25 02, 2021

Split Rock Lighthouse

2021-02-25T16:53:04+00:00Activities & Attractions, Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, History, Two Harbors/Castle Danger|

Split Rock Lighthouse is one of the most iconic buildings on Lake Superior's North Shore. Now decommissioned, the lighthouse has been beautifully preserved and is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. Read on to learn more about the history of the lighthouse. Why A Lighthouse at Split Rock? Starting on November 27, 1905, a massive storm, known as the Mataafa Storm, hit the Great Lakes region. The storm caused a total of 29 shipwrecks on Lake Superior during a two-day period.  One of those ships, the Madeira, sank near the area known as Split Rock.  Recognizing a need [...]

10 07, 2020

Lake County Festivals

2021-08-18T20:34:05+00:00Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, Events & Holidays, Two Harbors/Castle Danger|

Lake County comes to life during the celebration of two large festivals in the month of July. Bay Days (Silver Bay/Beaver Bay) and Heritage Days (Two Harbors).  Both towns celebrate a weekend of fun, family-friendly activities that are worth checking out.  Both festivals take place in mid-July, oftentimes on the same weekend. Making Lake County the place to be on the North Shore! Bay Days Bay Days celebrates the community of Silver Bay and Beaver Bay in the heart of Lake County.  The festivities kick off on Friday night with a parade that runs from the Mary McDonald center to [...]

1 07, 2020

4th of July

2022-06-15T14:39:10+00:00Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, Duluth, Events & Holidays, Grand Marais, Hovland/Grand Portage, Schroeder/Tofte, Two Harbors/Castle Danger|

The 4th of July on the North Shore is as fun and festive as you can imagine.  With activities, parades, and firework shows all along the Lake Superior shoreline.  Wherever you are, you probably aren’t far from a 4th of July Celebration.  Here’s a list of happenings around the area. In Cook County Tofte: Tofte has quickly become the place to be in Cook County on the 4th of July! A full day of events including live music, fabulous food, a beer garden, bingo, a craft show, and minnow races.  It all starts with the Annual Tofte Trek 10k Trail [...]

2 01, 2020

Illgen Falls

2022-04-07T14:14:42+00:00Activities & Attractions, Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, Waterfalls|

Illgen Falls may not be the most well-known waterfall on the North Shore, but this waterfall makes the top of our waterfall list. This is because of the great vantage point for viewing the falls. This waterfall is approached and initially viewed from the top. Most area waterfalls are viewed from below. Also, if desired, Illgen Falls visitors are able to walk right up to the river and falls.  From this viewpoint, you can experience the power of Illgen Falls.  Even during dry periods, you'll likely find water rushing down the falls. Located in Tettegouche State Park, Illgen Falls is [...]

2 01, 2020

Caribou Falls

2021-08-11T15:38:57+00:00Activities & Attractions, Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, Waterfalls|

Caribou Falls North Shore hikes are truly unlike any others around. Pair it with a spectacular 35-foot waterfall and you will be sure to remember it for years to come. Travel 60 miles north of Duluth on Highway 61 and the hike begins at the Caribou Falls State Wayside rest stop. As of fall 2017, the wayside rest stop has been redone. It now features a newly paved parking lot, bathrooms, and a new section of trail. The trailhead is marked with a Superior Hiking Trail sign to the left of the bathrooms. About a half-mile into the woods where [...]

2 01, 2020

Beaver Falls

2021-02-25T20:36:39+00:00Activities & Attractions, Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, Waterfalls|

Beaver Falls Not many adventurers on the North Shore stop to check out the raging rush of water known as the Beaver River Falls. Visible from Highway 61 in Beaver Bay, the falls plummet down over the rocks and provide a perfect place for visitors to have a great hike with beautiful scenery. Keep your eyes peeled from the highway to get a view of the huge stack of four drops that run a course of over 350 feet, or stop at the nearby rest area for the opportunity to get up close to the falls. The falls area of [...]

1 01, 2020

Golfing on the North Shore

2021-09-30T18:16:28+00:00Activities & Attractions, Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, Duluth, Lutsen, Two Harbors/Castle Danger|

There are many activities to do outdoors on the North Shore, a favorite of many is golf. When golfing on the North Shore you have many options of where to go. If golfing is your ideal activity check out these golf courses. Superior National at Lutsen Golf Course Few Golf Courses have been built on land as spectacular as Superior National. And more recently, the golf course just completed its nearly $4.6 million course improvement project on the River and Canyon 9's. The River and Canyon 18 make up the newly renovated “Premier 18” hole golf course while the Mountain [...]

1 01, 2020

Palisade Head

2021-09-27T15:23:22+00:00Activities & Attractions, Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland|

Located within Tettegouche State Park is the enormous rock cliff known as Palisade Head. Palisade Head was formed almost 1.1 billion years ago and is visited by many. It is said to have been formed from a lava flow that pushed the rock outward into the lake. Shovel Point, the main part of Tettegouche State Park, was also formed from this extremely hard volcanic rock. The rock formation sits right on the edge of Lake Superior in Silver Bay, MN. Palisade Head offers one of the most spectacular views you can find of the North Shore. Enjoy dangling your feet [...]

1 01, 2020

Rocky Taconite

2021-08-10T17:03:12+00:00Activities & Attractions, Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, History|

Rocky Taconite is a unique monument that welcomes people to Silver Bay. It’s one of those fun, quirky monuments that makes you want to pull over on the side of the road and snap a photo in front of it. One that you see and won’t soon forget. Rocky is made up of a black spherical head and body (resembling taconite pellets). And he holds a pick which is believed to have come from old Sweden. The Swedish pick represents the many Scandinavians who settled in the area. Built in 1956, Silver Bay was a planned housing community that was [...]

1 01, 2020

Gitchi Gami State Trail

2021-08-09T17:38:09+00:00Activities & Attractions, Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, Grand Marais, Lutsen, Schroeder/Tofte, Two Harbors/Castle Danger|

When the Gitchi Gami State Trail is completed, it will have 89 miles of paved recreational trail for anyone to enjoy. It will range from Two Harbors all the way to Grand Marais and be open to a variety of recreational uses like biking, jogging, walking, and inline skating. It will be a beautiful way for people to explore the North Shore and still get exercise while doing so! As of now, 29 miles are complete, including some segments from Silver Bay to Beaver Bay and some found between Tofte and Lutsen. This year (2021) another section was completed connecting [...]

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