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North Shore camping (hybrid)
North Shore Camping
Time to go North Shore Camping with just JeNell and me. Seems like most everything this summer has been with grandkids and other family members. Because it is our third day here already, we are just relaxing. As a result, we will take some pictures and have some experiences and will have more of them before we leave on Saturday. By the way, hybrid camping means that we stay in a hotel and spend our afternoons and part of the evenings at our campsite.
Here is a link to Little Two Harbors information.
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Here is a link to further information on Palisade Head
Here is a link to more information on Shovel Point.
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Father Baraga’s Cross
Link to more information on the Temperance River.
Grand Marais MN
A play on the Scandinavian heritage of the area is Sven and Ole’s Pizza. Even more, Sydney’s Frozen Custard not only makes great frozen desserts but also great pizza to compete with Sven and Ole’s. Above all, there is Beth’s Fudge and Gifts. (The greatest fudge in the world!)
Lake Superior horizon
Following the events above, our North Shore Camping comes to an end as we head back home.
Further commentary on the North Shore
While visiting the North Shore, ask locals if The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is a true story. Yes, the ore boat went down in a storm on Lake Superior in November 1975. Consequently, the song, released in 1976, remains a classic. After this many years, the song takes on the feeling of a legend or maybe a made up event to make a hit song.
While driving through Duluth, remembered the tour of the Glensheen Mansion right on Lake Superior. Chester Congdon, a well-known a lumber baron, built the mansion during the heyday of lumbering in northeastern Minnesota. For that reason, the home became well-known and eventually, a tourist attraction after the last of the family members no longer lived there. Ending the Congdon family ownership of the house, Elisabeth Congdon and her nurse were murdered in the home on June 27, 1977. Elisabeth was the last surviving daughter of Chester Congdon who had the mansion built. Roger Caldwell, the second husband of Marjorie Congdon (adopted daughter of Elisabeth), was convicted of the murder. Here is a link to more of the story of the murder and the mansion itself.
Operated by the University of Minnesota Duluth as a historic site, the mansion is now a highly visited attraction.
The Driveby Tourist
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While I visited the north shore this last summer, I stopped at Gooseberry Falls State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Grand Portage State Park, Palisade Head, Rocky Taconite, Silver Creek Cliff Wayside Park, Black Beach, Betty’s Pies, and Two Harbors Breakwall.
I’m sure you enjoyed it! We spent quite a bit of time up there over the last 30 years. From 1993 until 2018, we camped at Split Rock nearly every summer. we treated it like out “lake place!” Thanks for reading my information!
I spent two nights in Duluth and two nights in Grand Portage this last June. While I saw quite a lot, I still didn’t see everything. I feel like I’d need to go up there again to be able to see more places.
we spent 4 nights in Duluth in August. One of those days, I drove all the way to Canada and took pictures of places I hadn’t been in the past.
Again, thanks for reading!
Have tried to leave comments before, without success for some reason….Your photos bring back many memories of our camping trips to the North Shore, including our trip with you two at the lighthouse. It’s one of our favorite places. Our favorite indulgence in Grand Marais is the Doughnut Shop – best doughnuts in the world, and dinner at the Angry Trout – fresh caught fish and sunsets not to be missed!
Thanks Bev, I’m having a good time doing the blog. Now is the challenge on what to write about. No more trips until end of Sept. Hope you and Dave are well.