Experience The North Shore

Hiking

The North Shore offers miles of breathtaking hiking trails both on the shoreline of Lake Superior and inland within Minnesota’s Northwoods.

Explore the wildly known Superior Hiking Trail –– otherwise known simply as the SHT. The SHT stretches all of 310 miles from Duluth to the Candian border. This rugged but maintained footpath is a rewarding experience because of its raw look into nature and it’s awe-inspiring overlooks high above Lake Superior.

Hike around 8 incredible North Shore State Parks all within reasonable driving distance to Breezy Point Cabins. You’ll likely be surrounded by roaring rivers and raging waterfalls –– hopefully, that’s not a problem for you.

Photo by John Keefover, @keefography

Biking

The north shore is a prime destination for biking. With rapidly expanding trail systems for both road biking and mountain biking, you’ll find miles of adventure here.

For road bikers – keep an eye on the Gitchi Gami Trail. It will eventually span the north shore from Two Harbors to Grand Marais. Each year brings a new section of the trail to explore.

If you prefer mountain biking, the nearby Duluth Traverse Trail is a grand experience running the length of Duluth. Closer to home you’ll find the Lake County Demonstration Forest has some great opportunities for mountain biking as well.

Canoeing/Kayaking

Cruising the “unsalted” sea on a calm day is one of the most peacful activities you can do while visiting the North Shore. There is just something about gliding just above the water’s surface and pearing out into a endless abyss. You can even see about 8 feet down through the crystal clear aqua blue water –– See Lake Superior from a whole new perspective!

Guided Kayak Tours: The Duluth Experience or Day Tripper of Duluth

Kayaking

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Treking around on snowshoes is easy –– if you can hike you can snowshoe. Be prepared to be dazzled. Observe the winter silence. Savor your presence in this blessed setting. The air is crisp and best of all there are absolutley no bugs! 

Don’t have your own snow shoes? No Problem, Breezy Point Cabin’s offers free snowshoe rentals to resort guests. 

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is a glorious way to spend a winter day and the North Shore has some of the finest trail systems in the Midwest. Glide through the woods taking in wildlife, passing through pine forests, skirting river edges, exploring the woods and breathing the clean fresh winter air. 

Recommended XC Ski Trails

  • Gooseberry Falls State Park – Map
  • Split Rock Lighthouse State Park – Map
  • Korrki Nordic Trails – Map
  • Lester-Amity Trails, Duluth – Map

*MN State Parks rent classic ski rentals for $10/day includes skis, boots, and poles.

Cross-Country Skiing

North Shore State Parks

Explore Minnesota’s most stunning state parks. North Shore parks are famous for their incredible waterfalls and rocky gorges within proximity of Lake Superior.

Feel the mist from the state’s largest waterfall at the Grand Portage State Park and discover one of the world wonders “Devil Kettle” at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. These parks are also known for their extensive trail systems Northwoods charm.

8 Must Visit MN State Parks

  • Gooseberry Falls
  • Split Rock Lighthouse
  • Tettegouche
  • George Crosby Manitou
  • Tempreance River
  • Cascade River
  • Judge C.R. Magney
  • Grand Portage

Waterfalls

Waterfalls are a staple of Minnesota’s North Shore and the largest concentration in the state. These beautiful waterfalls that line Lake Superior are distinct in many different ways. From cascading falls, twisting gorges, and the tallest waterfall (120-feet) in the state. Whether you’re visiting the area or a resident to the area, a waterfall hike is never disappointing. Just be sure to bring your camera or get that selfie stick ready for an Instagram worthy pic.

Gooseberry Falls

bonfires

Bonfires & S’mores

Free s’more making kits are available at all Odyssey Resorts, and Breezy Point Cabins is no different. With a private fire pit next to each cabin, you don’t have to go far to experience one of our favorite traditions.

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