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Winter Activities & Events
Minnesota North Shore: Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoe Hiking, Snow Reports, Winter Festivals and more

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See our Weather & Snow Report page for the latest weather and snow depth reports for ski, snowmobile trail, and winter sports conditions for the North Shore and all around Lake Superior.

For outdoor recreation, snowshoeing hiking trails is our favorite wintertime activity along the North Shore. Many others enjoy downhill skiing at Lutsen or Spirit Mountain, cross country skiing in the state parks and national forest trails, snowmobiling along the many excellent trails the entire length of the north shore, ice fishing, and other winter festival activities.

Below are a few of the Minnesota North Shore winter recreation and events, plus a snow conditions report links, we know are taking place from Duluth, MN to Grand Marais. Some of the dates for winter 2017-18 events have yet to be posted. When they are we'll update our calendar.


2018 -19 Winter & Holiday Events - Minnesota North Shore

Snow Reports

- Lake Superior Snow & Weather Reports

Snow Reports Weather Decoded - 2017-18 Winter Weather Forecast

Minnesota North Shore Snowboard & Ski Areas near Lake Superior

Winter is a great time to enjoy the North Shore; you can see views and sights not easily seen during the other seasons. Here's some North Shore winter recreation photos and scenes from an earlier winter, where we enjoyed a wintertime visit to some of our favorite hiking trails on snowshoes and sampling some of our favorite restaurants. We returned in a later year . . . to catch the John Beargrease Race in January.

SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2017

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

bentleyville tour of lights
Duluth's amazing Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village opens Nov 17, 2018

gooseberry falls park Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin
Winter - Sault Ste Marie

santa visit
Duluth Holiday Events and Fun.

santa visit
Santa Visit & Duluth
Christmas Train

X-Country Skiing the North Shore

Skiing the North Shore
By Andrew Slade, a Duluth resident who has hiked, skied and camped extensively along the Minnesota North Shore of Lake Superior. His guide book offers detailed profiles of 35 x-country ski trail systems along the North Shore.

Canal Park Brewery Beer Garden Enjoying lake breezes and views at the Canal Park Brewery Beer Garden - Canal Park.

See the amazing Bayfield Ice Caves and
Lake Superior Ice CavesBayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves

books and guides on hiking and camping
Hiking and Camping Guides & Books

bay furnace campground
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.

Reviews Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews & Ratings of Minnesota North Shore golf courses.

About the Superior Hiking Trail



lake superior circle tour map
Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior.

Lake Superior Agate?
Identifying Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.

Regional Weather from the Weather Channel
Snow & Weather Reports

John Beargrease Race
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
Duluth to Grand Portage
Minnesota North Shore

Duluth Enger Park Tower
Duluth's Enger Park and Enger Park Tower.

Grand Marias Harbor and Trading Post Grand Marais Minnesota and its beautiful harbor voted as the favorite village around Lake Superior by circle tour travelers.

Understanding and Finding Agates
Our Reviews of the best guides to Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.

Minnesota North Shore CampgroundsSuperior Trails Guide to MN North Shore State Park Camping and Campgrounds.

Best Minnesota
North Shore
Agate Beaches.

burlington bay beach

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Hotel, Motel Lodging
Duluth, Mn, Two Harbors, Grand Marais, Minnesota
North Shore

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Canoe Trails:
Wabakimi Canoe Trips
Canoe Trip Stories

Weather Reports
Regional Weather from the Weather Channel