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Attractions

As our guest at the Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast the Lake County Historical Society would encourage you to enjoy all that Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior has to offer. The lake, trails, and wilderness, it all starts in Two Harbors. Visit local events listing at Two Harbors Chamber website.

Free Museum Passes

Naturally we at the Lake County Historical Society encourage you to use your Lighthouse B&B Guest Pass and visit our museums.

3M Museum

218-834-4898 / 203 Waterfront Drive, Two Harbors

Two Harbors Light Station Museum

218-834-4898 / 1 Lighthouse Point, Two Harbors

The 3M Museum / Dwan Office Building

The Lake County Historical Society purchased the Dwan Building in 1991. A year later it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and opened as a museum depicting 3M’s early years.

The Duluth & Iron Range Depot Museum

The Depot Museum features exhibits that reflect the development of Lake County with special emphasis placed on the big three industries; iron mining and the railroad, timber, and commercial fishing.

The Two Harbors Light Station

The Two Harbors Light Station is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse on Minnesota's North Shore.

Lake Superior

In addition to activities like boat watching in Agate Bay, relaxing and just enjoying the natural beauty of the big lake there are several activities to enjoy while staying at the B&B.

Trails

Superior Hiking Trail

The Superior Hiking Trail is a wilderness trail that runs along the ridges and valleys of the north   shore. The terrain can be very challenging. There are four trail heads all within 15 minutes of the B&B.

  1. Fors Road: This is the original trailhead of the SHT. Travel east to CO. 3; turn north travel to Fors Road (CO 301), turn left, the trailhead is 1/2 mile down the road.
  2. Reeves Road: Travel north from TH on CO. 2 for five miles. Parking area is on top of the hill to the left.
  3. Castle Danger: Travel north on US 61 to Castle Danger (CO. 106 at the Rustic Inn) turn left, travel 4 miles, parking area is well marked and to the  right.
  4. Ferguson Demonstration Forest: The demonstration forest is an interpretative trail system that explores the types of forests found in northern  Minnesota. The SHT connects with it through a spur trail. Travel north on CO 2 to CO 12, turn left, go three miles to the Hom Road and turn right,  this will connect you to the Drummond Grade. Go left and travel north about 5 miles, parking to the right.

Lake Superior Water Trail

The water trail is for the Lake Superior kayaker and offers primitive campsites along the north shore.

Gitche Gammi Trail

Beginning just a short distance up the road at Gooseberry, (but I would suggest parking just a little further north at Twin Points) the “Gitch” is a paved pedestrian and biking trail along the scenic north shore.

Erikka Harju Fitness and X Country Ski Trail

In the summer a 5k fitness trail for walkers and runners alike through the wooded area just to north of the golf course. In the winter it becomes a lighted x country ski trail.

Sonju and Agate Trails

Starting just outside the light house gate, the Sonju trail is a partially paved trail between Burlington and Agate Bays, our two harbors. It connects with the Agate Trail, a new paved trail that encircles the City of Two Harbors.

Scenic Drives

Everyone loves a Road Trip! Lake County is home to two routes on the National Scenic Byways Register.

MN 1

From Illgen City to Ely, this is one of the most truly spectacular drives in the northland. A favorite of motorcyclists for years it is a long winding  route through the state and national forests. You will find yourself traveling through little communities like Finland and Isabella before getting to Ely.  To drive the entire trip is several hours.

Forest Highway 11

From Silver Bay to Hoyt Lakes this National Scenic Byway is a pleasant afternoon drive. Just off the route is White Pines Picnic Area north on CO. 2. This is one of the few places you will see old growth forest like it was 150 years ago. Stop by the Historic Toimi  School and Waysidefor a little bit of history with some local color.

US 61

The North Shore Scenic Drive, The All American Road, no matter what you call it is one of the nicest drives in the country. The locals just call it, The Highway.

Picnicking

What goes hand in hand with a road trip like a picnic? There are dozens of lovely waysides along these routes to enjoy.

White Pines Picnic Area

Take a drive up County Road #2 to White Pines Picnic Area where you will see one of the last stands of white pine that once to covered northern Minnesota.

Ilona’s Beach at Twin Points Safe Harbor

If I could make a suggestion, Ilona’s Beach at Twin Points Safe Harbor is a great spot that is not too heavily travelled. Located just north of Gooseberry State Park it comes up fast on the right hand side. It’s a nice spot with access to the Gitche Gammi Bike Trail.

Louise’s Place

I would suggest calling Louise’s Place (834.2176) in Two Harbors and have her pack you a picnic basket.

State Parks

There are three excellent State Parks within a 30-45 minute drive of the B&B.

Tettegouche

 About 5 miles north of Silver Bay on the Baptism River, this park offer very accessible hiking for the whole family.

Split Rock Lighthouse Museum

It is important to note that this is run by the MN Historical Society and is not actually a part of the state park  system.

Split Rock

The Split Rock River loop is a 5 mile hike and reputed to be the most popular portion of the Superior Hiking Trail. Easily accessed from the  wayside on the river this trailhead also provides access to the Gitch Gammi bike trail.

Gooseberry

Just 12 miles north of Two Harbors is this fully accessible state park. Complete with an interactive visitors center, and interpretive nature  programs offered throughout the summer.

Dining

Vietnamese Lantern Restaurant

218-834-4373 / 629 Seventh Avenue, Two Harbors

Vanilla Bean Restaurant 

218-834-3714 / 812 Seventh Avenue, Two Harbors 

http://www.thevanillabean.com

Rustic Inn Cafe

Castle Danger 218.834.2488

rusticinn.cafe

Russ Kendall’s Smoke House

218-834-5995 / 149 Scenic Drive, Knife River

Northshore Pizza and Coffee House

218-834-1234 / 802 Seventh Avenue, Two Harbors

North Shore Pizza Cafe

Louise’s Place

218-834-2176 / 19 Waterfront Drive, Two Harbors

Louise's Place

Landing Sports Bar on Highway 61

218-834-5191 / 629 Seventh Avenue, Two Harbors

Kamloops Restaurant and Lounge at Superior Shores Resort

218.834.5671 1521 Superior Shores Drive

http://superiorshores.com/dining/

Earthwood Inn Grill

933 Stanley Road Two Harbors 218.834.3847

Do North Pizzeria

218-834-3555 / 15 Waterfront Drive, Two Harbors

Do North Pizzeria

Cedar Coffee Company

1130 11th Street Two Harbors 218.834.2117

Cedar Coffee Company

Carmody 61

218-834-1102 / 1102 7th Ave., Two Harbors

http://www.carmody61pub.com

Betty’s Pies

218-834-3367/ 1633 Hwy 61, Two Harbors

https://bettyspies.com

American Legion

218-834-4141 / 614 First Avenue, Two Harbors

Entertainment

Arts

Christian Dalbec Photography

Ronnings Lake Carvings

Two Harbors Library

218-834-3148 / 320 Waterfront Drive, Two Harbors 

http://www.twoharborspubliclibrary.com

3M Museum

218-834-4898 / 203 Waterfront Drive, Two Harbors

Two Harbors Light Station Museum

218-834-4898 / 1 Lighthouse Point, Two Harbors

Duluth & Iron Range Railroad Depot Museum

218-834-4898 / 520 South Avenue, Two Harbors 

Architectural Antiques

224 7th Street Two Harbors, MN   55616 218-834-0018

http://www.north-shore-architectural-antiques.com

Activities

Arts On Superior

Events and Friday Concerts In The Park 651.208.4991

Superior Hiking Trail Shuttle Service

218.834.5511

Sonju Trail

218-834-2600 / Lighthouse Point to Burlington Bay, Two Harbors 

Harbor Kayak and Paddleboard rentals

By appointment 218.393.4545

Erkki Harjju Ski Trail

218-834-2600 / Highway 2, Two Harbors [This is a lit trail in Two Harbors]

Lakeview National Golf Course

218-834-2664 / 1349 Highway 61, Two Harbors

Superior Hiking Trail

The Superior Hiking Trail is a wilderness trail that runs along the ridges and valleys of the north   shore. The terrain can be very challenging. There are four trail heads all within 15 minutes of the B&B.

  1. Fors Road: This is the original trailhead of the SHT. Travel east to CO. 3; turn north travel to Fors Road (CO 301), turn left, the trailhead is 1/2 mile down the road.
  2. Reeves Road: Travel north from TH on CO. 2 for five miles. Parking area is on top of the hill to the left.
  3. Castle Danger: Travel north on US 61 to Castle Danger (CO. 106 at the Rustic Inn) turn left, travel 4 miles, parking area is well marked and to the  right.
  4. Ferguson Demonstration Forest: The demonstration forest is an interpretative trail system that explores the types of forests found in northern  Minnesota. The SHT connects with it through a spur trail. Travel north on CO 2 to CO 12, turn left, go three miles to the Hom Road and turn right,  this will connect you to the Drummond Grade. Go left and travel north about 5 miles, parking to the right.

Local Events

Kayak Festival

The Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce host several seasonal events including Winter Frolic in February, Heritage Days in July, the Two Harbors Kayak Festival in August and more at:

www.neminnesota.com 
www.visitduluth.com 

Winter Frolic

Heritage Days

Independence Day

Two Harbors City Band

Concerts Thursdays at 7 PM mid June to mid August

Thomas Owens Memorial Park aka “the Bandshell”

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