10 Things to Do in Silver Bay That You Shouldn't Miss

October 6, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Silver Bay in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Geologic Formations. Discover best things to do in Silver Bay with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Silver Bay

1. Shovel Point

Silver Bay, MN +1 218-226-6365
Excellent
77%
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Shovel Point

Located at Tettegouche State Park, visitors can walk out to this scenic and rocky area.

Reviewed By IllinoisKate1 - Chicago, Illinois

State Park is free and ample parking at Visitor's Center. Typical North Shore beautiful view and great workout with all the stairs on trail. Well maintained wooden plank trail.

2. Palisade Head

5480_5512 Highway 61, Beaver Bay, MN 55614
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 85 reviews

Palisade Head

Reviewed By 7ContinentsExplored - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

We drove the road up to Palisade Head and the view at the end was amazing! We enjoyed watching the lake and the rock climbers scaling the cliffs alongside where we were sitting. Definitely worth a stop! Watch for crazy drivers on the road though, we were nearly run off the road on our way back down by someone going way to fast on the curvy road up to Palisade Head.

3. Split Rock Lighthouse

3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020 +1 218-226-6372
Excellent
72%
Good
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Satisfactory
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2%
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4.5 based on 835 reviews

Split Rock Lighthouse

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 Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark.

Reviewed By Whitney S

We biked the Gitchi-Gami Trail from Gooseberry falls to Split Rock lighthouse. There is a rack that you can lock up your bikes at. It was 9 miles one way. We paid the entry fee and took the little tour. The lighthouse was neat, and it was interesting hearing about the light house keepers that use to live here and survive the winter. We hiked down the steps to get the iconic picture of the light house from below. There are a ton of step and may be difficult for some to make the trek. Neat place.

4. Tettegouche Trail

Tettegouche State Park, Hwy 61, Silver Bay, MN +1 218-353-8800
Excellent
82%
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5 based on 37 reviews

Tettegouche Trail

Reviewed By James99946 - Bradenton, Florida

It was warm Saturday when we walked to the High Falls. We drove to the Trailhead and walked about 3/4 mile to the Falls.
You will want to bring water with you . Trails are kept in really good shape. The sound of the Falls I almost enjoy as much as the sight of it. The walk is well worth it!

5. Beaver Bay Agate Shop

1003 Main Street, Beaver Bay, MN 55601 +1 218-226-4847
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Beaver Bay Agate Shop

Beaver Bay Agate Shop has been in business strictly as a rock shop since 1946. We are a family owned business that specializes in Lake Superior Agate, Thomsonite, Isle Royale Greenstone, Lapidary Equipment, and many other rock related items. We sell a variety of custom made jewelry, beads, carvings, fossils, and many other great gifts for any collector. If you aren't into the whole rock scene you might be interested in the museum we offer for free to anyone who visits the shop. We do custom jewelry as well. If you've got a special rock that you would like set in jewelry we can do it. We do wedding sets, pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets, and cuff links. We buy rock collections and agates of all sorts. Please call and ask for Keith. Thanks for visiting and hope to see you soon. Call with any questions you may have.

Reviewed By garyaverill1 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This place has so many stones. They have a lot of stone animal carvings. They even have the stone massage wands. Their main emphasis is local stones. It was quite an experience to see so many different stones. They have him in their raw form or in jewelry. I would recommend stopping by. I did have one complaint, I did not find the staff really helpful.

6. Split Rock Loop Trail

Hwy 61, Beaver Bay, MN
Excellent
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Split Rock Loop Trail

Reviewed By c2peay - Warrensburg, Missouri

Went to the falls. Trail is accessible right from the lodge if you want to do the entire loop. I drove to the last point so I could walk .7 miles instead of 10.0. Trails are somewhat difficult.

7. North Shore Scenic Cruises

Silver Bay Marina, Silver Bay, MN
Excellent
87%
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

North Shore Scenic Cruises

Reviewed By Mary J - Princeton, Minnesota

We'd been wanting to do this tour for a couple of years and it was well worth the wait and well worth the price of $30/adult. Jerry and Jay know this shoreline and the geology and are very knowlegable on the sights we see a...MoreMary, thanks for joining us! We look forward to your return for the Palisad Head / Shovel Point cruise. If you enjoyed the Split Rock Lighthouse cruise you'll definitely enjoy the Northern route. We appreciate the great review!

8. Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

3755 Split Rock Lighthouse Rd, Two Harbors, MN 55616-2020 +1 218-226-6377
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of the well-known Split Rock Lighthouse.

Reviewed By Lakesidemn - Shoreview, Minnesota

We camped at the Split Rock Lighthouse campgrounds for a couple of nights in early Sept. The campgrounds are VERY impressive. These sites book up months in advance, but we got lucky on a cancellation.

We stayed in site #2, which is close to the lake. These lake campground sites were perfect. They are very large, very private, and only a hundred yards from the parking lot. Each campsite had a cart for wheeling in camping gear. The sites had level areas for tents, fire-pits, steel storage lockers for food (keeps critters away), and large picnic talbles. The bathrooms and showers were the best I've seen in a while.

The staff at the camp registration area was very helpful, and the camping is quite inexpensive considering the awesome location. One of the best things is being able to walk a short distance to the edge of Lake Superior. The Milky Way is simply incredible from this location. Will definitely camp here again.

9. Onyx Beach

E Lakeview Drive, Water Plant Rd, Silver Bay, MN 55614
Excellent
78%
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Onyx Beach

Reviewed By W B

This beach was beautiful. It's hard to find one that isn't though up on the North Shore. Picnic table on the beach. Numerous people in kayaks and swimming.

10. Baptism River

Silver Bay, MN
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5 based on 21 reviews

Baptism River

Part of Tettegouche State Park, this waterway drops sixty feet, creating a waterfall.

Reviewed By Raintree_Thailand - Bangkok, Thailand

From the visitor center, take the short hike down to the mouth of the Baptism, where it dumps into Lake Superior. Nice spot for agate hunting, fishing, dipping your feet in the cool water, or just chilling out.

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