Enjoy Spring – Hiking along the beautiful North Shore!

With the many fantastic spring activities in Two Harbors, it’s a perfect time of year for a visit to the North Shore.

For current trail conditions click on our Facebook Page or our Blog.

Trail Conditions

MN DNR trail conditions updated each Thursday. Click here for the latest information.

C.J. Ramstad / North Shore State Trail

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.

Country Inn provides 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.

Country Inn of Two Harbors Snowmobile sign
Snowmobile Trail in Two Harbors
Snowmobile Trails near Two Harbors Minnesota

Seasonal Activities

XC Ski Trails

  • The Erkki Harju XC Ski trail is only 1 mile from the hotel
  • Gooseberry Falls State Park is only 13 miles away

For additional trail maps for skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, Fat Biking, and other winter activities, click below.

Fat Tire Biking

For trail and rental information the Lake County Chamber of Commerce as all the information that you need.

Snowshoeing & Hiking

The Two Harbors area offers numerous winter hiking and snowshoeing opportunities. Click here for more information.

Sled Dog Rides

Taking ride with an area sled dog team is a great way to explore the outdoors!

Silver Creek Sled Dogs is located 10 miles Northeast of Two Harbors.

Endurance Kennels, LLC is located 20 miles West of Two Harbors.

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!

Tours, events, and festivals

John Beargrease Dog Sled Marathon

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 delivering 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!

Man Cross Country Skiing in the forest in Two Harbors, MN
Family snowmobiling in Two Harbors
Snowmobile trails in Two Harbors