Traveling to Minnesota's North Shore

Group 6 North Shore Minnesota (Grand Marais, Lutsen, Tofte, Two Harbors)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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About the location

Spanning hundreds of pristine miles of Lake Superior shoreline, the North Shore is a favorite travel destination for locals and out-of-state visitors alike. Just a few hours north of the Twin Cities, you’re immersed in some of the most scenic and relaxing destinations in the state, boasting some of the best hiking trails, fall leafing colors and amazing culinary experiences. This guide walks through the very best tourist hot-spots as well as the lesser known and often more impressive hikes, shops, resorts and dining experiences. We’ll even show you some of the best places to take furry family members. Each season has something different to offer, so you’ll likely want to plan more than one trip. Good news! Included are details on places to go, what to eat and what to do for each season!

Guide Highlights

The most amazing North Shore hiking opportunities, top-end culinary experiences and the best places to relax at the end of the day.

Within this guide, you’ll find over 14 pages dedicated to making sure you’re going to enjoy every minute of each on your adventure.

Looking for the best fall colors in Minnesota? Traveling with furry companions? There’s tips, tricks and advice for both in this guide.

This guide details the best time of year and key places to see the best of fall colors, all while also adventuring with your furry friends.

Guide Summary

This guide is for hikers, vacationers, scenic travelers, quiet retreaters, family adventurers and dog owners alike. If you’re looking for one of the best experiences Minnesota has to offer, they can be found in the North Shore – and the keys to unlocking those experiences are within. Looking for a 5-star experience, or to become one with nature under the stars? There’s tons of information on where to lay your head at night. Want to get the best of the North Shore food scene? There are 4 pages just for foodies. Ready to hike to some of the most impressive scenes nature has to offer? 7 pages, just for you. There’s also recommendations on fun places to shop, where to go when you’re bringing the pups along for the trip, and things you may not have known were on the North Shore even if you’ve been there before. The hope is you go back time and time again, and that this guide helps you know what to pack, where to go and what to do so that you have an amazing time.

Featured in this guide

Local food
Photo spots
Foodie favorites
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 36 Shopping
Kayaking / Canoeing

Great for these trips

Family with kids
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Active / Adventure
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Elizabeth Lewis

    Elizabeth Lewis

    Lover of all things travel, food & dogs....on weekends you can find me exploring State Parks with the pups and discovering new restaurants

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