North Shore


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Points of interest to explore

While Lake County attractions mostly fall into the “outdoors” category, many other sites remain to explore. Additionally, you’ll find historical sites, quirky landmarks, and museums that tell a fascinating story about the pioneers and industries that built the North Shore. 

Here, you won’t find amusement parks, cinemas, or professional stadiums; however, you will find the greatest lakes, the best state parks, infinite recreation, historic lighthouses, and some of the most scenic and magnificent landscapes in Minnesota – and from our perspective, the entire country.

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3m museum

3M Museum

Did you know that 3M company originated in Lake County? The 3M Museum in Two Harbors resides in the original Dwan Law Office Building. The ...
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agate bay beach

Agate Bay Beach

Agate Bay is a rocky lakeside beach with a long pier leading to a lighthouse. It offers a newly renovated boat ramp with some of ...
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Agate Bay Boat Launch

Agate Bay Boat Launch in Two Harbors, MN, features public water access located within the commercial harbor and the future site of a safe harbor ...
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anchor memorial two harbors

Anchor Memorial

While taking in the variety of activities, shopping, and food Two Harbors has to offer, don’t miss out on getting a glimpse back in time ...
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baptism river beach in tettegouche state park silver bay

Baptism River Beach – Tettegouche State Park

A rare pebble beach, fully enclosed by rocky cliffs, the Baptism River Beach at Tettegouche provides visitors with a lovely area to stroll, skip rocks, ...
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bay area historical society

Bay Area Historical Society

Encompass the history of Beaver Bay, the oldest immigrant settlement on Minnesota’s north shore, and Silver Bay, built-in 1956 by Reserve Mining Company to house ...
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beaver river falls

Beaver River Falls

The Beaver River Falls, Located in Beaver Bay, flow from the Beaver River. You can view the roadside waterfall as you drive over the Beaver ...
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Black Beach

One of the most unique beaches along the North Shore, Black Beach earns its name from the fine black sand that resulted from taconite tailings ...
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Black Beach Mini Golf

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy beautiful weather with friends or family, look no further than the newly constructed Black Beach Mini Golf ...
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silver creek bridge

Bridge No. 3589, Silver Creek Township

Bridge No. 3589 (the Silver Creek Bridge), located just north of Two Harbors across Betty’s Pies, was a historically reinforced concrete arch bridge that carried ...
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