Superior Sounds: Great summer concerts along the shores of the greatest Great Lake

Summer in the Upper Midwest—so much to do, so little time! Like any other Minnesotan, I enjoy hopping a plane to somewhere warmer for a week or so in the winter, but summer is the perfect time to enjoy local offerings out on the open road. Some vacation for leisure; others for adventure. I always … [ Read more]

Waterfall season is a thing, and it has arrived

North Shore waterfall season is officially here, according to Cook County’s website. Cook County has the North Shore’s most dramatic waterfalls, including Devil’s Kettle Falls in Judge C.R. Magney State Park, the ephemeral “phantom falls” that pour from the cliffs lining Highway 61, and the High Falls of the Pigeon River in Grand Portage State Park. … [ Read more]

No snow in Duluth forces Beargrease to start in Two Harbors

A lack of snow in Duluth means the 32nd John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start outside Two Harbors for the second year in a row, reports the Star Tribune. The race up the North Shore of Lake Superior and back will begin Sunday, January 31, from a gravel pit near Highway 2, just north of … [ Read more]

Day-trekking the Superior Hiking Trail

What pairs well with a pint of North Shore-style Pale Ale? How about panoramic views of Lake Superior, a stroll past the Cascade River Waterfalls, or endless exploration of an abundance of inland woodlands, lakes, and rivers along the Superior Hiking Trail. Uniquely Minnesota has put together a list of five great hikes to help you make the best of … [ Read more]

Now Open (or Damn Close): Voyageur Brewing

The Minnesota Northwoods is a place where travelers can satisfy their need for adventure by immersing themselves in wilderness. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Lake Superior National Forest allow backcountry adventurers the opportunity to peer back into the history of French voyageurs, who navigated similar labyrinths of rivers and lakes in the late … [ Read more]

All Aboard the “Beer Train”

Visit Castle Danger on the North Shore Scenic Railroad Back in the early 1900s the Northern Pacific Railroad would deliver barley, hops, and grains to the A. Fitger Brewery in Duluth, MN. Now, that railroad is used to bring nature and beer lovers together on a trip up the North Shore. Rides on the North … [ Read more]

North Shore Craft Beer Roundtable—a look into Northern MN’s beer scene

By Grace Sell The North Shore beer scene in Minnesota is a rapidly growing community that prompted Mayor Don Ness to proclaim Duluth the “Craft Beer Capital of Minnesota.” On March 23rd, The Duluth Experience will host the first of four live panel discussions, which will explore the rise of the North Shore craft beer scene. The discussions … [ Read more]

Now Open: Gun Flint Tavern

UPDATE: One year after being featured in Now Open (Or Damn Close), the Gun Flint Tavern has cleared all the hurdles to opening their own brewpub. Friday, December 5, the Gun Flint Tavern will be celebrating with the official Grand Opening party at the pub. Stop in for a congratulatory pint and welcome the newest … [ Read more]