Take This 148-Mile Drive To Take In Magical Winter Views In Minnesota After A Good Snowfall

If you’ve spent time in Minnesota, you’ve likely visited the North Shore a time or two. Most Minnesotans have, though most visits tend to be during the warmer months. After all, these are the best times to hike to the rushing waterfalls and tree-filled forests of northern Minnesota. But we’re here to tell you that you shouldn’t discount this area during the winter. After a good snowfall, peaceful quiet takes over the North Shore, transforming it into a magical winter paradise. You can see many of the best sights without leaving your car. All you have to do is follow the 145-mile section of Highway 61 between Duluth and Grand Portage. Sound good? Read on below to learn more about some of the places you’ll see.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

All in all, a winter drive along Minnesota Highway 61 is a wonderful way to spend a day exploring the North Shore in peace and beauty. We highly recommend a snow-covered drive there this winter!

Have you ever driven Highway 61 in the winter? What other scenic drives do you love when snow is on the ground? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to nominate your favorite places using our nomination form.

Address: Duluth, MN, USA
Address: Grand Portage, MN 55605, USA
Address: Wayswaugoing Bay Overlook, Grand Portage, MN 55605, USA
Address: Flood Bay State Wayside, 144 MN-61, Two Harbors, MN 55616, USA