August 22, 2014Things to Do,Two Harbors,The North Shore,Duluth,Community
America’s Largest Inline Marathon
We all love Grandma’s Marathon, but sometimes you’d rather just go roller blading. Experience the largest inline marathon in the nation as the leaves begin to change. The NorthShore Inline Marathon (September 13) draws participants from all over the country for a 13.1 mile, 26.2 mile, or combined 39.3 mile race. There are even a couple of races for the runners—the Wheels Off half marathon and a 10k that takes you through the power tunnels.
It’s a fun...
by Larsmont Cottages
August 1, 2014Things to Do,Explore! Activities,Amenities,Lodging
Late August is the best time to visit Lake Superior. Gorgeous weather, fewer people, and tons of activities. To help “paint the picture” of what your stay could look like, we’ve put together a little narrative with some sample itineraries to get your imagination going! Give us a call to book your August getaway!
As you outstretch your arms your mouth gaps open as a yawn passes, the sunrays are peaking in through the window; you can feel their warmth, as you lay cocooned in...
July 14, 2014Things to Do,Kayaking,Two Harbors,The North Shore,Community
Would you like to tour the lake in a kayak, watch (or participate) in a 5, 10, or 18-mile race, or get your kids involved in the sport with instruction or with a kids race? This August 2–3 (with an event or two on the 1st), come visit the Two Harbors Kayak Festival. The oldest and largest open water kayak race on Lake Superior has evolved into a festival perfect for anyone interested in recreational kayaking.
The event features the following:
These 18, 10, and 5 mile races draw...
June 19, 2014Things to Do,Two Harbors
There is nothing quite like unstructured outside play, but if you’ve ever heard your little ones tell you “I’m bored” you know that spontaneity doesn’t always come easy. Fortunately, there are a number of convenient and low-cost activities for kids to enjoy in the Two Harbors area this summer to provide a little spice during a vacation. Here are four picks for late June.
Minnesota Twins Kids Baseball Clinic
Boys and girls ages 6-16 will get hands on instruction to...
June 9, 2014The North Shore
“Summertime,” Charles Bowden said, “is always the best of what life might be.”
And sun, glorious sun, is the essence of summer. Without it, life on earth would be impossible. Though winters here in the Northland are long and harsh, our summer days are equally glorious. From Thursday, June 19, through Saturday, June 21, the sun in Two Harbors rises at 5:11 am and sets at 9:05 pm.
This year, are you going to let it slip you by while hanging out inside in front of the television? Or are...
May 7, 2014Things to Do,Two Harbors
With the arrival of the summer tourism season comes the reopening of all the main attractions, and in Two Harbors, this means that all of the Lake County Historical Society museums are going to be in business once again. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Two Harbors museums will be open seven days a week. Here’s a short list of what’s out there to check out.
The Depot Museum, the former headquarters for the Iron Range and Duluth railroads, is located seven blocks south of Highway 61....
April 28, 2014Things to Do,Explore! Activities,Hiking,The North Shore
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...
April 22, 2014Things to Do,Two Harbors,The North Shore,Community
There’s something about coffee that seems to inspire deep conversation. The French Enlightenment took place in salons, and artists, writers, and philosophers seem to swear by their favorite brew. If wine is the drink of choice for the elite jet-setter, then it’s coffee for the intellectual, the poet, the musician.
Is it any wonder, then, that so many coffee shops host art exhibitions? These community gathering spaces are often havens for the arts, and The Vanilla Bean (open daily 7am-3pm) in...
April 15, 2014Things to Do,Explore! Activities,Shuttles,State Parks,Hiking,The North Shore
“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...
April 2, 2014Things to Do,Two Harbors,Community
In an age where libraries are closing left and right, the social experience of gathering in one and talking about the written word is becoming more valuable all the time. There isn’t a website around that can provide the feeling of being in a room and sensing the electricity of the emotions of all assembled when a person reads aloud a powerful, beautiful poem.
The North Shore Poets group has been around for about four years, and they are dedicated to keeping alive the kinds of storytelling...