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.


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 fun outside! Bring your own snowshoes (if you’re our guest, you can borrow ours free [hyperlink to snowshoeing post]), along with a snack and warm clothes. This 4.8 mile out and back hike includes ridgeline vistas, mixed forest and the Baptism River. Best of all, it’s free. Previous hikes have included around 10 to 12 people, and it’s go-at-your own pace but will take around three hours.  Meet at the Finland Rec Center trailhead which is on the other side of the ball fields. Call: 218-834-2700 for more information.

Dale Burton Wrought Iron at Waterfront Gallery

02/07/2014 – 04/05/2014 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Waterfront Gallery
632 1st Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-0756

Art is good for the soul, so come check out hand-forged wrought iron and beach rock metal sculpture, candlesticks, grill-work hangings, and more. As an added bonus, the gallery is heated… a real plus when it’s ten below out there.

Castle Danger Brewery Tour

Fridays 4-7pm and Saturdays 3-7pm
3067 E Castle Danger Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616
(218) 834-5800

The microbrewery boom is on the move in northern Minnesota [hyperlink: to our Beacon Pointe article about microbrewery. Awesome for SEO]. But it goes beyond Duluth. Clint and Jamie MacFarlane have a 700 square foot production brewery near Two Harbors and supply a variety of tasty local beers to area restaurants.

Take a little excursion during their open hours (4-7 Friday and 3-7 Saturday) to see the pub, chat with the owners, and sample their beer before taking home a growler of your own.  It’s a quick tour since you can see it all at once, but fun to see the process in action.