As the only region of the state where active iron mining still exists, the mesabi has long drawn those interested in state and national history to its mine overlooks and museums. But woven into these rugged minelands are lakes, forests and trails that set the stage for experiences you won't find anywhere else in the country.
All seasons along the North Shore are breathtaking but one season that really stands out is fall. There's just nothing like the warm sunshine, crisp air, and colored leaves that illuminate the shoreline. Fall is a great season to get outside, be active, and really take in all of those colors that decorate the shore. Bottom line: the North Shore is the definition of the perfect fall foliage. Whether it's a quick trip to Duluth to get a piece of it or a longer venture up the shore, there is something for everyone looking to get their fall fix.
We'll take you down 937 miles of highways and backroads... a journey full of notable highlights. So, let's start at that beginning - Mile 0.0 - at the Pigeon River and Grand Portage State Park, at the furthest northeast point of Minnesota.
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A warm welcome to you as you enjoy the cold and exciting season of winter in this great state. Whether you're here to visit or playing in your local backyard, there's much to offer all walks of life.
It would only get colder that night but inside a snow house carved out of dome recrystallized snow the temperatures rarely go below 20 degrees above zero. The snow house or quinzhee that day was critical for getting through the night in comfort. Using an aluminum baking pan and clad in rain jacket and pants to keep dry, I was almost ready to quit carving out the inside of the dome when the roof suddenly collapsed and I was left kneeling on the ice staring at the sunset down Darky Lake in Quetico Park. If you get just a little too aggressive thinning out the roof of your new home, this is what happens.
There's a universal understanding that collaboration is vital to success, but it's also constantly changing. In order to adapt, we must continually learn, discuss, analyze trends and technologies, and ultimately find the balance.
It can be a bit unsettling for me in the winter when my world is covered by a thick blanket of snow. There's a strange "all or nothing" approach to getting around on foot. I feel trapped, boxed in by the snow unless I strap on my snowshoes or skis.
There is a spring tradition for some anglers that goes back generations. As the warm and welcomed spring sun begins to melt the ice and snow, the Rainy River just east of Baudette, MN begins to show pockets of open water.
In every issue we seek out to our northern inventors, doers and makers. We're excited to introduce the innovative Marcel LaFond, founder of Symphony Electric Boats - an internationally admired and sought after product and company…right out our back door
People will ask, so what is the best way to visit Lake Superior? There really is only one answer: It's best to travel in circles … or rather, IT'S BEST TO TRAVEL THE FULL CIRCLE, touching all four shores along the three states and one province that create the Big Lake neighborhood