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Samantha Brown highlights North Shore as places to love this fall

Sep 29, 2019 06:08AM ● By Editor
From - September 24, 2019

Start with exploring Duluth, known for its aerial lift bridge, steep hills and stunning Lake Superior views. Pick up some beer from Bent Paddle and sandwiches from Northern Waters Smokehaus, and venture up the highway. The Glensheen Mansion (said to be haunted after a grisly murder in 1977) and its lush grounds offer both historical context and beautiful views.

Fall in the Great Lakes

Further north, you’ll find the New Scenic Café, an unassuming spot serving up some of the most delicious, local ingredient driven food in the state. Russ Kendall’s outside Knife River does incredible smoked fish and has an old school vibe you can’t help but love. Two Harbors’ Agate Beach is a great place to stretch your legs and get up close and personal with Lake Superior. Look closely and you may find agates on this rocky outcropping near the 19th Century red brick lighthouse that now houses a B&B and museums. Need a beer? Castle Danger Brewery is right up the road.

Along the route to Grand Marais, you’ll pass Betty’s Pies (beloved by many). Silver Creek Cliff Wayside Park, just north of the tunnel, offers incredible lake views and easy, walkable paths for exploring.

Fall in the Great Lakes

Less than ten miles north, Gooseberry Falls State Park, boasts lovely hiking, loads of leafy trees and its namesake waterfall. Split Rock Light house resides a 10-minute’s drive north. For $10, you’ll get a short and sweet tour.

Fall in the Great Lakes

And finally, an hour north, you’ll arrive at the charming town of Grand Marais. This quaint town has it all— yummy food (from World’s Best Donuts and Sydney’s Frozen Custard, to Voyageur Brewing Company and Sven and Ole’s pizzeria, I hope you’re not on a low-carb diet). Book a night or two at the Mayhew, an Instagrammable inn that’s as cozy as it is stylish.

To see the other places Samantha recommends for Fall Trips, follow this link to the website.

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