Two Harbors

Two Harbors

When you stay with us at Grand Superior and we mention “town,” we are referring to Two Harbors, the nearby hub of shops, waterfront museums, conveniences, events, parks, restaurants and the place to catch the train. We like going to town and we’ll send you there, too! Two Harbors is a hop-skip-and-jump, or 8 miles, back down Highway 61 to the southwest (towards Duluth).

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Trailhead for the North Shore
Our visitors and residents have realized they can use Two Harbors as a trailhead. All trails start and end in this community. If you’re visiting, living here, or thinking of making this community your home, we have trails of all kinds with very easy access.

Korkki Nordic Trail
Located southwest of Two Harbors. This ski trail has been described as one of the best in Northeastern Minnesota. Great conditions and an experience you will never forget.

Sonju Trail
Takes you from the Two Harbors Light House to Burlington Bay. Walking this beautiful trail puts you right on the shores of Lake Superior. You will travel through one of the beautiful community parks and then find yourself on the beaches on Burlington Bay for some agate hunting. Ample parking.

Two Harbors Area Rec. Trail
Can be found on the north side of the community. You may have to share this adventure with some ruffled grouse, deer, squirrels, and a wide array of birds: a super wildlife experience! The ski trail is over 10K in length with 3K lighted. There are no other lighted ski trails within 30 miles. Ample parking.

Superior Hiking Trail
Is easily accessed from just north of Two Harbors. This trail is very well constructed with many bridges, lookouts and lots of places to stop, relax, and enjoy your lunch. The trail goes all the way to the Canadian border. One of the finest hikes in Minnesota.

Gooseberry State Park & Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Offers over 36 combines km of great trails and brings you close to nature and Lake Superior. Ample parking at both parks and just minutes from Two Harbors.

Lake Superior Water Trail
This unique designated water trail is located just off the shores of Two Harbors traveling both east and west.

North Shore Snowmobile Trail
Will provide you with all the miles you’ll want to put in a day’s time. Its winding well groomed trail takes you through miles of wooded area and many views of Lake Superior.


Odegard Park
Located in the northern part of town with ball fields, picnic tables, playground equipment and a great place for some fun. This is a place where there is a lot of activity during the summer months. Sharpen your skates for the lighted outdoor rink made available during the winter.

Lakeview Park
It sits on the shores of Lake Superior and gives you access to the Sonju Hiking trail. This park is beautiful with picnic tables, barbecues, playground equipment, with Lake Superior shore line that is easily accessed.

Paul Van Hoven Park
Is a place where you can go and watch the big ships that travel in and out of the port. A great viewing stand right on the waterfront is available with a good look at the docked Edna-G. Tugboat. Ample parking.

Segog Park
It sits in the western part of our community and is designed to keep kids busy. Ball fields and a playground are the core of this park. In the winter the family can enjoy some ice skating on its lighted outdoor rink.

Thomas Owens Park & Bandshell
It is located right in the middle of town and has become a favorite spot of many local residents and visitors. This unique park has a bandshell that is the home of the Two Harbors City Band. A true hometown experience can be enjoyed with weekly performances on Thursday nights during the summer. Ice-cream socials and a lot of great music makes this park a real favorite.

Gooseberry Falls State Park
It is the most popular park in Minnesota, with almost one million visitors each year. It has camping, hiking, skiing, sight seeing, photo opportunities abound, picnic areas and a brand-new information center. The five waterfalls found in the park will entice you to just sit and watch as the water crashes over the high rocks.

Tettegouche State Park
It puts you on the Baptism River, which runs through the park and into Lake Superior. The view you get while moving through the area will astound you. Camping, hiking, and skiing gives you lots to do and see. A friendly staff with ample parking makes your visit enjoyable and informational

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Things to Do and See

Split Rock Light House
Today, Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site combines the old and the new. The historic grounds of the light station are restored to their 1920s appearance, and costumed interpreters take you back in time. In the Visitor Center you can use the exhibits and film to learn more about the history of the station.

North Shore Scenic Railroad
The North Shore Scenic Railroad offers a variety of trips to satisfy the rail fan in everyone! Check back often as the Scenic Railroad continues to add trips and different feature train rides on the North Shore.

Lighthouse Point & Harbor Museum
It is located in the only operating light station in Minnesota. Besides the history of the lighthouse you’ll be amazed with the beautiful scenery from this area.

The Depot Museum
Two Harbors owes its very existence to the railroad and iron ore industry. Today the railroad is still a thriving industry in Two Harbors, and through the area.

3M/Dwan Museum
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, better known as 3M was founded in Two Harbors. You can now take a tour of the Museum and learn about the History and growth of the company in downtown Two Harbors. Click on the 3M/Dwan Museum above for more info.

Edna G.
The Edna G. was the last coal-fired, steam-powered tugboat in operation on the Great Lakes.

Two Harbors area offers residents and visitors easy access when fishing Lake Superior. There are public landings located at both Agate Bay and Burlington Bay. There is also a huge Marina located eight miles south of Two Harbors at Knife River. There is charter fishing available for those folks that want to have an experienced guide. Many streams produce nice trout during the year with inland lakes providing many varieties of game fish.

Golf Course
Two Harbors offers one of the most beautiful golf courses on the North Shore. You will soon discover why the course was names Lakeview National. You are able to view Lake Superior from 14 of the 18 well groomed and maintained holes. The deep greens of summer and the colors of fall makes this course one you will want to play over and over.

A full line of clothing and equipment can be found in the pro-shop, with a great menu in the 19th Hole Restaurant and a chance to enjoy the outside deck. Tee times are recommended and there is always parking space available.

Lakeview National Golf Course
1349 Hwy 61
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Rockhounds & Berry Picking
The shores of Lake Superior display many different types of rocks that collectors are looking for. There are agates, crystal, cobblestone, and amethyst to name a few plus driftwood can be found throughout the shorelines. There are even local shops that specialize in agates.

If berry picking is something you enjoy, the area has an abundance of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and choke cherries. Getting the secret spots from the locals could be your biggest challenge.

Local Flavor

Clearwater Grille & Event Center
5135 N. Shore Drive
Duluth, MN 55803
Phone: 218 525-4826

Lou’s Fish House, Inc.
1319 Hwy 61
Two Harbors, MN 55616

Betty’s Pies
1633 Hwy 61
Two Harbors, MN 55616

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