Scenic Drives

North Shore Scenic Drive

Begin in Canal Park and follow Lake Superior’s sweeping shoreline 154 miles to the Canadian Border. Along the way, breathtaking cliffs and North Shore beaches are bordered by the Sawtooth Mountains. Rivers and streams forge dazzling waterfalls as they make their rocky way to the big lake.

Highway 61: All American Road

the road that takes you “up the Shore” was designated as one of the most beautiful drives in America by the National Byway Center. No wonder. As one of the country’s most fabled thoroughfares, this vintage stretch of road is full of natural splendor and dotted with small-town mom-and-pop shops beckoning you to peek inside.

Veterans Evergreen Memorial Highway

This colorful alternative to I-35 has been known as the “scenic route to Duluth” for decades. Highway 23, Veteran’s Memorial Highway, follows the scenic St. Louis River from Duluth to Askov through Jay Cooke and Banning State Parks. It’s a perfect “Sunday Drive” any day of the week.

Skyline Parkway

It’s one of Duluth’s treasures: a 25-mile byway that uniquely showcases the city from end to end with spectacular views of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River. Rising 700 feet above the city, the parkway winds along the lake’s prehistoric shoreline: through the woods west of Spirit Mountain, past Enger Tower, over a dozen tumbling waterfalls, across Hawk Ridge and down the secluded boulevard known as Seven Bridges Road to Brighton Beach.

Bob Dylan Way

Duluth is the birthplace of Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan Way winds 1.8 miles through downtown from 5th Avenue West to 15th Avenue East, incorporating a portion of old US Highway 61. Hunt for the Dylan-themed manhole covers.