4 Snowshoe Spots Worth Exploring

  There is a sense of peacefulness to being outdoors in winter. Soft snow casts its hush over the woods so that you can hear your own breath. All is still, except for the occasional rabbit darting by or bird wheeling overhead. It’s beautiful and somber all at the same time. We rent snowshoes free to all our guests, and if you’re not staying with us you can rent them at Ski Hut in Duluth. Here are a few of our favorite places to go. Please be considerate and don’t snowshoe on cross-country…


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 Creek…


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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 other ways.…


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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 Yes, you can have…