TWO HARBORS—For those seeking to take a leisurely stroll, rather than a vigorous hike, check out the Sonju Trail in Two Harbors. It’s a quiet, partially paved trail between Agate and Burlington Bays, and often overlooked by visitors. The trail is about one mile, and it’s the perfect place to watch for wildlife, pick agates, and soak in the relaxing sound of Lake Superior crashing against the rocks. As the seasons change, this trail offers breathtaking views of sunrises and sunsets, ice formations, and storms over Lake Superior.
To access the trail from Highway 61, turn on Park Road, between the Burlington Bay Campground and the Two Harbors Chamber of Commerce. Parking will be on the left, next to the campground. The first section of the trail is paved and meanders through tall pines, with frequent, short spur trails that take hikers to the edge of Lake Superior. A place for picnicking will be on the right. The paved path leads to a short hiking trail that takes walkers along the rocky shore of Lake Superior. The trail ends near the breakwater and Two Harbors lighthouse.