Question: John Suhumskie asked: want to plan a trip along the north shore of Lake Superior. When the best time to visit, what attractions we should see, and what the best route coming from the south?
Answer: Vickie Sievert-Leclerc, business support consultant at AAA offices in Dearborn, Mich., says: Minnesota Hwy. 61 of AAA-designated byway along the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior offers beautiful scenery and historical places. Accommodations and City Park fill quickly and early for the peak summer and visit in the fall offers a beautiful autumn leaves. Purchase an annual state park sticker for unlimited access to Park City along Hwy. 61. Every part of the trip will be paid much amazing photo opportunities.
Take I-35 in Duluth, Minnesota, where you can begin the journey to watch the sunrise climbing a beautiful picture of the visitor center on Hwy. 61 in the west end of town. Travel by Silver Creek has a tunnel through the mountains and an overview of Lake Superior. Among the other highlights of the trip along the Gooseberry Falls State Park waterfalls and hiking and Split Rock Lighthouse, a historic site if you are a history buff. Stop the 3M Museum in Two Harbors offers AAA members a discount on admission. There you will see a display of history on the Mining Minnesota & Manufacturing company.
One of the most striking views of the head pin, Minn., where you can see more interesting overview of Lake Superior (accessible by car in the picture above). Dream Tettegouche State Park hikers, with 22 miles of hiking trails (Point Spade is highlighting the shoreline is good). Be sure to see the High Falls and Two Step Falls while in the park.
Continuing east on Hwy. 61, stop blocking River State Park and Falls, Cascade River State Park, and Lookout Mountain (Lookout Mtn rough highlights.). Several canoe and kayak outfitters in the area, some offer AAA member discount. Do not forget to stop in Grand Marais where you will find excellent restaurants.
Grand Portage Trading Post Historical Center of the historic center with more than a picture of Lake Superior. The Grand Portage State Park and Waterfall demarcates the border of Canada, and has the largest water fall in Minnesota.
Beautiful landscape is not confined to the lake shore. The entire lake area north of the region Water Margin recreation with a very nice interior forests and small lakes and rivers.
Depending on the amount of time you have for your trip, you can continue the route east of Grand Portage, Minn., and across the north coast of Canada. Travel through Thunder Bay historical, Ontario, Canada, and saw a silhouette of a head of Indian lying around Thunder Bay. Continuing east across the Canadian shore of Lake Superior, Hwy. 17 mile ride through beautiful forests and national parks and provincial (two AAA meet beautiful byways designated).
Crossing back to the United States at Sault Ste. Marie looked at engineering wonder of the historic Soo locks Shipping. Return the west by Michigan Hwy. 28 on the south shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota back where you’ll see many sights en-route, including the Whitefish Point Lighthouse & Maritime Museum (Edmund Fitzgerald sank iron ore cargo near here), beautiful Tahquamenon Falls (Ernest Hemmingway wrote about this area ), Grand Marais, Grand and majestic sand badger sand in the west. Be sure to stop at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge and Wetland (95,000 hectares created by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935) and a unique pictorial Rocks National lakeshore.
You’ll want to spend some time at Marquette, the largest city in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a very historic and famous for iron ore shipments. See the Olympic training center at Northern Michigan University and Presque Isle park overlooking the beach of Lake Superior. National Ski & Hall of Fame Snowboarding in Ishpeming will offer members a discount on admission. Switch to Hwy U.S.. 41 north to Copper Harbor peninsula, other exciting attractions gem AAA and beautiful ride, especially in the time of the fall foliage up to Copper Harbor and the historic Fort Wilkins. Continue west on Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (60,000 acres) with a beautiful panoramic view of Lake Superior and Lake Clouds