Whether you are a seasoned traveler to the North Shore, or a novice who doesn’t know how to pack for the ever-changing weather patterns of the great lake, there are always gems to discover as you wind up and down Hwy 61.

Here are a few places we have heard are your favorites:

    • Split Rock Lighthouse
    • Gooseberry Falls
    • Grand Marais
    • Cascade Falls
    • Got Kids? J. Skylark toy store, 2nd floor in the DeWitt-Seitz Marketplace, Canal Park, Duluth
    • Palisade Head
    • Tettegouche
    • Grand Portage, High Falls
    • Lutsen Mountains
    • Hidden Trails (This you have to hunt for, they can lurk anywhere)
    • Black Beach, Silver Bay
    • Knife River, off of Scenic Route
    • Skizzles at the World’s Best Donuts in Grand Marais
    • The drive to Ely on Via Forest Rd 11 one way, Hwy 1 the other
    • Driving your own sled dog team in Ely for ½ day

Regardless if you’ve been to the shore 1 time or 1,000 times, there are always new sights and new places to discover. Be sure to stop by the front desk at Cove Point Lodge to let them know what was your favorite part of your vacation.