Betty’s Pies

Food & Drink

No road trip along the North Shore is complete without stopping at Betty’s pies to curb my sweetness-craving. Located in Two Harbors, along Highway 61 across from Lake Superior. With a line out the door, it comes as no surprise that Betty’s touts the “World famous” moniker. Beginning as a fish-shack her father Aleck opened […]

June 22, 2019

Castle Danger Brewing

Food & Drink

Castle Danger Brewery, named for the town of its inception in 2011, is located in downtown Two Harbors. It started at the Castle Haven Cabins resort and has since moved to a big taproom that seats 130, has a 30-bbl brewing system and a canning line. They brew with fresh Lake Superior water and are […]

January 26, 2016

Vanilla Bean Restaurant

Food & Drink

When it comes to the North Shore, I’ve always been a bit of a Two Harbors kind of gal. So when I was passing through, I just had to stop for breakfast. Opened in 1998, Vanilla Bean Restaurant is right off 61 just as you come into Two Harbors, a short walk to Lake Superior […]

November 21, 2015

Carmody Irish Pub and Brewing

Food & Drink

Next up on the bucketlist is a bar in downtown old Duluth. The , a favorite of the zombie pub crawl crowd. It’s dark, quiet and slow (maybe it was just while I was there?). Plus side: one of the waitresses looks like a Megan Fox carbon copy.

October 15, 2014

Lake Superior

Parks & Geology

 (from site) Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by Canada’s Ontario and the United State’s Minnesota to the north and west, and Wisconsin and Michigan to the south. It is generally considered the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. It is the world’s […]

September 26, 2013

Two Harbors Breakwater

Parks & Geology

(from site) In 1887, a project was adopted to improve the harbor at Agate Bay by constructing breakwaters from the eastern and western points at the entrance. At that time, Agate Bay, also known as Two Harbors, had two elevated iron ore docks, and two merchandise docks. 1887 Map of Agate Bay showing proposed breakwaters. […]

September 25, 2013

Silver Creek Cliff Tunnel & Cliff

Historical & Museum, Parks & Geology

(from site) For years Highway 61’s most breathtaking moment was driving along the Silver Creek Cliff, formed by volcanic activity more than a million years ago. Before it became part of the trunk highway system in the 1920s, the road actually diverted inland several miles to avoid the cliff. When the trunk highway was built, […]

August 29, 2013

Split Rock Light House

Historical & Museum, Parks & Geology

(from site) Shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale prompted this rugged landmark’s construction. Completed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1910, Split Rock Light Station soon became one of Minnesota’s best known landmarks. Restored to its 1920s appearance, the light station offers a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular setting. Split Rock […]

August 27, 2013

D&IR Railroad Depot Museum

Historical & Museum

(from site) The Depot Museum located in the 1907 headquarters of the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad, highlights the early pioneering history of the county including exhibits on Lake County archeological digs to the first shipment of iron ore from Minnesota and the vast logging companies from the turn-of-the-century. The museum faces the harbor, site of […]

August 27, 2013