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.

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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.

If you are planning a scenic drive in Minnesota, make sure to check out our ultimate road trip packing list before you leave. And for another Minnesota scenic drive that we recommend, check out the following Only In Your State video.

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Minnesota Scenic Drives

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:

 

Don’t forget to check out our ultimate road trip packing list so you are prepared for anything you might encounter on a scenic drive in Minnesota.

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: