The Gales of November on Lake Superior

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Jump to November Lodging Specials “When the Gales of November came slashin’.” The Gales of November — as most famously illustrated in Gordon Lightfoot’s song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” can bring violent storms, creating gale-force winds that cause gigantic waves and fury on Lake Superior. Over the years, November has notably been the […]

10 Stunning North Shore Fall Color Hikes

woman standing atop the high falls at tettegouche state park in the fall

Ask anyone who lives near the North Shore about their favorite season, and you’ll most likely hear, “Fall!” Sure, you can take a gorgeous North Shore scenic drive, but to see the most captivating and breathtaking views, you’ve got to get moving. If fall colors, vibrant views, and nature photography are your passion, then these […]

North Shore Winter Lodging Specials

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The Best North Shore Late Fall & Winter Lodging Deals North Shore winter lodging specials allow visitors to enjoy Lake Superior’s beauty at a discounted rate. When the snow flies, the North Shore explodes with winter outdoor adventures! Lake Superior rarely freezes during winter, so seeing open water and exploring the big lake is fascinating. […]

10 Ways to Get Hygge in Lake County

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You’re probably familiar with the famous Danish lifestyle trend of Hygge (pronounced “Hyoo-guh”); the Scandinavian term embraces feelings of coziness, happiness, and comfort by appreciating the simple things in life that bring joy. The word can mean many things, from chunky blankets to a peaceful snowshoe in the forest, and the term can also be […]

Ultimate North Shore Road Trip

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Plan the Ultimate North Shore Road Trip through Lake County, MN, this summer and be wowed by its ancient cliffs, hidden beaches, and stunning vistas. It has iconic state parks, quaint towns, and expansive wilderness. It’s where people go to watch the ships and savor a perfect slice of pie. Cozy up in lake-view lodging. […]

Adventure-Loving Two-Day Itinerary

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Adventure-Loving Two-Day Itinerary What To Bring: Water Towel Blanket for the Beach Lunch/Snacks Closed-Toe Shoes Gloves Bike Helmet (or you can rent one) Rain gear and warm clothes DAY ONE Climb Along the Shore Tettegouche State Park, Silver Bay Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (4 hours) Daring thrill-seekers can rock climb Shovel Point or […]

Family-Friendly Itinerary: Two-Day Trip

Family-Friendly Itinerary – 2 Day – Trip What To Bring: Sunscreen Snacks Swimsuit Towels Blanket DAY ONE Knife River Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse – pick up smoked fish, crackers, cheese, and bevies for the family. Great Lakes Candy Kitchen – Gummies, caramels, turtles Knife River Beach – Picnic Lunch with treats, Swim, Rock skip – Sandy […]

Dog-Friendly North Shore Day Trip

Dog-Friendly Itinerary Dog-Friendly North Shore Day Trip What To Bring: Water Water bowl for the dog Snacks and dog treats Sunblock Blanket Towels Tennis balls or floating toys for dog Sneakers or hiking shoes Timeframe: Full Day Exploring the North Shore with your furry friends can be an exciting adventure for you and your pup! […]

Winter Fat Biking Minnesota’s North Shore

Fat biking on Minnesota’s North Shore has become a popular winter sport for biking enthusiasts. Fat biking makes a great workout and offers a significant calorie burn. Additionally, it’s a good activity to battle seasonal depression! Your mental well-being will benefit from exercise and spending some quiet time in nature. How are fat bikes different […]

Celebrating 125 Years of Edna G

The Edna G tugboat was the last steam-powered tugboat to work the Great Lakes. She was built for the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad in 1856 for around $35,000. Her primary role was to assist ore boats of all kinds in and out of the harbor. She was officially retired in 1980, and now the […]