I got the chance to travel up the North Shore with a group of students this week. I had never been north of Duluth and now I am convinced I will retire there. It was still cold, but with views like this it didn’t seem to matter. We stayed at the AmericInn in Silver Bay, an excellent deal when you factor in the nice breakfast we got in the morning and how close we were to the lake. I also had a refrigerator in my room which I always like so I can shop at the grocery store while on vacation and not rely on restaurants and gas stations for food. There was a nice little area to explore just behind the hotel, a view of Lake Superior and we were within 10 minutes of Split Rock Lighthouse. It was amazing. We go back up in June but I don’t know if I will be able to wait that long. Here are some of the pictures I took while there:
If you’ve never been to this area and are within 1-day driving distance, I strongly suggest making a trip up (or across). Especially if you are into photography, kayaking, hiking, camping or back riding. The area is truly a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.