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Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, Minnesota, a port city in St. Louis County, Minnesota, located on the westernmost point on the north shore of Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota, A tourist destination for the Midwest, features America's only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium, the Aerial Lift Bridge which spans the short canal into Duluth's harbor, "Park Point", the world's longest freshwater sandbar. This is where Byway North Shore Scenic Drive starts its journey, along the majestic shoreline of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater Lake. The drive provides access to eight state parks and the Superior National Forest and offers unlimited opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in all seasons amid most spectacular sceneries of the area.
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Canal Park Drive
Canal Park Drive, Canal Park, a tourist and recreation-oriented district of Duluth, Minnesota. Aerial Lift Bridge connects the Park Point sandbar and neighborhood.
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The Fitger's Brewing Company
The Fitger's Brewing Company, a beer brewing company, operting from 1881 to 1972,
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The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Endion Depot
The Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Endion Depot, a historic railroad depot in Duluth, Minnesota. The building is now used for an adventure travel company and store specializing in kayaking, climbing, and cross-country skiing.
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The Glensheen Historic Estate
The Glensheen Historic Estate, a historic mansion on Lake Superior, It is a listed National Historic Place.
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Congdon, Minnesota
Community of Congdon, Minnesota,
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Congdon Boulevard
Congdon Boulevard, a loop road along the north western shore of Lake Superior, On the Lester River Road, northwest of here lies, Lester Park Golf Course,
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Old North Shore Drive
McQuade Road, Old North Shore Drive, Clifton, Minnesota,
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French River, Minnesota
Ryan Road, French River, Minnesota, a community in Duluth Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota,
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Palmers, Minnesota
Homestead Road, Palmers, Minnesota, a community in Duluth Township, St. Louis County, Minnesota,
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Alseth Road
Alseth Road Intersects North Shore Scenic Drive, and connects with Highway #61 on the north and with a Loop road, Stoney Point Drive along the shore in the south.
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Knife River, Minnesota
Knife River, Minnesota, a community in Lake County, Minnesota, The community is located between Duluth and Two Harbors on the North Shore Scenic Drive.
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Larsmont, Minnesota
Larsmont, Minnesota, a community in Lake County, Minnesota,
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State Highway #61
North shore Scenic Drive merges with State Highway #61 just west of Two Harbors, Minnesota,
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Two Harbors, Minnesota
Two Harbors, Minnesota, a city in Lake County, Minnesota, located along the shore of Lake Superior. Gooseberry Falls State Park is located 13 miles to the northeast. The Duluth and Iron Range Railroad Company Depot, located in Two Harbors, Minnesota, was the third depot on the site.
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The EDNA G
Waterfront Drive, The EDNA G, a tugboat who worked the Great Lakes. She was the last coal-fired, steam-engine tug in service on the lakes. The Samuel P. Ely, a shipwreck nearby this location in Two Harbors, Minnesota, a national historic place. This shipwreck was a schooner that sailed the Great Lakes carrying iron ore, coal, and other bulk freight.
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Two Harbors Light
3rd Street, Two Harbors Light, The 49 foot tower is made of brick, The lighthouse was originally equipped with a fourth order Fresnel lens. The Two Harbors Light is the oldest operating lighthouse in Minnesota. Overlooking Lake Superior's Agate Bay, the lighthouse is located in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Thi Lighthouse is still used as an active aid to navigation, as well as being a museum and a bed and breakfast. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Lake View National Golf Course
Lake View National Golf Course,
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Cliff Point Road
Cliff Point Road, Silver Cliff Road, on Lake Superior,
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Castle Danger, Minnesota
Castle Danger, Minnesota, a community in Lake County, Minnesota, located southwest of Gooseberry Falls State Park, on the shore of Lake Superior,
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Gooseberry Falls State Park
Gooseberry Falls State Park, a State Park located on the shore of Lake Superior, in Minnesota. Gooseberry Falls provide entry to the North Shore and is known for its Civilian Conservation Corps log and stone structures, river gorge, north woods wildlife, spectacular waterfalls, and Lake Superior shoreline.
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Split Rock Lighthouse Road,
Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Minnesota,
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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park,
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, a Minnesota state park on the north shore of Lake Superior. The Lighthouse, now houses a Museum operated by Minnesota Historical Society. The Split Rock Lighthouse State Park offers scenic hiking, cross-country skiing, and bike trails.
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Madeira (a Shipwreck)
The Madeira, a schooner-barge that sank off the coast of Minnesota in Lake Superior in 1905. the Madeira, caught in a fierce storm with winds around 70 to 80 miles per hour, the Madeira crashed into a cliff named Gold Rock. One of the crewmen leapt to shore with a safety line and was able to bring eight other men to safety.
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Beaver Bay
Lax lake Road, Beaver Bay, Minnesota, a city in Lake County, Minnesota,
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East Beaver Bay, Minnesota
East Beaver Bay, Minnesota, a community in Lake County, Minnesota,
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The Hesper
The Hesper (a ship wreck) was a bulk-freighter steamship that was used to tow schooner-barges on the Great Lakes. The Hesper sank off the coast of Lake Superior at Silver Bay, Minnesota,
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Silver Bay, Minnesota
Silver Bay, Minnesota, a city in Lake County, Minnesota, Attractions in and around the city: Tettegouche State Park, located northeast of the community on Minnesota Highway 61, Palisade Head, a rocky headland with steep cliffs, Split Rock Lighthouse, and Gooseberry Falls State Park south of the town.
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Palisade Head
Palisade Head, a large rock formation located on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota.
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Tettegouche State Park
Tettegouche State Park, a Minnesota state park on the north shore of Lake Superior, on scenic Minnesota Highway 61.
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Illgen City, Minnesota
Junction State Highway #1/National Forest Highway #9, Illgen City, Minnesota, a community in Lake County, Minnesota,
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Johnson Lake
R V Trail to Johnson Lake,
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Viewpoint
Viewpoint / Rest area, A Loop, along the Byway North Shore Scenic Drive, on the north shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota
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Little Marais, Minnesota
Little Marais, Minnesota, a community in Lake County, Minnesota,
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George Manitou State Park
George Manitou State Park, a Minnesota state park located between Tettegouche State Park and Temperance River State Park on the North Shore of Lake Superior, near the town of Little Marais. It is situated on the Manitou River.
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George Manitou State Park
George Manitou State Park,
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Taconite Harbor, Minnesota
Taconite Harbor, Minnesota,
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Schroeder, Minnesota
Cramer Road, Community of Schroeder, Minnesota,
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Temperance River State Park
Sawbill Trail, Temperance River State Park, located on the North shore of Lake Superior, Minnesota
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Tofte, Minnesota
Tofte Park Road, Tofte, Minnesota, a community located within Tofte Township, one of the three townships of Cook County, Minnesota,
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Cliffhouse Road
Cliffhouse Road / Resort Road,
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Superior National Golf Course
Superior National Golf Course, Six Hill Road, Lutsen Mountains, a downhill ski and snowboard area located on the North Shore region in Cook County, Minnesota, located in the rugged Sawtooth Mountains, part of the Superior Highlands on the north shore of Lake Superior. The ski season extends from November into mid-April, longer than most other resorts in the Upper Midwest. Lutsen has four mountains, named Eagle, Uller, Mystery, and Moose Mountains. Lutsen is known as a family-friendly resort, being named as a Top 20 Family Ski Resort for two years in a row
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Lutsen, Minnesota
Community of Lutsen, Minnesota,
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Caribou Trail
Caribou Trail, High Forest Trail, Caribou Lake, a lake located northwest of this location off North Shore Scenic Drive, Minnesota
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Cascade Beach Road
Cascade Beach Road, Cascade River State Park,
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Cascade River State Park
Cascade River State Park, located near the northeastern tip of Minnesota on the north shore of Lake Superior, in a rocky and rugged location. Cascade River State Park has many different types of wildlife. Cascade River State Park is connected to the Superior Hiking Trail.
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Grand Marais, Minnesota
Grand Marais, Minnesota. Some of the many opportunities for outdoor recreation in and around the city are Pincushion Mountain Cross County Ski Trail, Judge C.R. Magney State Park, Isle Royale National Park, Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Eagle Mountain, Grand Marais Recreation Area, Superior Hiking Trail Association, Gunflint Trail, Kekekabic Hiking Trail, Border Route Trail, and Cascade River State Park.
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Croftville, Minnesota
Community of Croftville, Minnesota,
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Kadunce River State Scenic Wayside
Kadunce River State Scenic Wayside, located along the State Highway #61 Byway North Shore Scenic Drive, on Lake Superior in Minnesota
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Judge Magney State Park
North Road, Judge Magney State Park, Famous Devil's Kettle waterfall is located here. The most popular hike leads from the trailhead upstream along the Brule River to Devil's Kettle, where the river splits around a mass of volcanic rock. The park offers camping, picnicking and hiking.
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Hovland, Minnesota
Hammer Road, Stonegate Road, Hovland, Minnesota, a community in Cook County, Minnesota, Hovland is located within the Grand Portage State Forest. Judge C. R. Magney State Park is nearby.
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Reservation River Road
Reservation River Road, Trolls Trail,
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Grand Portage, Minnesota
Stevens Road, Grand Portage, Minnesota, a town in Cook County, Minnesota, on Lake Superior, at the northeast corner of the state near the international border with Canada. This town lies within the Grand Portage Indian Reservation. The adjacent Grand Portage National Monument celebrates traditional Ojibwe lifeways and the history of the North West Company fur trading post that was located there. Grand Portage is the home of the dock for the Wenonah and Voyageur II passenger boats, bringing tourists and campers to Isle Royale National Park.
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Teal Lake,
Teal Lake, a small lake located along the State Highway #61 close to the border with Canada.
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Pigeon River
Pigeon River, that separates the United States and Canada. International border between the United States and Canada. This is where the Byway North Shore Scenic Drive ends.