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Kayak Festival and area activities

July 29th – 30th, 2017 – 20th Annual Kayak Festival

Two Harbors kayak festival


The most unique, family-friendly event to take place on the shores of Lake Superior. In its 20th year, the Two Harbors Kayak Festival features the nationally renowned John Abraham’s  18-Mile Marathon, the Ellen Anderson 10-Mile Race, the Betty’s Pies 5-Mile Race( all adult race 16+) and the Youth Sprint Races.

We offer three separate kayak and SUP races: John Abraham’s 18 miles, and Betty’s Pies 5 Mile Race, Ellen Anderson 10 Mile Race and Betty’s Pies 5 Mile Race,  all with various age groups and boat categories.

In addition to the four races there are local exhibitors, kayak demos, stand up paddle boarding demos & classes, beginning level instructional family tours, kids kayaking, live music, food, fun, and more! There is something for everyone at this one of a kind paddling festival.

Come and challenge yourself we’re certain you’ll have a great race and a memorable weekend on the world’s largest body of fresh water.

While racers primarily come from the Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan) and Ontario, Canada we have had racers come from as far as the Dakotas, Montana, Oregon, Colorado, Utah and even a few southern & eastern states.

Please browse our website, you will likely find something of interest. We feel that this year’s Festival has opportunities for everyone, from those who have never stepped into a kayak to seasoned paddlers.

Hope to see you on the beach in Burlington Bay this August for the 20th annual Two Harbors Kayak Festival!



If you’re unable to attend the annual Kayak Festival yet still want to experience the thrill of being on the water be sure and check out Harbor Kayak & Paddleboard Rental!

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Staying on dry land more your style?


Bike rentals are now available in Two Harbors courtesy of Spokengear Cyclery & Outdoor      Family activities and recreation County Inn Two Harbors







The Two Harbors area offers numerous opportunities for hiking beautiful trails for hikers of all abilities.

Click HERE for a list of area trails.


Be sure and visit the Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce website for more information to help you plan your next visit to the North Shore!


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