Best Road Trips in Minnesota

See the North Star State Along These Famed Tours

Hit the road and see the Land of 10,000 Lakes this summer, have a snowy adventure in the Gopher State this winter, and just plain enjoy yourself any time in between.

Why not start with the North Shore Drive? Minnesota’s Highway 61 heading north from Duluth, Minnesota to the Canadian border takes you along the beautiful shores of Lake Superior.

This historic and scenic drive offers up rugged topography with rock cliffs, expansive lake views with cobblestone beaches, state parks and forests, road tunnels, quaint restaurants and shops, museums, national monuments, recreation trails, and more. And bring your passport, just in case you decide to head into Canada before you come back!

Now enjoy tracing the Mississippi River to its source along the Great River Road. Along its 2,500+-mile route countless stories have been told, cities have risen, wars have been fought, goods have been shipped, and even sports have been invented (water skiing, for example). See for yourself throughout in stops like St. Cloud, Bemidji, and the Twin Cities.