From Duluth's Canal Park northeast for 154 miles to Grand Portage and the border with Canada, this singular drive is a voyage through some of America's most unspoiled lands. The North Shore Scenic Drive is an All-American Road, or Highway 61 for short.
Your route offers breathtaking views, endless opportunities to enjoy nature, historic sites, attractions, parks, and villages with events, shopping, lodging, dining and local culture. The path hugs the water's edge along the inland coast of the world's largest freshwater lake, bisecting the shore and the ancient inland rock formations and wooded hills rising above the coast. The North Shore Scenic Drive was recognized for the outstanding scenic and recreational opportunities it provides along the touted North Shore of Lake Superior and was designated as an All-American Road, Minnesota's only such designation