State Park in North Shore

Tettegouche State Park

Like most of the parks dotting the North Shore, Tettegouche State Park offers fishing, camping, paddling and hiking trails to waterfalls and little lakes, plus skiing and snowshoe trails in winter.
State Park in North Shore

Gooseberry Falls State Park

The five cascades, scenic gorge and easy trails draw carloads of visitors to Gooseberry Falls State Park. Several cool stone and log buildings, built by Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, dot the premises and…
State Park in North Shore

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

The most visited spot on the entire North Shore. The shiner itself is a state historic site with a separate admission fee. Guided tours are available (they depart hourly), or you can explore on your own. If you don’…
State Park in North Shore

Judge CR Magney State Park

The namesake of the park was a former mayor of Duluth and Minnesota Supreme Court justice who helped preserve the area. His own patch of land is a beauty. Hiking to Devil’s Kettle, the famous falls where the Brule R…
Museum in North Shore

North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum

The teeny town of Tofte is worth a stop to browse the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum. The twin-gabled red building holds fishing nets, a fishing boat and other tools of the trade, as well as intriguing photos…
Park in Duluth

Leif Erikson Park

This is a lakefront sweet spot with a rose garden, replica of Leif's Viking ship and free outdoor movies each Friday night in summer. Take the Lakewalk from Canal Park (about 1½ miles) and you can say you hiked the …
Historic Site in North Shore

Grand Portage National Monument

Located beside the Canadian border, this is where the early voyageurs had to carry their canoes around the Pigeon River rapids. It was the center of a far-flung trading empire, and the reconstructed 1788 trading pos…
State Park in North Shore

Temperance River State Park

The eponymous waterway at Temperance River State Park belies its moderate name and roars through a narrow, twisting gorge. The scene is easy to get to, with highway-side parking. Then hike over footbridges and aroun…
Lighthouse in Two Harbors

Two Harbors Lighthouse

Minnesota's only operating lighthouse rises up over Agate Bay. The 1892 fog-buster sticks to a rhythm – 0.4-second flash, 4.6 seconds of darkness, 0.4-second flash, 14.6 seconds of darkness. That's how it goes all d…
Notable Building in Duluth

Bob Dylan's Birthplace

The duplex is up a hill a few blocks northeast of downtown. Dylan lived on the top floor until age six, when his family moved inland to Hibbing. It's a private residence (and unmarked), so all you can do is stare fr…