In this line of work, we are sending our guests to all of the incredible and beautiful attractions around the North Shore and Duluth nearly every day. So when the opportunity arose for us to take a little time off from our beautiful bed and breakfast to enjoy our surroundings, we jumped at it and took a day to travel the North Shore of Minnesota and Lake Superior.
We began by driving up Scenic Highway 61 along the shores of Lake Superior with our ultimate destination of Tettegouche State Park. One of our first stops was Palisade Head, a rugged lakeside cliff rising nearly 300 ft up from the shores of Lake Superior. This is a great spot to soak up the sun, have a picnic, and be inspired by the pure natural beauty and view of Lake Superior. We continued further along the north shore, and did a little hiking along the Temperance River Gorge.
The trail stretches along side the rushing river, and is alive with waterfalls pouring through the gorges – simply spectacular and a must see! On our return home, we stopped in at Split Rock Lighthouse, a spot we haven’t been in quite awhile, and spent some time walking the grounds and taking in the view. The lighthouse will be open for tours in just a couple of weeks, but you can enjoy the grounds and the trails nearby now. A short distance from Split Rock Lighthouse is Gooseberry Falls – a must see along the North Shore. We walked around the upper and lower falls, which is a nice relaxing trail. But if you want to spend the day at Gooseberry State Park, you will find some great trails of nearly 18 miles; part of the Superior Hiking Trail & several small spur trails to waterfalls, overlooks, up the river and down to Lake Superior.
As we were heading home to our Duluth MN Bed and Breakfast, we were so happy to have been able to take the time to enjoy an absolutely beautiful, sun filled day along the North Shore! We are now even more informed about these great spots to share with our guests!