Two Harbors is the perfect “hub” for a North Shore adventure in any season. With options from summer waterfront excursions to wintertime ski trips and snowmobiling, there’s something for everyone at any time of year in Two Harbors!
View the harbor webcams!
Parks and recreation-
Visit the five parks within the Two Harbors’ city limits. Well maintained with picnic tables; baseball, soccer, and football fields; and playground equipment the parks are open to the public. See the “band shell” home of the Two Harbors City Band. Two Harbors City Band is the oldest city band existing in Minnesota! Take in a concert!
Four state parks are within a short drive from Two Harbors! You will want to stay more than one day!
North Shore Scenic Railroad
The North Shore Scenic Railroad offers a six hour excursion that starts in Duluth with a two hour break in Two Harbors. Hop on board!
Trails – Two Harbors area natural assets ~
Personalize your own incredible adventures!
Erkki Harju Ski Trail – ideal for lovers of nature
Brimson, Northshore, & Yukon State Snowmobile Trails – where scenic views abound!
Gitchi-Gami State Trail – take a walk, bike or rollerblade
Sonju Hiking Trail – experience our North Shore seasons
Superior Hiking Trail – follow the shore of Lake Superior from Duluth to the Canadian border!
Trailhead of the North – a starting point for many different hiking trail experiences
Lakeview National Golf Course & Curling Club
The Lakeview National Golf Course & Curling Club boasts the most beautiful recreational site on the North Shore and challenges golfers of all abilities to discover the deep greens of summer and magnificent colors of falls on its 18 hole course. Then, check out curling!
Effective October 22 2017 the Depot Museum is open Saturday from 11AM to 4 PM.
The Light Station Museum is CLOSED for the season effective October 22 2017. Museum will reopen in May 2018.
The Lake County Historical Society no longer provides Tour Operations on the Edna G throughout the summer. The City of Two Harbors and the Edna G Commission have awarded bids to complete the preservation work needed. For more info please contact the Commission through Two Harbors City Hall at 834-5631.
The 3M Museum is CLOSED for the season effective October 22 2017. The museum will reopen in May 2018.
Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce
For more details and information on area events, see the Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce website. For exceptional service and memorable experiences, make your reservations at Country Inn Two Harbors!
Tours, events and festivals ~
Edna G. Tugboat Guided Tours
Don’t miss the Edna G.Tugboat Guided Tours (Spring – Fall from 10 am-5pm) This tug is “one of a kind” named for the president of the railroad’s daughter, Edna Greatsinger. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, learn the history of its entire working career and see the noteworthy, richly decorated captain’s quarters, engine room and pilot house.
We’re a proud Mile-Marker Sponsor of the race that will start in Two Harbors and also be headquartered in Two Harbors!
The John Beargrease “one of the most prestigious sled dog races” in the continental United States is here for you to see! Covering approximately four hundred miles, the route runs between Duluth and Grand Portage and traditionally is held annually during the last week of January. John Beargrease was an Anishinabe man whose commitment to deliver mail between Two Harbors and Grand Marais (in winter by dog sled) proved to be a vital lifeline to the outside world for area residents. John did indeed engage a bear! Learn about the Legend of John Beargrease – observe this amazing race!
Voyageur Artist’s Annual Spring Exhibit
Voyageur Artist’s Annual Spring Exhibit at Waterfront Gallery, a show of mixed media paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and other art is a delight for art lovers!
Voyageur Artists on Explore Minnesota
Lake County Fair
Lake County Fair – check out the auto meets, antique shows, and sports competitions on the fairgrounds, in addition our annual county fair!
Two Harbors Folk Festival
Two Harbors Folk Festival features a jam inspired by traditional styles of music, dance, art and storytelling with local, regional and national performers plus much, much more!
NorthShore Inline Marathon
Northshore Inline Marathon, an exciting inline skating event begins just south of Two Harbors and continues along the scenic North Shore of Lake Superior, finishing at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). A truly unique experience!
Grandma’s Marathon, the renown North Shore race that begins just outside of Two Harbors, finishes in Duluth’s Canal Park. Country Inn offers a great lodging option for the participant or observer!
Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce
The area events are so numerous and varied, you will want to check the Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce site for the schedule of many more options! Country Inn Two Harbors is ideal for any type of getaway!
Enjoy Winter – Snowmobiling and Cross-Country Skiing along the beautiful North Shore!
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Direct access to the CJ Ramstad/North Shore State Trail. Explore endless trail loops along the North Shore or travel inland towards Ely or the Iron Range. We’re conveniently located on Hwy. 61. We offer ample, well-lit parking, close to gas, within walking distance to restaurants and bars.
The C.J. Ramstad/North Shore State Trail is a 146 mile natural surface trail from Duluth to Grand Marais. The trail runs through St. Louis, Lake and Cook counties in northeastern Minnesota, winding its way through the forests on the ridge-line overlooking Lake Superior. The trail provides access to some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery in Minnesota.
Two Harbors area snowmobile trails:
Voyageur Snowmobile Club: Click on Area Map #19 for Two Harbors.
XC Ski Trails –The Erkki Harju XC Ski trail is only 1 mile from the hotel. Erkki Harju XC Ski Trail
Gooseberry Falls State Park is only 13 miles away. Gooseberry Falls State Park
For additional trail maps for skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and Fat bike trails click HERE