North Shore Scenic Drive

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  • Split Rock Lighthouse on Lake Superior

    The white tower of Split Rock Lighthouse stands on the edge of sheer cliffs on the shore of Lake Superior.

  • Aerial View of Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive

    The North Shore Scenic Drive winds along the coast.

  • Fishing on North Shore

    Anglers try their luck at Lake Superior.

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  • Ship Over Rose Garden

    The Rose Garden is part of Leif Erikson Park, which is located along the byway.

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  • Gooseberry Falls

    The spectacular Gooseberry Falls make this Minnesota's most visited State Park.

  • Temperance River

    The icy Temperance River cuts through the snowy shores on the Temperance River State Park.

  • Cliffs of the North Shore

    The North Shore's dramatic cliffs are one of the great attractions of the North Shore Scenic Byway.

  • High Falls at Grand Portage

    At 120 feet, High Falls is one of Minnesota's highest waterfalls.

  • Split Rock Lighthouse

    Split Rock Lighthouse is the North Shore's best known landmark. It stands on the edge of a sheer cliff above Lake Superior.

  • Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail

    Two byway visitors walk through the lush green foliage surrounding the Superior Hiking Trail.

  • Fall Colors Along the North Shore Scenic Drive

    The stunning fall colors along the North Shore Scenic Drive have been a major attraction for decades. The contrast of the blue waters and the colors cascading the down the rocky cliffs are not to be missed.

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  • Split Rock Lighthouse

    Split Rock Lighthouse with some outbuildings stands out against the forest and cliff. The grey stone cliff below is prominent.

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  • North Shore In-Line Marathon

    A colorful sea of in-line skaters blankets the North Shore Scenic Drive in this photo of the North Shore In-Line Marathon.

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  • A Lovely View of Gooseberry Falls

    Gooseberry Falls is a favorite place to visit on the North Shore. This is one of the largest and most scenic of the falls at this state park, and is on the Lake Superior side of the byway.

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