About Silver Bay

The City of Silver Bay is located in Lake County, Minnesota, on the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior approximately 56 miles northeast of Duluth, MN on US Highway 61. The community, which was originally built by Reserve Mining Company for the employees in its taconite processing plant, was incorporated in 1956 and has approximately 1,850 residents. Silver Bay lies three miles northeast of Beaver Bay, the oldest community on the North Shore. Silver Bay takes pride in its fine school system, library, marina, recreation facilities and programs, municipal liquor store and clean community. The City also owns a beautiful nine-hole golf course complete with driving range, which receives accolades from visitors as well as locals.

The City borders on Tettegouche State Park and Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. The Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area are located nearby. There are numerous other parks, lakes, rivers, and scenic areas located within a 15-mile radius of the City. Bayside Park, located on the shores of Lake Superior, includes a sand beach, picnic areas, boat launch, scenic vista, and a scuba divers’ dock.

The City is surrounded by hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, and ATV trails. Many of which link with State Trails. There is easy access to both the Superior Hiking Trail and the state snowmobile and ATV trails from the City since these trails lie partially within the City limits.

Many visitors are drawn to the area due to its natural beauty and its vast array of recreational activities. The City hosts numerous hockey and softball tournaments each year. There is something for everyone in Silver Bay – come visit us and you’ll see why!