North Shore US Highway 61 from Duluth to the Canadian Border

Two Harbors, Minnesota

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Hugging the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior for 150 miles, U.S. Highway 61 serves up some of the most spectacular scenery in the country—richly wooded hills, rock-bound bays and inlets, and the limitless horizon of the world’s largest lake. The view from Split Rock Lighthouse and the nautical atmosphere of Duluth, Two Harbors, and Grand Marais will have you humming “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” Special attractions include: Stunning views of Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains; Canal Park, Glensheen mansion, and Skyline Drive in Duluth; strolling, shopping, dining, and lake watching in Grand Marais and Two Harbors; spectacular waterfalls at Gooseberry, Cascade, Judge C. R. Magney, and Grand Portage State Parks; historic Split Rock Lighthouse; agate hunting and trout fishing at the mouths of numerous coldwater streams; Grand Portage National Monument, a reconstructed eighteenth century fur-trading post; hiking, rock-climbing, kayaking, fishing, cross-country and downhill skiing.
Scenic Driving Minnesota

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Scenic Driving Minnesota

by Phil Davies (Falcon Guides)

Hugging the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior for 150 miles, U.S. Highway 61 serves up some of the most spectacular scenery in the country—richly wooded hills, rock-bound bays and inlets, and the limitless horizon of the world’s largest lake. The view from Split Rock Lighthouse and the nautical atmosphere of Duluth, Two Harbors, and Grand Marais will have you humming “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”

Special attractions include: Stunning views of Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains; Canal Park, Glensheen mansion, and Skyline Drive in Duluth; strolling, shopping, dining, and lake watching in Grand Marais and Two Harbors; spectacular waterfalls at Gooseberry, Cascade, Judge C. R. Magney, and Grand Portage State Parks; historic Split Rock Lighthouse; agate hunting and trout fishing at the mouths of numerous coldwater streams; Grand Portage National Monument, a reconstructed eighteenth century fur-trading post; hiking, rock-climbing, kayaking, fishing, cross-country and downhill skiing.

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Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Two Harbors
Distance: 150
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Gooseberry Falls State Park
Topo Map: North Shore: US Highway 61 from Duluth to the Canadian Border Topographic Map
Guide Book: Scenic Driving Minnesota Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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8/15/2002

Beautiful views of the north shore of Lake Superior. Reminds me of the coasts of Maine.

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