10 Idyllic Picnic Areas Along the North Shore

By Odyssey Resorts
As we start to see signs of fall, relax and feel the breeze at these charming family-friendly picnic destinations on your way to and from Odyssey Resorts!

You’ve already found great lodging… next step, finding the perfect spot for a picnic during your stay! When you’re at Odyssey Resorts, we want you to feel all the comforts of home along with the excitement of discovering something new for the first time. What better way to do that than with a picnic? As the activities of summer begins to quiet down and the heat slowly fades away, take advantage of the perfect weather by exploring these ten picnic locations along the North Shore, near Odyssey Resorts!

  1. Cut Face Creek & Rest Area, Grand Marais
    Located far along the North Shore near Easy Bay Suites, Odyssey’s most northern resort, this rest stop is a quiet, secluded spot with picnic tables and access to Lake Superior.
  1. Lake Park, Grand Marais
    Also known as Sweetheart’s Bluff, this stunning outdoor recreation area is open for exploring and just behind Grand Marais campground. With a peaceful atmosphere surrounded by nature, it’s the perfect place to get away from the crowds and enjoy a lunch date while listening to the waves.
  1. Oberg Mountain, Tofte
    This scenic overlook is a great fit for those looking for a mild to moderate walk among beautiful scenery. The short two-mile round-trip hike has an amazing overlook where you can stop for lunch, with a stunning 360 view from above.
  1. Temperance River, Tofte
    This famous Minnesota river is quick and easy to access near the lake, with plenty of hiking trails upriver where you can explore waterside while you walk off lunch.
  1. Ray Berglund Wayside and Recreation Site, Tofte
    Right off voyageur highway, this picnic spot is a convenient place to take a break among beautiful scenery, including a cascade. Stop for a quick lunch on your way to or from Odyssey Resorts. Don’t miss it!
  1. Iona’s Beach, Two Harbors
    Enjoy lunch on the iconic singing beach that stretches for miles, with a beautiful red-stone shoreline.
  1. Castle Danger Brewery, Two Harbors
    Sample one of Minnesota’s favorite beers at Castle Danger Brewery, where it’s brewed right on Lake Superior. Bring your own lunch and enjoy a craft beverage on the patio or in the taproom.
  1. Brighton Beach Park, Duluth
    This park is also known as Kitchi Gammi, with sweeping views of the lake that seem to stretch on forever. With access to picnic tables, ready-to-use grills and a beautiful beach, extend your picnic and dip your toes in the water or make it a beach day!
  1. Enger Park, Duluth
    Need a change of perspective? Visit Duluth’s Enger Park for a view of the city and shore from above! The park is rich with history and charm, featuring a stone tower built in 1939.
  1. Chester Park Loop, Duluth
    If you’re looking for somewhere for the kids to run around and play, don’t skip Chester Park. With a playground, sports field and hiking trails, there are great options for the whole family to kick back and make memories.

With so many great picnic options to choose from, don’t wait to reserve your stay! This weather won’t stick around for long, so plan your fall North Shore getaway today.

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