Located 90 miles north of Duluth, and 240 miles north of the Twin Cities, America’s North Coast is perfectly located on the rugged North Shore of Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake. The picturesque communities of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder together form the foundation of America’s North Coast, an area featuring stunning natural beauty and diverse entertainment offerings.
Soaring mountains. Plunging valleys. Eclectic local economies. World-class restaurants. As a visitor to America’s North Coast, you’ll discover one of the best vacation spots in the country—and quite possibly rediscover some of the best parts of you. It’s time to wake up. A great map of the Lutsen-Tofte area can be found here. To explore all the area has to offer visit lutsentofte.com.
Directions (from south)
Take I-35 North to Duluth, MN. In the Duluth freeway system, take the last possible exit labeled "Hwy 61-North Shore Drive".
Stay on Hwy 61 North for 90 miles. Just after the 90 mile-marker, you will see a large, lighted sign for "Lutsen Mountains". Turn Left on Ski Hill Road (County Rd 5). Lutsen Mountains is located 1.5 miles off Hwy 61 on Ski Hill Road.
Directions (from north)
Take Hwy 61 South through Grand Portage and Grand Marais. Approximately 18 miles south of Grand Marais, you will see a large, lighted sign for "Lutsen Mountains". Turn Right on Ski Hill Road (County Rd 5). Lutsen Mountains is located 1.5 miles off Hwy 61 on Ski Hill Road.
Duluth International is the closest airport. Car rentals are available. Follow directions from Duluth, it's about a 2 hour drive. Ship your bike to a local bike shop and pick it up in time for the race.
Rates and Reservations
The lodging choices on America’s North Coast are as varied as the visitors who enjoy them. From rugged to resort, camping to pampered, options are nearly endless. We invite you to explore our offerings and find the one that best balances your heart’s sense of adventure with your body’s craving for relaxation.
Dining and Activities
Look around. There’s not a chain restaurant in sight. Instead, America’s North Coast serves up delicious local meals, with a healthy serving of memories at no extra charge. From fresh local seafood to thick steaks to vegetarian, from casual, yet refined, to just-outta-the-woods, you’ll be counting the hours until it’s time for your next meal.