SENIORS TRAVEL TO MINNESOTA’S LAKE SUPERIOR SHORE



Seniors Enjoy Two Harbors

UnknownTwo Harbors, Minnesota sits along the shore of Lake Superior. The population runs just under 4,000. Seniors driving Minnesota Highway 61, north of Duluth will be on the North Shore Scenic Drive. It serves as a main route in Two Harbors.

The local Chamber invites senior visitors to enjoy some quality time as they note that Two Harbors is a playground for all – no matter the season. Senior visitors can hike, bike, snowmobile, ski, shop or visit historical landmark museums.

The two natural harbors for which Two Harbors is named are Burlington Bay and Agate Bay. If it weren’t for the discovery of nearby iron ore and the docks, Two Harbors would not exist. In the early years Two Harbors consisted of two separate communities called Agate Bay and Burlington.

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 Senior Bikers And Hikers Enjoy The Trails

Locals and visitors alike enjoy taking a relaxing stroll or exciting bike ride along the lake walk or on one of the city wide trails, camping amongst the north woods, enjoying a meal at one of the award winning restaurants, sipping a craft beer at the local brewery or visiting some various historical landmarks.

It is always a treat to observe one of the huge ships arriving at the ore docks. TripAdvisor is big on nearby Gooseberry Falls State Park and notes that you will want to see the Split Rock Lighthouse for some great photos.

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Pack your bike and take one of the trails including the Sonju Trail for a short distance or challenge the Gitche Gumme Trail for endless miles of a biking adventure. Fishing is a year round sport on the North Shore, so hop aboard a boat and plan to pull in a trophy Lake Trout.

Seniors Enjoy Ice Fishing

In the winter, drill a nice fishing hole in the ice, as I’ve done, and relax in the winter beauty. If you are “into wading,” put your waders and fish for steelhead trout that run in the local rivers. Pack your clubs in the trunk and play the 18-hole Lakeview National Golf Course.

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Hiking is a favorite for many seniors who tackle the Superior Hiking Trail, also known as The “SHT.”  It is a 296-mile long footpath in Northeastern Minnesota that follows the ridgeline overlooking Lake Superior. That’ll keep your heart pumping.

Senior visitors will find that The Two Harbors area offers a wide array of activities and attractions, including festivals, band concerts, horse shows, boating, and the Lake County fair. Spend some quality time in Two Harbors and enjoy the variety of amenities that the Minnesota town has to offer. -jeb

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