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Superior Hiking Trail Entrances Close to Larsmont

  Most of the best hiking is on the Superior Hiking Trail. Here you’ll find stunning views such as those found in the Stewart River and Silver Creek River Valleys. Some sections of the trail are more rugged than others. Wherever you go, you usually will be going through thick woods and passing by whitewater rapids. There are a number of entrances to choose from, some with rougher and easier topography. You can start out and hike for about half the time you want to be out that day and...


The Best Fall Colors along Highway 61

Two Harbors to Illgen City via Beaver Bay This drive takes you through the hardwood forests of the North Shore’s back country. You’ll see a variety of trees (and colorful leaves) including oak, maple, basswood and pines. From Hwy 61 drive north on Co. Rd. 3 to Lax Lake Road (Co. Rd. 4). Turn south and continue on to Illgen City. Hike Castle Danger to Gooseberry Falls This eight and a half mile hike along the Superior Hiking Trail has some tremendous overlooks including: Wolf Rock, Crow...


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All Trails Lead to Two Harbors

All roads might lead to Rome, but all trails lead to Two Harbors. Our fair town has ended up as the gateway to the Superior Hiking Trail, a 296-mile footpath that leads from Duluth to the border of Canada. Two Harbors is a doable drive from Minneapolis (2 hours and fifty minutes), Fargo (5 hours), Ashland (2 hours), or Thunder Bay (just over 3 hours). You can drive up after work, get a good night’s rest, and start hiking in the morning (we do have delicious pancakes, if you need to fuel up...


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A Waterfall For Easter

“Are our souls a waterfall, a true Niagara or a smile, a flirt of an angel?” Romanian philosopher Sorin Cerin asked this years ago, but it feels particularly relevant today. The land is shaking off winter like a long sleep and the waterfalls are beginning to roar. We’re blessed here in the north country. We’re fairly sheltered from the kinds of natural disasters that afflict other areas—you won’t see tornados or hurricanes or earthquakes up here. That said, we experience climate in...


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Having Fun, In Spite Of Winter

A photo I  was looking at today from earlier this February reminded me of something very important–we Minnesotans don’t let snow get in our way. Ever. snow But the newspapers are reporting that this is coldest winter in 139 years, and that has a way of getting even the best of us down. So we’ve put together a list of three ways to embrace the winter in Two Harbors. Superior Hiking Trail Snowshoe Hike 03/01/2014 / Meet at 10am 6866 Cramer Rd, Finland, MN 55603 (218) 353-0300...


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Everyone wins! Top places to enjoy a fall walk!

The fall season is one of the best seasons to visit the northland! The crowds are gone, the Finnish sauna awaits you and there are some sweet sites to see when traveling here! Here are some of the top walking places to enjoy the beauty of the North Shore! Agate Bay in beautiful Two Harbors! There is a small bay, connecting Two Harbors to majestic Lake Superior! It’s right next to the breakwater pier and Two Harbors lighthouse! You can’t miss it! You can even walk out onto the breakwater (a...