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Minneapolis - Sudbury Ontario by car

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Minneapolis - Sudbury Ontario by car

I am thnking about driving this route, however, not sure about best one. Some suggest going via Ashland and drive by Lake Superior.

It looks like going trough WI , Rhinelander and Escanaba is shorter trip. Any suggestions ?

I'll cross the border on Friday, Labor Day weekend. How busy the custom can be ?


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1. Re: Minneapolis - Sudbury Ontario by car

I live in Sault Ste. Marie, where you will be crossing the border. Both routes are similar, with the Northern route being a little more scenic, and less busy. The southern route may be a bit faster. If you hit the border on the Friday of Labour day holiday (esp. late afternoon) it will take up to an hour. Possibly less, but I would do anything I could to avoid that time. If you need any other advice feel free to PM me.

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2. Re: Minneapolis - Sudbury Ontario by car

Hi, you might also want to ask in the Wisconsin forum to try to get some comments from those who are familiar with the Rhinelander- Escanaba option:


Good luck with your plans!

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3. Re: Minneapolis - Sudbury Ontario by car

Thanks, one hour is not bad for border crossing. Any idea how much the drive can take ? I found that millage is between 400-500 on few sites. Any guess about one via Rhinelander and Escanaba.

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