Bucket List Roads: North Shore Scenic Drive

Oct 29, 2018 View Comments by

Lake Superior Motorcycle Ride

This byway, which has been designated an All-American Road by the Federal Highway Administration, charts a course from Duluth, MN, to Grand Portage, just before crossing the border into Canada. The route provides access to eight state parks and Superior National Forest. Tracing along part of Lake Superior’s shoreline, it’s one of the most scenic sections of the much larger Lake Superior Circle Tour—and it doesn’t require a passport.

Scenery: Spectacular panoramic vistas of Lake Superior.
Curves: Limited
Traffic: Usually light
Distance: 150 miles one way
Time Required: Three hours to a full day, depending on duration of stops.
Technical Difficulty: Low


Coming in the Jan/Feb ’19 issue: Father and son Lake Superior Tour article by Luke Swab.


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