The North Shore

Visiting Isle Royale National Park

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Located in Lake Superior 20 miles off the coast of the most northern tip of Minnesota, the 50 mile-long, six mile-wide Isle Royale National Park takes some getting to. But once there it offers what the more popular parks don’t – primarily, splendid isolation.

Great Restaurants in Duluth

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Honestly, Duluth was a bit of a surprise when it came to eating out. The Twin Cities, of course, are known for great places to eat, but when I think of Duluth, I admit my thoughts go more to scenery and big boats, not big plates of delicious food. I’ve had to change my thinking.

The Grand Portage National Monument

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The Grand Portage National Monument is an entertaining and informative journey back into the history of the earliest trading economy of Minnesota. Costume clad docents will lead your through the reconstructed trading outpost and enlighten you on the earliest encounters between the Ojibwe, the French Canadian Voyageurs, and the English North West Trading Company.