Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

No matter what your interests are, you’ll find many things to do throughout the year on the North Shore near Chateau LeVeaux. Click on the links below to find more resources about many of the activities are are available nearby.


About Tofte

In the early 1890s, twin brothers John and Andrew Tofte who were both just over 20 years old at the time, sailed to America from the fjords of northern Norway. Along with them came Torger Engelsen, who was their age, and Torger`s brother Hans, a few years older. The four young men settled on Lake Superior`s North Shore and took up commercial fishing. This enterprise prospered and by the turn of the century they had married, occupied 160-acre tracts of land acquired through government homestead grants, and erected fish houses. The two pairs of brothers had been joined in the meantime by Edward Tofte, who set up a saw mill, and with the new expanded employment at the mill, the township of Tofte expanded.


The North Shore has become one of the best destinations for biking in the last couple of years. The number of trails along the shore of Lake Superior and the woods make it a perfect place to experience biking as an opportunity to be outside and as a challenge.


Dining on the North Shore is an incredible experience that you can enjoy with your family. There is a variety of good choices in each restaurant. Some of the restaurants are seasonal.

State Parks

Minnesota is not only one of the most beautiful states for the number of lakes but also for the number of wonderful state parks. The North Shore is the destiny that offers you many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, snowshoeing and also seven state parks that you must see when you are in the area.