This is just the beginning of the ride northeast up the North Shore Scenic Drive, better known as Highway 61. Yup, that’s the same Highway 61 Bob Dylan sang about in the Sixties. This route hugs the shoreline of the big lake for its entire 150 miles between Duluth and the Canadian border; it’s a scenic byway, and has even been accorded status as an All-American Roadway, the crème-de-la-crème of scenic roads. It's also a segment of the 1300-mile Lake Superior Circle Route (see the story here). On a bike, the trip is best taken in July, August, or early September, for obvious reasons. This far north and this close to a vast body of water, we’d recommend you keep your leathers close by.