Two Harbors

Two Harbors, Minnesota

From the first shipment in 1884, iron ore had been the foundation of the city of Two Harbors. Gigantic lakers [ships that sail the Great Lakes; salties are ocean bound ships] continue to maneuver around the ore docks in Agate Bay, where the historic tug, Edna G. is docked. An easy walk along the waterfront and through a neighborhood, along the Sonju Trail, leads to the other bay, Burlington Bay, home of the town beach.

As the largest town on the shore, Two Harbors has a number of non-tourism related businesses and community events, which you may find interesting and are most welcome to attend. Stop at the R.J. Houle Visitors Center on the northeast end of town for up-to-date events. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, this log cabin was once the Cloquet Lake fire station; read more about it on the plaque just outside the center.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Two Harbors Public Library

320 Waterfront Drive | Two Harbors, MN 55616

Open Monday through Friday in the summer with abbreviated Saturday hours in the winter.

Open Monday through Friday in the summer with abbreviated Saturday hours in the winter.

Lake County HIstorical Society

520 South Avenue | Two Harbors, MN 55616

Operating the 1892 Two Harbors Light Station (seasonal) 1902 Dwan Building / 3M Museum (seasonal) 1907 Duluth & Iron Range Depot Museum Edna G tugboat

Operating the

  • 1892 Two Harbors Light Station (seasonal)
  • 1902 Dwan Building / 3M Museum (seasonal)
  • 1907 Duluth & Iron Range Depot Museum
  • Edna G tugboat

Stops Along the Way

two harbors lighthouse bbTwo Harbors Waterfront (mile marker 25.0-28.0)

  • Minnesota’s only operating Lighthouse, built in 1892
  • Edna G tugboat, open for tours
  • Depot Museum and 3M
  • Museum Hopping on [and off] stop for the North Shore Scenic Railroad

Two Harbors Uptown (mile marker 25.0-28.0)

  • Shops, services, restaurants, motels and hotels
  • Headquarters for the Superior Hiking Trail
  • Summer concerts and festivals; Thomas Owens Park on 6th St between 3rd & 2nd Ave
  • Lakeview National Golf Course
  • Nighttime skiing on the Erkki Harju Trail
  • Connector to the North Shore Snowmobile Trail

For more Things To Do, click on specific choices under Activities, Attractions and Events