North Shore Scenic Drive

North Shore Scenic Drive

Running for a total of 154 miles between Duluth and the Canadian border, Highway 61 is a spectacular stretch of road skirting Lake Superior.  Immortalized in song by Bob Dylan, Highway 61 earns its national designation as an All American Road.  You'll see birch and pine forests, lighthouses, rocky cliffs, and of course the world's largest lake.  Watch also for bald eagles and wolves - but really watch for deer!  There are plenty and they don't look both ways before crossing.

The Boreal Forest on a winter day

Check out the interactive mapping application showcasing the 96 waysides located along the North Shore Scenic Drive (MN Highway 61) between Duluth and Grand Portage along the North Shore of Lake Superior.


To visit the National Scenic Byways website, click here.

At a Glance

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Scenic Driving