While Minnesota’s picturesque North Shore remains daubed in layers of fresh powder, spring’s thaw is so close that we can practically smell the budding flora, feel those April showers, and hear the native birds’ songs. As blindingly-white snow makes way for vibrant hues of green, thrillseekers flock up the North Shore to Superior Shores Resort for a long-awaited extended break from the Twin Cities’ clutch. Most travelers who frequently visit Two Harbors, MN, hold a special place in their hearts for adventure. We always encourage our guests to explore all that makes this beautiful land so incredibly distinct: gushing waterfalls, rocky beaches, classic Minnesota comfort food, and, of course, three quadrillion gallons of Lake Superior water. To ensure that your springtime escape to Superior Shores Resort is nothing but flawless, we’ve compiled a quick North Shore kayak guide (as seen below).
North Shore Kayak Tours
Our friends up Highway 61 at Sawtooth Outfitters offer a wide variety of half-day or full-day North Shore kayak tours. The folks at Sawtooth lead excursions beneath Beaver Bay’s Palisade Head, along the shores of eye-popping Onyx Beach, near Temperance River State Park, up the Brule River into the Boundary Waters, and deep into the heart of the Superior National Forest. Guided kayak tours range from $60 to $120, depending on length and location. Day Tripper of Duluth, meanwhile, leads groups near the base of Split Rock Lighthouse and around breathtaking Ellingson Island.
A Self-Guided Excursion Into the Unknown
The possibilities are virtually endless when you wisely choose a self-guided North Shore kayak expedition with friends or family. There are approximately 150 miles of Lake Superior shoreline at the ready, including ample aquatic acreage near Superior Shore Resort’s private beaches in both Flood and Burlington Bay. We’ve paddled in many of the state’s most scenic destinations, including Lake of the Isles, Lake Vermillion, and Lake Pepin, and nothing tops the glory of Minnesota’s jagged Lake Superior shoreline. Here are a few of our favorite locales near Two Harbors:
- Flood Bay / Burlington Bay
- Gooseberry Falls State Park / Agate Beach
- Ellingson Island / Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
- Beavers Bay / Wieland Island
- Pellet Island / Silver Bay Marina
- Onyx Beach
- Sugarloaf Cove
- Artists Point
Classic North Shore Resorts
After a full day of hiking, waterfall hunting, and kayaking near Duluth, MN, retreat to Superior Shores Resort for classic Northern Minnesota eats, a hot tub soak, and a beach bonfire. Unlike most Lake Superior resorts, we’re perfectly situated in-between lively Duluth and two of the Midwest’s most-visited state parks (Split Rock and Gooseberry Falls). If you’re interested in kayaking in Lake Superior, please give our team a call today at 800-242-1988—every great adventure starts at Superior Shores!