Superior National Forest Scenic Byway

A scenic highway through the heart of the Superior National Forest between Eveleth on the historic Iron Range and Silver Bay on the North Shore of Lake Superior.

As serene as it is scenic, the 80-mile Superior National Forest Scenic Byway is the shortest and most memorable route between the Iron Range and Lake Superior. It links communities with much more in common than a stretch of highway. Ore mined from the Mesabi Range is converted to pellets and loaded onto 1000-foot ore boats at the docks in Silver Bay. The history of the entire area is rich with the shared traditions of mining, timber and tourism, as well as the cultural heritage of immigrants who settled here. This spectacular drive is filled with amazing adventures and hidden treasures waiting to be discovered and explored. It features breathtaking panoramic views, historic attractions, camping, fishing piers, and beaches. Plus, it offers solitude with picnic areas, recreational water access, hiking and skiing trails, and endless opportunities to spot wildlife and birds of the forest.

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