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Old 07-31-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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Another good "back-roads" drive are the back roads around St. John's University-heck even the "front-roads, 94" is beautiful.
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Old 03-04-2023, 08:35 AM
 
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Explore the county roads going off to the North to get away from traffic (if any) along the North Shore on Hwy 61.



One of the better scenic drives that I know of (especially brilliant with maples in the fall) is a brief detour near Tofte to a road called "Heartbreak Ridge".


https://www.google.com/maps/dir/47.5...a=!4m2!4m1!3e0


https://northshorevisitor.com/itiner...colors-drives/
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Old 03-04-2023, 06:10 PM
 
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Taking The Grade from Finland to Grand Marais is well worth the drive if you’ve driven 61 enough to be annoyed. Has fun different inland scenery on a smooth gravel road you can easily get to whatever speed you feel comfortable at with all terrain tires. I feel terrible for anyone living close to it as they acquire nonstop gravel dust in through open windows unless they have fur trees making a natural fence. Bike riders on dried out roads are in for a good luck breathing upon meeting vehicles.
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