Fall colors lure record number of tourists to North Shore

Hundreds of people are riding the North Shore Scenic Railway, which was recently featured on CNN. Thousands of tourists are packing state parks and Split Rock Lighthouse.
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Hundreds of people are riding the North Shore Scenic Railway, which was recently featured on CNN. Thousands of tourists are packing state parks and Split Rock Lighthouse.

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