, directions and map.

Did you know we’ve got a Restaurants Near Me feature? Same for Shops Near Me!

For more fun, check out our Mile by Mile Guide and the Events pages, woo hoo!

– Nina

general map of minnesota's north shore of lake superior
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