Enjoy Lutsen Minnesota vacations. Lutsen is one of Minnesota's smallest towns yet one of the most popular places on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Lutsen is one of the most popular destinations for Minnesota vacations. Just one mile from Lutsen is the state's largest downhill ski area, Lutsen Mountains.
Year round attractions include twenty miles of mountain bike trails, an alpine slide, a gondola ride up the mountain, canoeing, kayaking and rock climbing.
Lutsen lodgings include ski resorts that are open year round and other charming hotels and vacation rentals.
Lutsen Minnesota vacations hotels and resorts are located close to Lake Superior; most overlook the lake. You can walk the rocky Lake Superior beach, watch beautiful sunsets and enjoy a bonfire on the beach. Most Lutsen resorts are open in winter for skiiers, snowshoers and cross-country skiiers.
You can read reviews of many other lodging options for Lutsen hotels, resorts & lodges.
When you visit Lutsen be sure to take the gondola ride up Moose Mountain. The views of Lake Superior are spectacular...and even more so if you go in autumn. You will arrive at the summit of one of Minnesota's highest points. Take a short hike to the observation point for more great views; get a snack at the chalet or enjoy the picnic lunch you brought, then enjoy the ride back down.
When the kids were young, we always...kids and grownups...did the Alpine Slide.
Lutsen is one of the most popular winter vacation destinations in Minnesota. The biggest attraction is one of our best Minnesota Ski Resorts: Lutsen Mountains.
Make a list and plan to visit at least some of these Top 10 North Shore Attractions.
Reviews from others who have vacationed in Lutsen will give you more ideas about things to do in Lutsen.
Read why we have listed Lutsen as one of the Top 10 North Shore attractions.
You can visit any or all of these Minnesota state parks on your way to Lutsen or between Lutsen and the Canadian border.
Tettegouche State Park - How to Get to Tettegouche State Park: Drive 4.5 miles north of Silver Bay on Highway 61 to the park entrance.
George H. Crosby Manitou State Park - How to Get to George H. Crosby-Manitou State Park: Drive 7 miles north from the village of Finland on Lake County Road 7.
Temperence River State Park - How to Get to Temperance River State Park: Drive 1 mile north of Schroeder on Highway 61 to the park entrance.
Cascade River State Park - How to Get to Cascade River State Park: Drive 10 miles southwest of Grand Marais, just off State Highway 61.
Judge C R Magney State Park - How to Get to Judge C.R. Magney State Park: Drive 14 miles northeast from Grand Marais on State Highway 61.
Grand Portage State Park - How to Get to Grand Portage State Park: The park is located 5 miles north of Grand Portage on Highway 61. The entrance to the park is on the west side of the highway, just before the U.S. Customs Station on the U.S./Canada border.