Outdoors


For outdoor adventure, the North Shore is beyond compare. Each one of our six unique resort destinations feature thrilling and scenic activities that are one of a kind. Take in the area’s natural beauty and explore the wilderness that’ll inspire and thrill. Explore, and maybe venture off the beaten path. There’s plenty to see and do in the North Shore’s iconic setting.

Canoer Paddling the Poplar River in Lutsen, MN

Canoeing / Kayaking

Countless lakes, rivers, and streams make the North Shore a premier canoeing destination. Explore the wilderness with paddle in hand and bask in outdoors bliss. See an outfitter for equipment and guidance. The Gunflint Trail area is a popular destination for planning a top-notch canoeing excursion.

 


Kayaking

Canoeing


Mountain Biker Heading into a Switchback Turn

Biking

From rugged terrain to paved-road trails, biking paths are plentiful throughout the North Shore. Riders can explore a network of routes of varying difficulty, each featuring their own distinct twists, turns, and views. The Gitchi-Gami State Trail is popular with those looking to trek out along a recreational paved path. Several sections are nearby our North Shore properties.


Road Biking 

Mountain Biking 

Fly fisherman tying lures

Fishing

You’re beside the largest freshwater lake in the world. There’s no better place to catch a fish – except one of our many nearby rivers! Each of our six North Shore properties boasts unparalleled locations to cast a line. Whether it be on a boat, the shores, or inland lakes and streams, there are many opportunities to indulge in one of Minnesota’s most beloved pastimes.


Inland Lakes

Fly Fishing & Streams

Charter Fishing 

Snowshoeing at Superior National

Snowshoeing/ Cross Country Skiing

Strap on a pair of snowshoes or cross-country skis and trek across tranquil landscapes through miles of trails packed with freshly fallen snow. Viewing the natural wonders of North Shore wildlife undisturbed is truly a delight.


Two Harbor Trails

Lutsen / Tofte

Duluth

Grand Marais

  • East Bay Suites
Fat Tire Biking Lutsen, Minnesota

Fat Tire Biking 

Just because the temperatures have dropped, and the snow has fallen doesn’t mean you have to put away your bike for the season. Fat tire bikes with their sturdy frames and wide tires make forging your path a breeze. Embark on an adventure like never before, carving a trail unconfined.


Duluth

Lutsen

Two Harbors 

Grand Marais 

  • East Bay Suites
Top of Moose Mountain, Lutsen Minnesota

Skiing / Cross-Country Skiing 

Four mountains topped with freshly fallen snow are the perfect canvas to design your next winter adventure. Experience breathtaking views while making your way down the spacious Midwest terrain. Snowboard or ski the Lutsen Mountains. Your adventure is sure to be legendary.

Caribou Highlands Lodge

Hiking

Tucked among the tranquil pines are paths and trails to explore. Whether you want to meander through Midwestern landscapes and take in the dazzling sights and sounds or push your limits, and your heart rate, at a more strenuous pace, the North Shore provides the ideal backdrop to enjoy a hike.


Duluth

Two Harbors

Lutsen/Tofte

Grand Marais

Outdoor Swimming Pool at Caribou Highlands

Swimming

Relaxing beside the world’s largest freshwater lake may entice you to take a swim. But if the vast expanse of Superior coldness won’t do the trick, our onsite pools welcome taking a dip. We have both indoor and outdoor pools options.


Grand Marais

Lutsen/Tofte

Two Harbors

Duluth

Superior National at Lutsen Minnesota

Golfing

The greens are calling, so pack your clubs and get ready to play until to your heart’s delight. A subtle breeze and Midwest pines create a perfect setting to tee off or line up that putt. The North Shore is home to four public courses and variety of private links.


Lutsen/Tofte

Two Harbors