Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

U.S. Bicycle Route 41

North Star Route

Plan a visit

Getting there

Things to do and see

Travel and tourism

Communities along the route

Visitor information from some of the largest communities along the route (in northbound order):

Weather

It gets cold and snowy during a Minnesota winter, and weather can be warm and sometimes humid in summer (yes, with a few mosquitoes). Along the North Shore of Lake Superior, the weather is changeable. It can be sunny and warm one day, misty and cool the next. For best comfort, dress in layers and check the weather forecast. As a guide, here is average temperature and precipitation data for the route’s start in St. Paul, in Duluth, and Two Harbors:

Emergency phone numbers

The standard emergency number in all areas is 911. Cell phone coverage is generally available. As with many trips, it's a good idea to let someone know of your plans and route ahead of time.