This Scenic Drive Runs Straight Through Minnesota's Grand Portage National Monument, And It's A Breathtaking Journey
By Trent Jonas|Updated on August 31, 2023(Originally published March 16, 2023)
Trent Jonas came to Minnesota to attend college - and never left. He's a Twin Cities-based writer with a BA in English and a MFA in creative writing, a Minnesota Master Naturalist, and the proud father of two adult children. With more than a decade of freelance writing experience under his belt, Trent is often out exploring his favorite topics: Minnesota's woods, lakes, and trails. Rhubarb pie is his weakness, so discovering new diners is also a passion.
One stretch of Minnesota Highway 61 hugs the Lake Superior shoreline, traverses some of the state’s wildest and most rugged country, nicks two state parks, and cuts right through one of the most beautiful Minnesota national park units. What more could you ask for in about 40 miles? Keep reading to learn all about one of the best Minnesota scenic drives.
Isn’t it amazing how much incredible natural beauty can be packed into such a short distance? What’s truly incredible is just how much more there is to see over this 40-mile stretch of road!
Have you made the drive from Grand Marais to the Canadian border? Have you visited Grand Portage National Monument or any of these other sites? What are your favorite Minnesota scenic drives? Let us know in the comments.
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What are some other scenic drives in Minnesota I should take?
One of my favorite ways to explore is on a scenic drive. In just a short time, you can see the natural beauty of Minnesota, many remarkable attractions, and visit someplace new. While there are dozens of scenic drives in Minnesota you could take, some that should be at the top of your bucket list include:
What are some natural wonders I should visit in Minnesota?
Along the scenic drive mentioned above, you will travel to several natural wonders. Here in Minnesota, this is just the beginning of places to visit with incredible beauty. In fact, we could list dozens of natural wonders that deserve your time and attention. Here are just a few of the natural wonders we recommend you visit: