Thursday, August 25, 2005

North Shore, Lake Superior

We are at the municipal campground on Burlington Bay, in Two Harbors, MN, along the north shore of Lake Superior (map).

Yesterday we diverted from US-53 onto MN-1, a relatively twisty and hilly road (well, for Minnesota, anyway) that loops through the Superior National Forest in the north-eastern corner of the state. That road deposited us on the lake shore at the Tettegouche State Park, which we thought would be a nice place to camp. Apparently, so did many other people, and the place was full by the time we arrived. The lake shore route is apparently a popular summer destination, for campgrounds to be full mid-week.

Our choices were to backtrack along 1 and camp in the forest, or head south-west along the lake shore on MN-61 for 30 miles or so to this place. While this is not really our sort of campground (it is very much like a commercial park, only run by the city), we got a great spot with an unobstructed view of the lake.

Today we will continue along the lake to Duluth and into Wisconsin.

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