If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera

Lewis Hines

This book: Minnesota North Shore Scenic Drive Photo Tour is a product of Gary Leeper and Golden Lens Photography years of work along the north shore of Lake Superior.

This book came out of my love for the North Shore of Minnesota and Lake Superior.  I have crawled around the rocks, hiking trails and waterways of northern Minnesota for over 30 years and have put together my images of 61 locations that are worth visiting.  My main purpose in this book is to give you directions to these special locations along the 150-mile corridor of Highway 61 North Shore Scenic Drive from Duluth, Minnesota to the Canadian border.  In some cases, I included tips on what you can expect once you get there.

The North Shore of Minnesota and Lake Superior has so much to offer including 8 state parks, the Superior National Forest, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Lake Superior itself.  It can get very confusing on where to go, how to get there and what do I see once you do get there.

 This book will be a great reference for you in your travels up Highway 61 on the North Shore of Minnesota.  Some of the spots you may already be familiar with but hopefully you will find new locations to see and explore.

I hope you enjoy this Minnesota North Shore Scenic Drive Photo Tour.  Stop and see the sights and make your own memories.

Gary Leeper


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