North Shore (Minnesota)

The North Shore is a region of Northeastern Minnesota. It comprises the south-eastern extremities of Cook and Lake Counties.


Other destinations


Lake Superior is one of the worlds largest inland lakes. While it is located in the middle of the United States, the lake is accessible to the Atlantic ocean. As a result, cargo ships from around the world can be seen on Lake Superior carrying wheat, iron ore, and other cargo.

Get in

The main access into the North Shore area is MN Highway 61, an All-American road and national Scenic Byway. It begins where MN Interstate 35 ends, at the northern end of Duluth, MN. It is not the smoothest or best-maintained highway, but it offers many spectacular views of Lake Superior along its approximate 150 mile stretch within Minnesota.

Get around

Other than Duluth, there is no public transportation available to the average visitor to the region. There are chartered bus trips, an international airport at Duluth, many small municipal airports, and marinas on Lake Superior at Duluth, Silver Bay and Grand Marais.



Locally (and not locally) grown wild rice, fresh Lake Superior fish (including salmon), and pies are what the region is probably best known for.

Stay safe

Be watchful for both whitetail deer and the local moose. Both are most active at dusk and dawn.

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