Up to the North Shore

I just returned from a trip with my family to the north shore of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. The weather was pleasant – highs were in the mid 70s and raindrops were few and far between. It was a nice escape from the warm 90 degree weather we have had here in the Twin Cities.

We spent time in Duluth, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Thunder Bay, Canada, and at parks and scenic attractions in nearby areas. We enjoyed walking by Lake Superior, seeing the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, checking out small town shops and a small town church, and much more. Take a look at the photos I took, which depict some of the interesting things we saw. Feel free to click on individual images for a larger view.

While we were in Grand Marais, we saw a prop plane (pictured above) take off and land several times. The pilot gives scenic tours in his 1960s four-seater plane (three passengers plus the pilot). He said that he charges $50 per passenger for fifteen minutes of flight, with discounts for additional passengers and amounts of time. It was fun to watch him use the harbor as his tarmac, and I thought web visitors might be interested in this sight. See video of a take-off below.

We had a great time on the north shore!

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