Classic Roads: Superior National Forest Scenic Byway
Superior National Forest, located in the upper northeast corner of Minnesota, comprises over 3.9 million acres of woods and waters, including some 2,000 glacially-carved lakes and rivers. The forest is a mix of conifers and hardwoods. The larger wildlife species found in the area include deer, moose, Canadian lynx, black bear, and wolves.
The Superior National Forest Scenic Byway is a relaxing wooded drive in remote Minnesota, famous for it's wildlife spotting opportunities and natural beauty. Riders who enjoy chasing the fall foliage will be delighted with this ride as it is incredibly colorful in October. Highlights along this route include Timber Arch Bridge, White Pine Interpretive Trail, Bird Lake Recreation Area, and Cadotte Lake Recreation Area.
The Superior National Forest Scenic Byway begins at the Split Rock Lighthouse on the shore of Lake Superior and then heads west from the lakeside town of Silver Bay. A series of two-lane roads lead west roughly 80 miles through small villages to Eveleth, MN. When you get to Eveleth, check out Leonidas Overlook.
This route is fairly remote, so plan accordingly with regard to fuel and provisions.