Family-Friendly Itinerary: Two-Day Trip

Family-Friendly Itinerary - 2 Day - Trip

What To Bring:


Knife River

Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse – pick up smoked fish, crackers, cheese, and bevies for the family.

Great Lakes Candy Kitchen – Gummies, caramels, turtles

Knife River Beach – Picnic Lunch with treats, Swim, Rock skip – Sandy and rocky beach

Two Harbors

Agate Bay/Breakwall – watch a giant cargo ship come in and walk the break wall to the end.

Take a stroll around the point along the flat rocks and path.

Depot Museum – and get a good photo op of the family in front of the old train station.

Head to Burlington Station. Buy gifts and grab Callie’s Sweets to bring home for your friends and family. Popcorn, fudge, and specialty sodas. Stop at the info center, grab maps and take a pic on the big chair.

Castle Danger

Stop at the Rustic Inn and have dinner on the oversized deck. Huge menu and delicious pie. Stop at Gooseberry Falls State Park and hike around the falls. You can push a stroller or get more intense and hike up to the upper or lower falls or down to Agate Beach on Lake Superior, where you can rockhound for agates and sea glass.

What To Bring:

Day Two

Silver Bay

Breakfast at the Northwoods Grill. Family-friendly options for food and nice comfy booths for families. Head to Zups Grocery store and grab some lunch goodies for a picnic lunch and Smore’s later. Then, head to the North Shore Adventure Park, which features ten zip lines, six challenge courses, and a little climbers park for 3-6-year-olds. If you don’t care to climb, you can watch for free. Give yourself 3 hours at the park.

Black Beach Picnic. There are fire rings on the beach and picnic tables. Have a picnic lunch and fire.

Black Beach Mini-Golf Course and play a round with the family.

Drive to Tettegouche State Park’s Visitors Center. Park in the parking lot for free and walk down to the Baptism River Mouth Trail. Skip rocks and play in the water.

Dinner – Heading North? Stop in Lutsen for dinner or if you’re headed back south, grab a pizza at Do North or the North Shore Pizza Café. Both are tasty!