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Two Harbors, Minnesota: Travel, Hiking & Waterfalls along the Lake Superior Circle Tour

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Agate Bay, Two Harbors, Minnesota

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.

Two Harbors Summer Events. In July the community hosts "Heritage Days" and a highlight of August is the annual Two Harbors Kayak Festival. It's winter festival is the Two Harbors Winter Frolic, the second weekend in February (in 2017 that is Feb 12 - 13th).

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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

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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.

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  Snowshoe hiking the Sonju Lakewalk Trail.

Agate Bay

The Ore Docks are still operational allowing you to see, up close, some big ships docking and unloading.

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The Tugboat Edna G was retired in 1981 to service as a floating museum. Next to Edna is the Grandpa Woo excursion boat operating out of Two Harbors and other north shore ports.

two harbors lighthouse

two harbors lighthouse


The Two Harbors lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. Now in private hands, tours are available.

two harbors lighthouse


Also on the lighthouse grounds is the assistant Light Keeper's house and the restored pilot house from the iron ore freighter Frontenac.

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Burlington Bay Camping & Rock Picking

Burlington Bay Campground, Two Harbors, MN
The Burlington Bay Municpal Campground is located along the lakeshore with over 100 campsites, all with electric service and some with sewer hookups. Burlington Bay Rock Picking Beach



Sparky Stensaas' rock pickers guide
says the Burlington Bay beach is a good spot to hunt for Lake Superior agates.

Burlington Bay Campground, Two Harbors, MN


But one end of the beach is relatively sandy and good for sunbathing and swimming.

The Burlington Bay Campground (pictured below) is in the process of adding a new RV subdivision to expand its capacity.

burlington bay campground addition

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.

Lakeview National Golf Course, Two Harbors, MN

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.

  Winter Recreation Page: Two Harbors to Beaver Bay

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See Two Harbors Winter Events & Activities
plus scenes from the Sonju Two Harbors Lakewalk


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