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Visit Two Harbors Minnesota and enjoy Minnesota tourist attractions on the North Shore just a few miles outside of Duluth. This is  one of several delightful small towns you will find on the North Shore of Lake Superior as you travel along Highway 61. This town of about 3,600 people is the largest community on the North Shore once you leave Duluth.

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Be on the lookout for the tiny town of  Knife River.  We can't pass up a stop at Russ Kendall's Smokehouse there. We always buy a chunk of smoked salmon to take with us to our cabin.

If you have a sweet tooth, stop at the Great Lakes Candy Kitchen and fill a bag with your favorite treats. If you are staying nearby, plan one dinner at Emily's...a tradition in the area.

Once you arrive in Two Harbors, you have a number of options. If it is close to lunch time, we head straight to the Vanilla Bean Cafe and Bakery.

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Larsmont Cottages is a favorite place to stay when we go to the North Shore with children and grandchildren. We stay in a 3-bedroom cottage and enjoy all the amenities offered by this beautiful complex. Especially memorable are late night bonfires on the shore watching the stars.

Dodge’s Log Lodges has been a favorite getaway for years when it's just the two of us. You can't get closer to the Lake Superior shore than this!
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To see the most interesting attractions when you visit Two Harbors Minnesota, take Waterfront Drive for several blocks to Lighthouse Point. You can explore the oldest lighthouse that is still in operation on the North Shore.  If you schedule in advance you can also stay in the lighthouse keeper's house which now operates as a bed and breakfast inn.
 

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The Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast Inn in Two Harbors offers one of the most unique bed and breakfast settings anywhere.

The views are spectacular; all three guest rooms have a wonderful view of Lake Superior. You will be greeted with freshly-baked cookies and shown to your antique-furnished room.

Adding to the feeling of welcome are terry robes & slippers, mixes for hot drinks like cider and tea and a microwave oven. Breakfast is served at 9:00 am

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When we visit Two Harbors, I often stop by to see the Edna G. My 94 year old mother's name is Edna Gertrude, so we feel a family connection! The Edna G is a tugboat which worked the Great Lakes and is now preserved as a museum ship. Edna G was built by the Cleveland Shipbuilding Company in 1896.

Two of Minnesota's most popular state parks are near Two Harbors:

Gooseberry Falls State Park where you can hike very near the falls on a variety of paths.

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park where you are allowed to climb to the (inside) top of the lighthouse and visit the historic building on the site.

If you are heading back to Duluth, take Scenic Highway 61 and make a stop in Knife River.

State Parks from Duluth to the Canadian Border

Gooseberry Falls State Park - How to Get to Gooseberry Falls State Park: Drive 13 miles northeast of Two Harbors on State Highway 61.  

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park -  How to Get to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park: Drive 20 miles northeast from Two Harbors on Highway 61 to the park entrance.  

Tettegouche State Park - How to Get to Tettegouche State Park: Drive 4.5 miles north of Silver Bay on Highway 61 to the park entrance.   

George H. Crosby Manitou State Park - How to Get to George H. Crosby-Manitou State Park: Drive 7 miles north from the village of Finland on Lake County Road 7.  

Temperence River State Park - How to Get to Temperance River State Park: Drive 1 mile north of Schroeder on Highway 61 to the park entrance.  

Cascade River State Park - How to Get to Cascade River State Park: Drive 10 miles southwest of Grand Marais, just off State Highway 61.  

Judge C R Magney State Park - How to Get to Judge C.R. Magney State Park: Drive 14 miles northeast from Grand Marais on State Highway 61.

Grand Portage State Park - How to Get to Grand Portage State Park: The park is located 5 miles north of Grand Portage on Highway 61. The entrance to the park is on the west side of the highway, just before the U.S. Customs Station on the U.S./Canada border.  

Read why Two Harbors is listed as one of our Top 10 North Shore attractions.

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Traveling from Two Harbors on up the North Shore? Check out our page: From Two Harbors to Grand Marais.

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