Explore Minnesota's North Shore
Duluth: Gateway to the North Shore
Visitors come in droves to this appealing bluff-side city of 87,000, the largest town along Minnesota's Lake Superior shoreline. Duluth is one of the Great Lakes' busiest ports, with 1,000-foot freighters chugging along the shore into the international harbor.
Start your exploration at Canal Park's waterfront attractions, including ship watching, the Aerial Lift Bridge, and shops and restaurants housed in carefully preserved buildings. If you're in town for a few days, it's well worth exploring the upper reaches of the Duluth residents know best, downtown and Victorian neighborhoods built by lumber and mining barons. (800) 438-5884; visitduluth.com