Best Places to Elope on the North Shore - Minnesota
Updated: Jun 5, 2022
It's such a treasure getting to share epic locations with couples who are looking to Elope on the North Shore of Lake Superior. I have gotten to photograph a number of private and intimate Elopements in these stunning places. If you're looking for a 6 mile hike into the secluded back country or you want to jump out of your car to a stunning spot, there's a wide variety of places for you here on the North Shore!
I get to call the shores of Lake Superior home year-around and love getting to explore and photograph your elopement in these stunning places. There are countless outstanding locations to elope on the North Shore. If you feel like there isn't the perfect elopement location for you here in this blog, I know of even more spots that are not on listed here. Reach out, I'd love to share even more with you!
Black Sand Beach-
In Silver Bay, MN sits a black sand beach that leads to an island. This beach is unique as it's small black beach sand is unlike anything on the north shore. It's a short hike from the parking lot and easy to access.
Jay Cooke State Park-
On the St. Louis River this stunning park is filled with Rocky waterfalls and rushing rivers. Located near Duluth in Carlton, MN this park is massive with loads of trail systems you can hike and Cross Country ski depending on the time of the year.
Park Point Beach-
7 miles of sandy beach shoreline right on Lake Superior. Located in Duluth, MN the park has a mix of sandy beach, tall grassy dune areas, and forests. At most times of the year if you hike down the beach you are able to have a nearly private beach experience.
A breathtaking 300 foot cliff drop off overlooking Lake Superior. If you are looking to be high above the water with dramatic views this is the place. 3 miles North of Silver Bay and is an amazing spot for sunrises of sunsets.
This 3,400 acer part has it all. Extreme overlooks, rocky beaches, the Baptism river running through it, The High Falls water fall, and 22 miles of hiking trails. Whatever you want to see for your elopement day this park has it!
Lake Side Beach-
Duluth, MN has countless "secret beaches" that are home to stunning views of the city, agates, and privacy. You don't have to go too far out of Duluth to experience the beauty and sounds of the lake. I have a couple secret spots depending on what folks needs are.
20 miles south of Grand Marais, Lutsen Resorts is nestled along the shoreline of Lake Superior. The Poplar River flows through the ski area, and down into the lake. Lutsen offers a great spot for lodging as well as stunning views that the North Shore has to offer. You are also close to so much amazing hiking!
It is a 1 mile hike up the rocky hills of Duluth, MN to get to the top of Ely's peak. This spot is for folks who enjoy a more extreme and challenging hike. After the uphill hike you overlooking the St. Louis River and Lake Superior. Ely's Peak has many hidden little gems along this trail. You can check them out here!
Bean & Bear Lake-
The most extreme of these elopement locations, Bean and Bear is not for the faint of heart. Hike 3 miles into the backcountry of Northern Minnesota to access a cliff edge that overlooks two private lakes. With a rugged path down to these lakes where you can swim and swing off the rope swing into these crystal clear lakes.
Burlington Bay Beach-
Located right in Two Harbors, MN on the shores of Lake Superior. This is the perfect spot to elope if you're looking to be close to all the amenities of Two Harbors. Lots of shoreline, forests and you're even close to the Castle Danger Brewery!
Lake Superior Resort located between Duluth and Two Harbors. Multiple options for lodging no matter the size of your group and there's a sauna located right next to the lake.
Ready to Elope on the North Shore?
If you are sold on eloping on Minnesota's North Shore, I might be your gal! As a photographer who specializes in small and intimate elopements, I'd love to help bring your vision to life. If you have one in mind I'd love to help capture the Elopement you have planned! Click HERE to get in touch and learn more about pricing and packages offered.