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4.64 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.64
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The Incredible North Shore Tour

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Dec 01, 2007

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August 6, 2008
Continue this trip on around Lake Superior! The…
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September 2, 2010
This ride is magnificent whether you want to just…
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Written Directions

Very easy to find and follow this ride. Starting in Duluth (a destination in itself!) and just take US Highway 61 (north) till you get to the US/Canadian border.

Scenery

Ocean-like views of the "Big Lake", open up from the heavily forested Saw-Tooth Mountains that run along side the shoreline! Work your way up along the spectacular North Shore shoreline, past numerous rivers and waterfalls, state parks and the Superior National Forest! Fantastic!! Too much to detail in this limited space, so suffice it to say this run will blow your doors off (if you had them :-)!! End at the Canadian border! . Lutsen Lodge

Drive Enjoyment

US Highway 61 all the way! The road is in good shape, mostly straight with some gentle curves. Grand Marias Bay

Tourism Opportunities

You name it - high-end Lodges (Lutsen), to mompop cabins! Fancy restaurants, to small eateries! Can be chilly next to the Lake, so be prepared. And, there are SIX state parks along the way - yes SIX!

1) Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

2) Tettegouche State Park

3) George H Crosby Manitou State Park

4) Cross River State Wayside State Park

5) Cascade River State Park

6) Judge CR Magney State Park

Caribou River

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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Guest
August 6, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Continue this trip on around Lake Superior! The scenery on the north shore beyond Thunder Bay is fantastic. Granite outcroppings framing fabulous views of the lake. It's quite a haul to Sault Ste. Marie, but I've been drawn back to make the trip three times now.
An hour north and west of Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario), there's a fantastic inn on Batchawana Bay named Salzburger Hof. Great view, food, service, and they love motorcyclists. Check their website: http://www.salzburgerhofresort.com/
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September 2, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This ride is magnificent whether you want to just stay on the road all the way to the border or if you want to take any of the NUMEROUS stops along the way including restaurants, resorts, & parks. Lots of hiking opportunities and innumerable photo ops. **TIP: Try to take in the scenery of the North Shore/Lake Superior when SOUTHbound; ideally in the afternoon. The view is all in front of you instead of over your shoulder. Also, be very alert and ready for cars stopped ahead of you waiting to turn left as their aren't any turning lanes!!
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January 19, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
If you get up here to ride, take the time to make two side trips
-Highway One up to Ely. Great road, there was some construction summer of 07, but it should be done now. Keep your eyes out for wolves, bear and moose. I think it's about a 2 hour drive up.
-Take the Gunflint Trail out of Grand Marais all the way to the end, you can see Canada across the lake at the National Forest campground. You'll see the results of the forest fire last summer. Time is about an hour and a half each way.
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