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Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site Split Rock Lighthouse is a North Shore icon, perched on the cliffs of Lake Superior.  It has been restored to its early 1920s appearance and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2011. Visit the beautiful historic grounds and learn about the fascinating history of the beacon that guided…

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Lake County Circle Tours

Explore a plethora of historic sites that tell the stories of Lake County’s evolution, including historical landmarks, architecture, industry birthplaces, and community icons. Two Harbors may be best known for its location near Lake Superior. However, there’s much more to explore around town than only the great lake. Take the Two Harbors Selfie Tour and…

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Hiking the North Shore

Hiking in Lake County Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the North Shore!  There is truly something for everyone, from scenic lakeside walking trails to the world-famous Superior Hiking Trail and the fantastic trail systems within our state parks.

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Ice Fishing Lake County
Ice Fishing

Fishing From fishing off a pier along Lake Superior or in a canoe in the Boundary Waters Wilderness, Lake County’s home to more than 840 lakes, 36 rivers & streams, showing that Lake County easily earns its name.    

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Birding

Each Spring in Lake County we get greeted by birds that migrate back to the north.  It gives us the chance to appreciate these birds until they go back south for the winter.  When visiting Lake County be sure to check out these birding spots. Two Harbors Lighthouse Point provides bird watchers a prime location…

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ATV & OHV

ATV & OHV If you like adventure and thrill, then Lake County is for you. With some of the most thrilling and action-packed trails in the area, you will never be bored. Load up the ATVs and head up North for the weekend to endure the never-ending adrenaline of the ATV trails of Lake County….

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Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking Both canoeing and kayaking are great ways to get out on the water and exercise.  You will find many places in Lake County for you to paddle around. If you’re looking to get out in the water in a kayak or canoe, Lake County has lots of options for where you can…

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Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks When you think of shipwrecks on Lake Superior, your first thought may be the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, but Lake County and Lake Superior have a much deeper history than just the one ship. In the late 1800s and early 1900s the Great Lakes (Lake Superior in particular) were very dangerous to sail on. Here are several…

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Rockhounding

Rockhounding Whether it is igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic, Lake County has the rocks you are looking for. Rockhounding is a great activity to get you outside during the summer. The North Shore is the best place to find the most unique rocks in the county. In lake county Minnesota there is no shortage on rocks….

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Boating

Boating Getting out on the water in a boat in Minnesota is a huge part of outdoor life for residents and tourists and Lake Superior makes it feel you’re cruising in the ocean. Inland lakes alone account for nearly 30 public boat landings for trailered boats. These lakes have a lot to offer, from spending…

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