North Shore

North Shore

Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior is nestled in the lush wilderness of the Northwood’s with expansive views of the North Shore of Superior. Visitors enjoy the inspiration and relaxation of the wild around them, and the proximity to exciting destinations like the small Town feel of Two Harbors and other North Shore towns, as well as the shopping, entertainment and attractions found just down the road in Duluth.

Activities on the North Shore are endless and will fit your tastes – whether adventure seeker or professional relaxor, and fit your budget – from fun for free to finding the best luxuries money can buy. Here’s a short list of some of our favorites:

Larsmont Beach

  • Walk the beach
  • Skip stones
  • Be chased by crashing waves (or at least wade in the big lake!)
  • Build a bonfire
  • Wave watch, especially in November
  • Look for 1000′ iron ore ships or foreign freighters
  • Try snowshoeing

Scenic 61

  • Drive it!
  • Sample smoked fish or buy fresh fish for dinner
  • Ride the North Shore Scenic Railroad
  • Find a north shore treasure at a local artisan’s shop
  • Stop at Tom’s Logging Camp, a vintage tourist stop
  • Drive the Stony Point Loop
  • Fish in local rivers, especially during the salmon runs
  • Charter a fishing boat out of the Knife River Marina

Two Harbors

  • Walk the Sonju Trail along the Two Harbors waterfront
    Tour the Edna G, an original Lake Superior tugboat
  • Shop, dine and stroll – Two Harbors is a great walking town
  • Visit the Two Harbors Light (lighthouse)
  • Music in the park – Thursday nights at 7:30pm at Thomas Owens Park
  • Attend an Event! Heritage Days, Folk Festival, Kayak Festival, County Fair & more

Nearby Parks, Forests & Trails

  • Hike to Wolf Rock, part of the Superior Hiking Trail
  • Visit Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse State Parks every season
  • Pick tasty wild strawberries, raspberries and blueberries
  • Look for the northern lights, aurora borealis, and the Milky Way
  • Kayak the big lake
  • Ride your bike from Gooseberry to Split Rock and back
  • Search for antlers deer have shed
  • Be completely awed by fall colors
  • Collect autumn leaves for your table centerpiece
  • Cross country ski, snowshoe and snowmobile
  • Admire shoreline and river ice formations

Larsmont Cottages

  • Book a massage at our lakeside massage cottage
  • Invite your cottage neighbors over for a cup of coffee or glass of wine
  • Hit the pool or whirlpool and relax
  • Listen to the lake from your cottage
  • Dine at the Ledge Rock Grille – find out when our next guest chef will be cooking
  • Play a game from your childhood – Crazy 8s, Clue, Chinese Jump Rope
  • Make a photo journal of your trip
  • Book a cottage for your next trip up the north shore
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