Two Harbors' Cove Point Lodge
We know we gave you a pretty thorough guide to Duluth in the last issue of this magazine. But we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Two Harbors as a great end-of-summer escape. Nothing cools a muggy August day like Lake Superior–chilled breezes wafting inland to this coastal small town 30 minutes north of Duluth.
Cove Point Lodge (218-226-3221, covepointlodge.com ), Superior Shores Resort & Conference Center (218-834-5671, superiorshores.com ), Grand Superior Lodge (218-834-3796, grandsuperior.com ), and Larsmont Cottages (866-687-5634, larsmontcottages.com ) are among the biggest properties along the coast.
Once you’re settled, be sure to tour the Two Harbors Light Station, then watch behemoth ore boats maneuver to the dock. Indulge your sweet tooth with chewy, nutty U’ Betcha! Bars at Great Lakes Candy Kitchen in nearby Knife River. Bike on the Gitchi-Gami State Trail between Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse State Parks. Another fun stop: Beaver Bay Agate Shop & Jewelry with a free museum and great examples of thomsonite and Isle Royale greenstone. Step into its dark room to see rocks that glow.
Two Harbors Area Chamber of Commerce, 218-834-6200, twoharborschamber.com