With eight state parks, mountainous backdrops, a vast inland coast, and world-class racing events, the North Shore Scenic Drive All-American Road of northeastern Minnesota is like no other snowmobiling destination. Each year fresh blankets of shimmering snow cover the countryside and welcome snowmobile enthusiasts from all over the country to explore the rugged Lake Superior shoreline.
The North Shore State Trail System is the crown jewel of northeastern Minnesota that runs from Duluth to Grand Marais. Take your sled on this 153-mile system of all-season trails for a ride along the ridgelines, hillsides, and woodlands of Minnesota’s Sawtooth Mountains. View staggering cliffs along the forested, rocky shoreline of the world’s largest freshwater lake or listen to ice sheets crack and grind their way along the waves crashing on the glacial shoreline. Sounding like something between a train and a crumbling building, this natural wonder is locally known as the “Lake Superior Ice Train.” At the end of the day, stop your rig along the edge of a dense forest as the sun sets, and you might hear the call of a lone wolf.
Trailheads to the North Shore State Trail System start in the tow