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    Captivating Landscapes in Northeastern Minnesota

    Minnesota's northeastern tip, known as the North Shore Area, lies above Lake Superior's great waters. Its rich forests, rugged terrain, cascading waterfalls, and gorges mesmerize first-time visitors and residents all the same.

    Some waterfront homes are perched high above Lake Superior, while others are hidden so deep in the forest they are hardly visible to passers-by.

    Duluth and Nearby Cities

    Duluth is the area's largest city, located on the western tip of Lake Superior. It offers a wide variety of conveniences, including the Duluth International Airport and St. Luke's Hospital.

    Duluth's downtown Lakewalk is the perfect way to explore the city and the lake. The city is always busy with an event; some of its most popular include Taste of Duluth, City on the Hill Music Fest, City of Duluth 4th Fest, Oktoberfestival, and City of Lights.

    Along Highway 6, towns like Two Harbors, Silver Bay, and Grand Marais offer shopping, dining, and lodging establishments. There are also state parks, golf courses, resorts, and more that can be found along the road.

    Plenty of Waters to Explore

    People of all kinds come to experience the peaceful aura of the North Shore Area; some come for a stress-free weekend while others make it their new way of life.

    Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, covering 20,288,000 acres. On its wave-crashing shores, you will feel that you are overlooking an ocean rather than a lake.

    Black Beach is one of the lake's greatest wonders. The picturesque location features black sands, rocky hillsides, coves, and crystal-clear waters.

    Caribou Lake is known to have some of the state's cleanest waters. The White Sky Trailhead and Caribou Trailhead land at its western shore.

    Other lakes in the area include Devil Track Lake, Loon Lake, Birch Lake, McFarland Lake, and Greenwood Lake.

    Majestic Forests

    Closest to Duluth, Gooseberry Falls State Park sees the most visitors. It features a waterfall, overlooks, and intermediate hiking trails.

    Grand Portage State Park is home to Minnesota's tallest waterfall, Pigeon River High Falls. Other parks include Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Tettegouche State Park, and Cascade River State Park.

    The Superior Hiking Trail runs over 300 miles from Duluth to the border of Canada. The North Shore Scenic Drive winds 154 miles along Lake Superior.

    Minnesota's Greatest Escape

    In the North Shore Area, you can find real estate in a variety of settings. Whether you are looking for a hidden escape or a hilltop estate, you will find a place.