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Where to cut your own Christmas tree
by Andrew Slade

Where to cut your own Christmas tree

Do you love a real, living tree for Christmas? Here is a North Shore guide for finding and cutting your own. From the wild to the tame, you'll find the right tree with these directions. … read more


The Duluth Traverse / Hawk Ridge Trail
by Andrew Slade

The Duluth Traverse / Hawk Ridge Trail

A new trail has opened along Duluth’s scenic eastern ridgeline. Coursing along the rim of the hills above the Lester Park neighborhood, it's part of the COGGS multi-use Duluth Traverse trail … read more


The amazing Mount Josephine trail
by Andrew Slade

The amazing Mount Josephine trail

I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite trails in order to update trail information in my guidebook. Here’s a sneak preview of one of the most dramatic trail views on the North Shore. … read more


The SHT Gooseberry to Split Rock detour route
by Andrew Slade

The SHT Gooseberry to Split Rock detour route

There has been a change on the Superior Hiking Trail from Gooseberry State Park to the Split Rock River Wayside. Now, you’ll now walk along the Gitchi Gami State Bike Trail to cover the distance … read more


New Trail Center at Bear Head State Park
by Andrew Slade

New Trail Center at Bear Head State Park

Nestled in a forest near the beach on scenic and wild Bear Head Lake, the new building is bright and welcoming. Running water, an indoor fireplace and comfort are available before and after your adventures. … read more


Get your summer festival on
by Andrew Slade

Get your summer festival on

Freshly popped kettle corn, a new handmade piece of art, a cold lemonade—it's time for summer festivals. Find a complete list of 2014 Best North Shore festivals here … read more