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Weekending in Northern Minnesota

Another Ely graduate brought the Miller and Hakala families up to Northern Minnesota for a weekend of celebration. Jon - we are all so very proud of you!

We love to take in the beauty of the Northland; with a handful of photographers in the group, it makes for an exciting trip. From Deer Ridge Resort to Kawishiwi Falls, Downtown Ely to Two Harbors, followed by the classic trip to Duluth, we had an incredible time. After a number of visits up here, I thought I would include my top do-not-miss destinations along our route.


  • Kawishiwi Falls Trail - Ely, MN

  • Two Harbors Lighthouse Museum - Two Harbors, MN

  • Duluth Lakewalk/Canal Park - Duluth, MN


  • Northern Grounds Coffee - Ely, MN

  • Duluth Grill - Duluth, MN

  • Tobie's - Hinkley, MN


  • Piragis Northwoods Company - Ely, MN

  • Lake Superior Art Glass - Duluth, MN

This fails to mention some phenomenal destinations but outlined the highlights of my most recent trip. For more beautiful spots around Minnesota, check out my gallery!