Two Harbors, Mn is considered by many to be the gateway to the Minnesota's North Shore. While much of the traffic through town is headed to points north, it is has much to offer as a worthwhile destination and an extended day visit for things to do and see.
Agate Bay, Two Harbors, Minnesota
For Jo & I, a typical first stop coming into town is the Superior Hiking Trail office and store to pick up some hiking maps and check out "what's new" in terms of books, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and gift items.
Our usual second stop is across the street (hwy 61) at the Vanilla Bean Bakery & Cafe for baked goods & coffee if we are heading down the road; breakfast or dinner if we are staying around Two Harbors for a while.
Another popular breakfast or lunch stop is 2 miles northeast of town at Betty's Pies.
Agate Bay, Sonju Lakewalk & Lighthouse
The Sonju Lakewalk is an easy hike, with some more rugged side trails for the more adventuresome, the Sonju trail provides fresh air, exercise, and some scenic views along the lakeshore.
The Two Harbors lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. Now in private hands, tours are available.
Also on the lighthouse grounds is the assistant Light Keeper's house and the restored pilot house from the iron ore freighter Frontenac.
Burlington Bay Camping & Rock Picking
The Burlington Bay Municpal Campground is located along the lakeshore with over 100 campsites, all with electric service and some with sewer hookups.
But one end of the beach is relatively sandy and good for sunbathing and swimming.
2 miles NE of Two Harbors, the Flood Bay State Wayside is a scenic spot for a picnic or rest stop. Its beach is another worthwhile stop for rock hounds.
Two Harbor's Lakeview National Golf Course, a scenic and challenging 18 hole course is located on the eastern edge of town across from the Burlington Bay Campground.
Links to Points of Interest & Things to Do & See
in Two Harbors, MN Area
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2014
Apostle Islands National Park
Lake Superior Ice Caves