Questions about what to do on your stay? Just ask!
All Season Activities
- State Parks – There are many state parks in the area including Gooseberry Falls, one mile from j gregers inn, Split Rock Lighthouse(5.8 mi.) just a few miles North. A little further North you’ll find Tettegouche State Park(20 mi.), Crosby Manitou(33 mi.), Temperance River(49 mi.), Cascade River(60 mi.), Judge C. R. Magney(85 mi.), and up along the border of Canada, Grand Portage(113 mi.).
- Hiking Trails – You will have access to the Gooseberry Trail system from our parking lot as well as access to the Superior Hiking Trail. By staying at j gregers inn you can get shuttle service to entrances to the Superior Hiking Trail along Minnesota’s North Shore. We are also located 3 miles from the Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Trail System. Check out the Superior Hiking Shuttle to schedule a ride to your next hike!
- Fishing & Boating – Many types of rivers and fresh water lakes are nearby and of course, Lake Superior. Fish found in the area include lake trout, a variety of salmon in the rivers and inland lakes provide walleye, small mouth bass, northern pike, perch and brook trout. All the major lakes in the area offer an official DNR boat launch, or you can take your boat down to the Lake Superior boat landing at Burlington Bay in Two Harbors, MN.
- Adventure Sailing on Lake Superior – Day sails on glassy seas, group excursions, romantic anniversary sails, family overnights, heavy weather sailing, Isle Royale circumnavigation–whatever your comfort level, skills, age, and abilities, we have something for you. Available year-round. Check out Amicus Adventure Sailing to book your sail boat ride.
- Wave watching – Take a moment to watch and listen to Lake Superior’s splashing waves in our own back yard or at any of the scenic stops along the shore. Check out Stoney Point to the South on Scenic Highway 61 for great waves, there may even be surfers out there!
- Nearby cities and local businesses – Cities just to the South: Two Harbors(14 mi.), Duluth(35 mi.). To the North: Beaver Bay(10 mi.), Silver Bay(13 mi.), Schroeder(38 mi.), Grand Marais(68 mi)
|Facts about Lake Superior & Minnesota’s North Shore|
|Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area and the third largest by volume||3-quadrillion gallons (est)|
|The average temperate of Lake Superior||39 degrees|
|Original names for the big lake||gichigami (Ojibwa),
Lac Superieur (French), Gitche Gumee
Spring & Summer Activities
- Bicycling – There’s many wonderful paved bike trails nearby including the Gitchi-Gami State Trail(GGST) which crosses the j gregers inn property. Once completed, the GGST will be 86 miles long.
- Canoeing and kayaking – The many inland lakes and rivers provide an abundance of canoeing and kayak opportunities. There’s also nearby Lake Superior access in Beaver Bay and Two Harbors. “North Shore Visitor” provides a helpful list of canoe and kayak access points in the area.
- Golfing – Golf courses are located a few miles to the South and to the North. South of us you’ll find Lake View National Golf Course in Two Harbors, and a number of golf courses in Duluth. North of j gregers inn you’ll find Silver Bay Municipal Golf Course, Superior National at Lutsen, and Gunflint Hills Golf Course near Grand Marais, Minnesota.
- More activities – include picnicking, dining at delicious, local restaurants like The Rustic Inn Cafe, The Scenic Cafe, Duluth Grill, or locally made pie at Betty’s Pies. Other activities include scenic overlooks at Palisade Head, agate hunting on Lake Superior beaches, birding, driving the Gunflint Trail, ride the North Shore Scenic Railroad, touring a great lakes freighter. Check our news page where we may occasionally highlight more exciting North Shore Minnesota activities.
- Falls colors tour – For a new perspective on the North Shore check out any of the trails, parks or scenic drives during the autumn months. Check out the North Shore Fall Color Report to plan your trip around peak fall color times
- Snowshoeing – Venture our for an afternoon wildlife expedition at the nearby Superior Hiking Trails and state park hiking trails. For more information about trails check out North Shore Visitor Snowshoe Trails.
- Cross country skiing – Once the snow falls, cross country ski trails come to life. For more information about cross country ski trails checkout North Shore Visitor Ski Trails.
- Winter River Exploration – Come explore the wild rivers and gorges of the North Shore – in the winter!! January thru March offers a unique combination of ice, snow, and sun conditions that provide excellent travel opportunities for those who want to explore the unique rivers and gorges along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Check out Amicus to book your adventure.
- And other activities – Dog sledding is provided by area mushers see more here. Ice fishing, warming up in your room by the safe and clean gas fireplace, ice skating or making snow angels! Go downhill skiing or snowboarding at Lutsen or Spirit Mountain in Duluth. Snowmobile and ATV rental is available at nearby Beaver Bay Sports.
Exciting Events & Festivals
Every year there are some events that bring many visitors to the area. If you haven’t attended these events, check them out sometime!
Guided hikes, classes, live music, museums
There’s a lot going on around the North Shore. Check out this North Shore calendar for special events like guided hikes and skiing and classes like wood working, bench making, artisan bread making, soap making and many other crafts.