About Me – NorthShoreExplorerMN

Hi, I’m Melissa! I’m your local tour guide taking you to discover things to do on the North Shore, MN. That’s Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior, from Duluth to the Canadian Border in case you didn’t know. Maybe you’ve picked up my free guidebook North Shore Explorer?

North Shore Explorer guide

Explore the North Shore MN!

This rugged and naturally beautiful destination offers the incredible beauty of Lake Superior, tumbling waterfalls, amazing hiking and biking trails, the best Minnesota State Parks, historic sites, attractions, shopping, local culture, and so much more!

Venture along the beaches and rugged cliffs of Lake Superior, to the inland lakes and deep forests of the Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. You’ll find yourself smiling and breathing easier as you bring yourself into the outdoors and scenic beauty of North Shore, MN.

North Shore Explorer at Cascade Valls, Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota

Come with me to Cascade Falls on the Baptism River!

Come with me to discover things to do on the North Shore, MN! Whether you have been here numerous times and are looking for your next adventure, planning your trip and deciding what to do, or simply love the North Shore and hope to get here one day, I’ll help you discover new places and decide what to do.

I have lived on the North Shore for 18 years, and I am so grateful to be here in this beautiful and peaceful place. I have had the opportunity to explore many areas, and I want to show you all of the amazing things to do on the North Shore!

Follow me @NorthShoreExplorerMN on FB + IG

snowshoeing the Kadunce River

That’s me! Climbing a waterfall wall on the Kadunce River

This blog and my Instagram and Facebook pages bring you useful information about things to do on the North Shore, MN. Complete with insider tips, beautiful pictures, and good vibes from the North Shore of Lake Superior!

North Shore Explorer guide

In addition to that, I publish the North Shore Explorer guide. It’s the official guide to the North Shore Scenic Drive and has been published annually for over 25 years. I had the wonderful opportunity to take it over in 2019!

Melissa, the publisher of the North Shore Explorer guide

The 56-page mile-by-mile guide of the North Shore, MN is very popular. I distribute 100,000 guides per year, and people love to pick them up for free on the North Shore and at all of the Explore Minnesota Welcome Centers. Request a guide here if you would like one sent to your address.

So, welcome to the North Shore! Follow me to explore all the things to do on Minnesota’s North Shore of Lake Superior!