50 Things to Do & See on the North Shore


Experience Everything Lake Superior & MN North Shore Have to Offer!

Cove Point Lodge is a place of calm and action-all at the same time. On a typical day you might observe the following… In the early morning hours a photographer waiting for that very special sunrise through the fog shot, while in the lodge two guys are meeting their charter captain for a day of salmon fishing on lake superior. Out on the deck a couple are having a cup of coffee, while others are out-side the main entry getting their bikes ready for a ride to Split Rock Lighthouse. At breakfast tables some guests are talking about the incredible hiking trails while others are going to Palisade Head to do some rock climbing on the cliffs that rise directly out of Lake Superior. Still others plan to go into nearby Beaver Bay for some shopping and to return early to the lodge to read a favorite book. At Cove Point Lodge everyday brings new adventures and peaceful relaxation.

With the property located right off this 286-mile trail this is truly a hikers delight. The footpath largely follows the rocky ridgeline above Lake Superior on Minnesota’s North Shore from Duluth to the Canadian border.

With the property located right off this 25-mile non-moterized and paved recreational trail visitors can enjoy the sites of Two Harbors and Grand Marais, Minnesota, along Lake Superior’s beautiful and historic North Shore.
SplitRock-smallThis park is situated on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Perhaps best known for its historic lighthouse, this park offers numerous recreational opportunities. Visitors can cart-in their supplies to pristine campsites along Lake Superior. Scenic trails along the lake link up to the spectacular Superior Hiking Trail. Anglers cast their lines for lake trout, salmon, and brown trout. The rocky beach is perfect for skipping stones into Lake Superior.
Gooseberry Falls is the gateway to the North Shore. It is known for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, Lake Superior shoreline, Civilian Conservation Corps log and stone structures, and north woods wildlife.
During various time of the year you can witness some of the spectacular wave shows that Lake Superior can display.  Follow wave activity with the following link from the NOAA! Learn more here!
Just 4 miles NE of Silver Bay you’ll be able to take in amazing views of Lake Superior off of 200 foot tall cliffs!

Resort Activities

  • Free use of snowshoes
  • lodge campfires in the evenings
  • bocce ball
  • swimming
  • sauna
  • Frisbee golf on-site
  • geo caching
  • snowmobile
  • rent bikes
  • hike directly from the property
  • enjoy a massage and take in the many events scheduled at Cove Point Lodge.