Explore Minnesota's North Shore
Views from the lake and the cliffs
Located on the world's largest sandbar, Park Point Beach (pictured) stands east of Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge and facing Lake Superior. Visitors park their cars at the base of a big sand dune and clamber their way up and over it. (800) 657-3864; mnbeaches.org/beaches/lksuperior
For a bird's-eye view of the area, trek to Enger Park and Tower. Norwegian, Japanese and Minnesotan cultures combine in this recreation area, located in the highest point of Duluth. Explore themed gardens and climb the five-story tower.