Top Adventures in Silver Bay

  • Explore Black Beach Park

    From the parking lot, you can head right to the beach and scramble onto the rock formation seen in the first picture. If you head left you can check out the beach and scramble onto some bluffs with good viewpoints of the shoreline. 

  • Kayak along the Shoreline of Tettegouche State Park

    Begin your kayaking tour at the Northshore Mining Access (http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/maps/kayaking/lswt_map2.pdf) in Silver Bay, right after you pass the Northshore Mining facility. From here, begin paddling north towards Palisade head. The padd...

  • Hike to the Bear Lake Overlook

    Leave from the carpark on Superior Hiking Trail. The trail climbs a little before descending into a valley and winding around the hills. In about 2.5 miles, you will reach a clearing with an overlook above Bean Lake. At around 3.6 miles you will s...

  • Explore Palisade Head

    Just an hour north of Duluth, Palisade Head is a go-to spot for artists, rock climbers and sight-seers in Northern Minnesota. The massive rock formation rises 932 feet above the North Shore of Lake Superior. The view from the top is both spectacul...

  • Hike to High Falls and Two Step Falls

    Located within Tettegouche State Park, High Falls of the Baptism river is the highest waterfall entirely in Minnesota (High Falls of the Pigeon River is higher, but half of it lies on the Ontario border). The High Falls are one of the major high...

    3 miles

  • Hike along the Baptism River to Cascade Falls

    Once you pull into the Visitor Center Parking Lot, drive down towards the Baptism River and park before crossing the river. The trailhead is just on the other side of the river.  The trail follows the river towards the falls with several small tra...

    1.5 miles

  • Hike to Shovel Point at Tettagouche State Park

    An easy hour along the North Shore Scenic Byway from Duluth, Tettagouche State Park is a rugged, 10,000 acre park on Lake Superior. Although the interior of the park offers miles of trails to waterfalls and mountain tops, the best way to see the c...

    2 miles

  • Hike to Tettegouche Lake Overlook

    Getting to the parking lot:From Highway 61, turn onto MN-1 and continue for just over 4 miles. Then turn left onto Lax Lake Road. The parking lot will be on your left after about 3 miles. You will see a sign with park maps/information.The Hike:Fro...

    1.7 miles

  • Explore Illgen Falls

    After you drive past Tettegouche State Park, continue until you reach Highway 1. Turn left and continue on the road for 1.6 miles until you see a small gravel pull-off on the lefthand side of the road. Follow the path that leads to the river (easy...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike to Fantasia Overlook

    Getting to the trailhead:From Hwy. 61, turn left onto Hwy. 1 (at milepost 59.3) and travel 0.8 miles to the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) parking lot on the left side of the road (very easy to miss!). The Hike:Once you get to the parking lot, cross ...

    3 miles 170 ft gain

  • Hike Split Rock Lighthouse State Park to Corundum Point

    On November 28, 1905, a violent storm hit Split Rock Point on the North Shore of Lake Superior. While large storms aren't unusual at Split Rock, this particular storm resulted in the destruction of twenty-nine ships on the lake in a single day, pr...

    5.8 miles 300 ft gain

  • Drive Superior National Forest's Fall Color Route

    Every Autumn, Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota designates some of it's best roads as official Fall Color Routes. These roads go deep into the forest, far from towns and cell phone reception to show off the best Minnesota has to offer...

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