Posts Categorized: North Shore

Best North Shore adventures along Minnesota’s Lake Superior

Top 10 Things to do in Lutsen and Tofte, Minn. Photos & feature by Lisa Meyers McClintick Looking for one of Minnesota’s most scenic spots and best destinations for adventures? Point the car north and buzz up the North Shore along Lake Superior for a guaranteed great getaway. One of our favorite places to stay… Read more »

“Narnia” wonderland on Minnesota sleigh ride

Mark Patten with Duke and Captain at Okontoe’s sleigh rides. Photos by Lisa Meyers McClintick. Take a winter ride through lantern-lit forest By Lisa Meyers McClintick Remember the magic of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” movie as Lucy steps into the hushed winter wonderland of Narnia? We’ve found it here in Minnesota, where… Read more »

Minnesota’s North Shore: A winter wonderland

Photos by Lisa Meyers McClintick Lake Superior’s daily ice show  Winter visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore come for endless cross-country skiing, the state’s most challenging and extensive downhill runs at Lutsen Mountains, snowshoeing at state parks, snowmobiling through Superior National Forest, and the many laid-back evening concerts. It’s all fun and easily fills a long… Read more »

Christmas chocolate cravings

Canelake’s delightfully old-fashioned Iron Range candy shop. Upper Midwest’s best candy shops It’s a pregnant woman’s fantasy: chocolate-covered dill pickles and even chocolate-covered green olives. How can you not give in to curiosity and give them a try? My mom and I found these savory, strange sweets at Carole Widman’s Candy Company in Fargo, North… Read more »

Find the best views of Minnesota’s fall colors

The maple leaves are starting to flame into shades of red and gold, making it a great time to plan fall drives. Whether you seek a daytrip or a weekend, here are some of my favorite fall destinations in Minnesota. Don’t forget to check the Department of Natural Resources fall color report for the best… Read more »

Travel to Minnesota’s dogsledding destinations

Riding behind a dogsled team with brisk winter air rushing into your face should be on every Minnesotan’s bucket list. You don’t even have to spend much. For $10 a person, you can get a 10- or 15-minute dogsled ride around Gull Lake or across a golf course most snowy Saturdays at Cragun’s Resort in… Read more »