Along Minnesota’s fabulous North Shore of Lake Superior, you’ll find several small beautiful towns just waiting to be explored.
One of those towns is Two Harbors—a charming and scenic town surrounded by beauty, plenty of adventure, and rich history.
If you’re planning to visit the North Shore during the fall, here’s a list of activities you should consider taking part in during your trip to Two Harbors, Minnesota.
Best Outdoor Activities to Do in Two Harbors
Split Rock Lighthouse & State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse & State Park is one of the most visited places in Two Harbors and Minnesota. Its most prominent feature is the Split Rock Lighthouse, a historic site and one of the most photographed Lighthouses in the US.
The Park also features a lakeshore picnic area, a trail center, and a visitor center that showcases Lighthouse souvenirs, maritime decor, and locally crafted items. The Park also offers biking and hiking trails.
North Coast Charter Fishing
Catch Coho Salmon, Lake trout, and king Salmon while boarding the 24-Lone Star under the command of a US Coast Guard Licensed captain. They offer half and full-day excursions and guided tours of the lake for those who don’t fancy fishing.
Rock Climbing a Gracious Overlook
If you fancy a little rush of adrenaline, then exploring the rock climbing walls and rock formations may just be the thing for you. But be warned, there aren’t many amenities at the top.
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Visitors flock to Gooseberry Falls State Park on any given weekend to enjoy outdoor activities and Minnesota scenery. Some activities you can engage in while in this epic scenery include State Park camping and trout fishing. The Park’s visitor center offers interesting exhibits, interpretive programs, and a gift shop.
Iona’s Beach Scientific and Natural Area
A pristine and unblemished pebbled beach, Iona’s beach Scientific and Natural Area, features rhyolite and felsite pebbles that produce tinkling musical sounds as the waves roll in and out. Visitors can hike in the area to explore native plants and wildflowers as they enjoy some wildlife viewing.
Best Indoor Activities To Do in Two Harbors
Castle Danger Brewery
Castle Danger Brewery has been brewing craft beers since 2011. They provide superb services and have some interesting glasses for sale behind the counter. Castle Danger Brewery also distributes its beer to local bars and restaurants.
The Depot Museum contains memorabilia that will aid in preserving the community’s rich history. This includes documents, photos, and various artifacts from the early 1900s.
Waterfront gallery has a collection of fine photographs for visitors to feast their eyes on. It also hosts chalk festivals and events with featured artists.
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
If you are bird watching enthusiast, Hawk Ridge Bird observatory is the place to visit. It provides an ideal place for bird and wildlife watching. And since it’s staffed with knowledgeable personnel, visitors can learn much about raptor identification. It’s also an excellent place to take pictures of migratory birds.
Marcus Duluth 10 Theater
This theater is a premier entertainment destination that features 11 auditoriums. You can find movie showtimes at Duluth Cinema to buy tickets online.
Planned Events that will Take Place in Two Harbor this Fall
Various interesting events will take place in Two Harbors this fall, including:
- Grand View Tour: This event will show some of the best spots within Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. It will take place on September 24th from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.
- Cook County Market: This event takes place every Saturday at the Cook County Farm & Craft Market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Band Banding: This event gives you the opportunity to see a wild bird up close. It will take place on September 29th from 7:00 am to 11:00 am
- Best stargazing: You can be part of this unique event. It will take place on September 25th from 7:00 pm to 11:45 pm.
Looking for a place to stay while you are in Two Harbors? Country Inn of Two Harbors is the place to be. You’ll find a harmonious blend of cozy accommodation and warm hospitality. Outside you’ll find yourself surrounded by endless nature. Contact us today about making a reservation.