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Hotels in Two Harbors MN: Gateway to the North Shore

Welcome to Two Harbors, MN, the biggest small town on the North Shore. If you’re looking for a break from everyday life that includes gorgeous landscapes, friendly locals and small town amenities, staying in a Two Harbors MN hotel is perfect for you.

Just a half-hour drive from the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth, Two Harbors is the gateway to the North Shore. It is the jumping off spot for exploring state parks, day trips further up the shore, skipping stones on Lake Superior or hiking to Minnesota’s highest point. Choosing a hotel here gives you access to adventure, an opportunity to explore history and culture, and time to unwind. Whether you’re watching the sun rise over Lake Superior, or hiking to magnificent waterfalls, you will leave with wonderful memories.

That’s TWO Harbors on Lake Superior

As the name implies Two Harbors is home to two natural harbors. Agate Bay is home to shipping docks, an historic working lighthouse, the Edna G tugboat, and is adjacent to downtown. Walk the paved mile path to Burlington Bay on the east end of town for a bit more serenity. The bay’s cobblestone beaches stretch in a wide flat arc, home to the municipal campground, a public park and resort lodging.

Looking for more easy access natural splendor? You can find it year round at nearby (13 miles) Gooseberry Falls State Park and (20 miles) Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Tour the area on scenic trails, learn something new at the visitor center, and take selfies with the world’s largest freshwater lake.

Two Harbors Hospitality

When you stay in a local hotel, you get a good night’s rest plus personalized service. Local staff can answer questions and give recommendations about the area to help you make the most of your stay. This is helpful any time of year from getting tips on where to eat when it is super busy or finding out what’s open during quiet time.

Locals tend to know trail conditions and who is playing music at local pubs and breweries. This one-on-one service leads to a memorable vacation.

Explore Local Attractions

Two Harbors is a wonderful base to all the North Shore has to offer. Long used as fishing and hunting grounds by area indigenous tribes, European settlement came with the railroad in the 1850s. As such, you will find a number of historic sites and museums including the last working steam tug in operation on Lake Superior, the Edna G.

You can ride a scenic train from Two Harbors to Duluth and back, listen to the city band play summer nights in the park and look for agates. Ask at the front desk or local visitor about events and happenings while you are visiting, too.

Diverse Lodging Choices

Two Harbors offers a range of accommodations to suit every traveler's needs. Choose a luxurious lakeside resorts with a variety of room types, and full complement of amenities. Or choose a mom-and-pop motel, friendly hotels, or savor the warmth of a cabin getaway. No matter your choice, you'll find comfort and relaxation in Two Harbors' accommodations.

Local Cuisine

Your stay in Two Harbors would be incomplete without indulging in the local culinary delights. Many restaurants offer fresh fish from Lake Superior, locally-sourced wild rice, berries, and maple syrup. Taste the popular North Shore treat, smoked fish. Ask the shopkeeper for recommendations.

Embrace the flavors of the region and sample local dining rooms, cafes, restaurants, pubs, pizzerias, bars, and bistros.

Step away from your daily hustle and bustle with a memorable stay in Two Harbors. Immerse yourself in the calm and impressive wonders of natural beauty, the diverse attractions, and array of dining options. Make a Two Harbors hotel your gateway for exploring the community and the North Shore. You’ll remember the sights and the warm hospitality.


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