Lake Superior Blog

The Longest Night of the Year

“It was the first breath of the new moon,” novelist Diana Gabaldon wrote, “but the whole of it was visible, a perfect ball of violet and indigo cupped in a sickle of light, luminous among the stars.” Gabaldon hasn’t stayed

Larsmont Mitten Tree

May you always have a poem, like a pair of cozy mittens; Knitted by a friend who loves you. May your poem hold your hands through the blizzard of your living; Every word a warm blessing. Written by a soul

Fresh Fish From Hawaii

Fresh, just-caught Pacific Ocean fish in the middle of Minnesota? With modern technology, it’s easier than ever. Our friends at Norpac Fisheries in Hawaii are catching fish, slapping them on a flight, and getting them to our table less than

Ancient Relaxation

Sauna and Hot Tub Near the Lake “Life without sauna,” former Finnish prime minister Urho Kekkonen once said, “seems to me impossible.” And while some go for years without this experience, we more or less agree. A life without a

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

Best Dining Experience: Larsmont Cottages

Our Ledge Rock Grille offers legendary dinners off the main menu. Brunch, served seven days a week until 4pm, means pancakes with cinnamon apples, honey roasted sweet potatoes with fresh herbs, eggs, and ciabatta, or spicy maple bacon panini with

Get Inline

America’s Largest Inline Marathon We all love Grandma’s Marathon, but sometimes you’d rather just go roller blading. Experience the largest inline marathon in the nation as the leaves begin to change. The NorthShore Inline Marathon (September 13) draws participants from

Why the last half of August is the best time to visit!

Late August is the best time to visit Lake Superior. Gorgeous weather, fewer people, and tons of activities. To help “paint the picture” of what your stay could look like, we’ve put together a little narrative with some sample itineraries

Two Harbors Kayak Festival


Would you like to tour the lake in a kayak, watch (or participate) in a 5, 10, or 18-mile race, or get your kids involved in the sport with instruction or with a kids race? This August 2–3 (with an

Kids Activities in Two Harbors

There is nothing quite like unstructured outside play, but if you’ve ever heard your little ones tell you “I’m bored” you know that spontaneity doesn’t always come easy. Fortunately, there are a number of convenient and low-cost activities for kids