Fall colors on Lake Superior's North Shore: Silver Bay and Beaver Bay area - Perfect Duluth Day

Fall colors on Lake Superior’s North Shore: Silver Bay and Beaver Bay area


Someone left this for me to find on the footbridge across Penn Creek. Kudos to the artist.


Shot from an overlook between Bean Lake and Bear Lake. The shore of Bean Lake is at the center of the photo.


The colors on the hillside of Bean Lake scream out against the calm waters and grey sky.


Clouds over Lake Superior, shot from overlook near Silver Bay.


Local bands, feel free to use this on the cover of any live album you might be working on.


Beaver River.


Whenever I drive by the Beaver Bay Motel, I like to get really angry and tell everyone else in the car that it amazes me in this day and age that people of all races can’t watch the same cable TV.


Andrew Slade

about 15 years ago

Great photos...you catch the most ironic stuff. I'd have hiked the same trail and only rhapsodized about botany. This hike is a great one-day adventure from Duluth...an hour drive up there, a good 3-4 hours of hiking, then dink around on the way back for pie, coffee, brews.


about 15 years ago

I'm sorry, but the colors were TERRIBLE this year.  Very disappointed.

Beryl Singleton Bissell

about 15 years ago

Love the creative hiker who passed that way before you, and laughed with joy over your final photo and remark.


about 15 years ago

I agree with kokesie.  They've been very dim up the shore.


about 15 years ago

i love that section of the soup. nice photos...


about 15 years ago

Colors are great if you get off the shore 5 miles inland.  Good spot is up Temperance River road and then turn left on 600 Road. Colorful trees wrap over the road for a few miles as you head west towards Finland.


about 15 years ago

We went up the gondola at Lutsen (with dogs!) and colors were fantastic.


about 15 years ago

Thanks Paul...it's almost as nice as being there. ...but not quite.

Paul Lundgren

about 15 years ago

Yeah, I'm guessing the fall colors aren't so special in Iraq, ay? Maybe the sand gets a little brighter.


about 15 years ago

Should send him a few leaves. We've sent coffee to guys in Iraq. Not hard to do.


about 14 years ago

Nice comment! I hang out at the Beaver Bay Motel, which really isn't a motel like every other weekend.


about 14 years ago

Took the Jefferson bus down to the Cities yesterday, *gorgeous* foliage before we hit Hinckley. I love fall, and hope to be able to drive Hwy 23 soon, to do some leaf peeping.

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