Fat Biking in Lake County

Just because there is snow on the ground doesn’t mean that you don’t have the opportunity to get some great exercise.  Fat biking is the way to go if you want to get outside and see some beautfiful winter trails.

One of the hotspots to check out is the Lake County Demonstration Forest.  The Demonstration Forest features 5.3 miles of trails to ride along.  There are three machine-groomed trails as well as one ungroomed trail.  For more information about Fat Biking in the Demonstration Forest, please visit their webpage.

If you are looking at fat biking along Lake Superior, look no further than Split Rock Lighthouse. This State Park has 8.7 miles of groomed trails that are perfect for not only fat biking, but snowshoeing, skate-skiing, and winter hiking.  Along with fat biking, Split Rock Lighthouse has many other fun winter activities to participate in.  For more information about Split Rock Lighthouse State Park in the winter, visit this webpage.

Don’t have a fat bike? Don’t worry!  Spokengear in Two Harbors has bike rentals and you can learn more about their selection here!

Have fun in the snow and stay warm!

What’s Happening this Weekend in Lake County?

Fall is always a fun time to go out and enjoy the weather before it gets a little bit too cold outside.  This weekend there are several fun activities around the area for you to participate in!

The weekly Meat Raffle is on Friday, October 25th. American Legion hosts the event from 5 – 6 PM.  The event is fun to get together with friends and win some delicious friends!

Every weekend Castle Danger has brewery tours on Fridays and Saturdays that let take a peek behind the curtain of your favorite local beer.  The tour lasts for 30 minutes and costs $5 to tour.  All proceeds from brewery tours are donated to the local food shelf.  For more information visit the Castle Danger website.

Kamloops is having live music on Friday night from 8 – 11 PM.  Stop by and enjoy delicious food and listen to awesome music.  It is a great time to spend with friends and family.

2019 Fall Fest!

On October 31st (Halloween), the Two Harbors Community partners will be hosting their 2019 Fall Fest!  The event is being hosted at the Two Harbors Community Center from 1-3 PM and will be open to anyone interested in attending.  Join the fun which will include cupcakes, beverages, and Norwegian Bingo.  Since the Fall Fest lands on Halloween, attendees can dress up in costume, but it is not mandatory.  If you are interested in attending you need to RSVP before Friday, October 25th by calling (218) 834-8024.  It is going to be a fun community event and we hope you can join everyone at the 2019 Fall Fest!

What’s Going on This Week in Lake County?

It is starting to get to that time of year where we are more inclined to button up each time we leave the house. Despite the colder weather, there are still plenty of fun activities that are going on this week. 

The first special event to take note of is Tuesday Trivia Mafia! This will be a fun night of trivia at Castle Danger Brewery on Tuesday night from 6 – 7 pm. Get your team together and meet us at the Brewery! For more information click here. 

Wednesday night is the Chamber After Hours event hosted by Amy Jordahl from State Farm and Chrissy Scandin from Northern Nights and Dept. Two. This event will feature snacks and beverages from 5 – 6:15pm at State Farm Insurance. Afterward, s’mores will be served at Northern Lights from 6:15 – 8pm. All Chamber members are invited to this event and is a great opportunity to network with local business owners! For more information click here! 

For every event on our calendar and information please click here. 

September Networking Breakfast

The Lake County Chamber of Commerce is hosting another networking breakfast this Friday (Sept. 13th). The breakfast is at Kamloops from 8 – 9:30. This is a great opportunity for local professionals to connect with each other in a casual environment. It’s a great place to introduce yourself and share what is going on with your business.

Register for the breakfast here!

Leaf Watching 2019

With summer wrapping up, it is time to look forward to Autumn. Football is back, the air is crisp, and the leaves on the trees are just starting to turn colors. The changing colors bring plenty of people to the North Shore, so where is the best place to get some fantastic views of fall colors?

Some of the fall color hotspots are three of the state parks along Highway 61; Gooseberry State Park, Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, and Tettegouche State Park. These parks have well-kept trails that make hiking into the wilderness more approachable.

The truth is, no matter where you go on the North Shore, you will have an excellent time watching the fall colors. Go out and adventure!

Weekend Music

Last week I wrote about the last concert of the season for the Two Harbors City Band, but there is still a bunch of live music happening this weekend!

Castle Danger Brewery will be having two live performances during the weekend. On Friday, Dave Cofell will be playing progressive folk, blues, and originals. This concert starts at 7 pm and Dave will be playing until 9 pm. There will be more music at Castle Danger Brewery on Saturday when Americana duo Pushing Chain plays at 2 pm until 4 pm.

Another great place to catch some live music is at Kamloops Restaurant in Superior Shore Resort. Each Friday through October Kamloops has live music from 8 pm- 11 pm. Be sure to stop by each week for great food and great music.

If you will be closer to Duluth, stop by the Boat Club Restaraunt and Bar on Friday for live music performed by Maxi Childs Trio. Their performance starts at 6 pm and they will be performing until 11 pm.

The Historic Two Harbors City Band

The Two Harbors City Band has been playing every summer since 1897. That’s 122 years of providing the community with fantastic music. The dedicated musicians have been playing in the Paul Gauche Memorial Bandshell since it’s construction in 1937. Now over 80 years later the Two Harbors City Band may be playing their last concert in the Bandshell.

In recent years, there has been a movement of local music lovers that have formed a non-profit in order to design and construct a new performing arts center in Thomas Owens Park. The new venue will not simply be a stage but will include a storage area for music and equipment and a rehearsal area. For the general public, the performing arts center will have public restrooms, handicap accessibility, and multi-use areas to be used by the entire community. While the park may change in the future, what won’t change is the constant passion for music in Two Harbors.

Don’t miss what will likely be the last concert in the Paul Gauche Memorial Bandshell Thursday, August, 15th at 7:30 pm. It is sure to be an exciting night in the park.

Lake County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

It was a rainy Monday morning, but the chamber member golfers did not shy away. After a crazy rainstorm and an hour delay, the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble was underway! The event brought many local businesses together for a great networking event that raised money for the Chamber of Commerce.

Each hole was sponsored by a business member of the Chamber of Commerce. While teams waited on the tee box, there were games and prizes for teams to play and win. The games also ended up with you having the opportunity to improve how you play the golf hole.

Despite the rainy morning, the afternoon was warm and beautiful. Once all of the teams had finished their round of golf, everyone went inside to enjoy steaks for dinner. Prizes and awards were handed out, and everyone was able to have a chance to visit with each other.

Thank you to all who participated, sponsored, and volunteered in the Lake County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble. It was a great event and we cannot wait until next year!

What’s Going on in Lake County?

It is another beautiful week in Lake County, take full advantage of it by checking out these great events. There will be farmers markets, music, golf, and more, so there will be something for anyone to enjoy.

The Two Harbors Farmers Market is on Thursday evening from 3 pm – 6 pm at Cedar Coffee Company. Enjoy walking around and seeing all of the fresh food! It is fun for the whole family and more importantly, it would support homegrown produce.

There are only three Two Harbors City Band concerts left in the season, so be sure to check out this historic band. This is also the last season in the Paul Gauche Memorial Bandshell, so it will be a memorable last few concerts in the park. The concert is on Thursday night from 7:30 until 8:30.

For golfers, This weekend is the annual Agate City Classic at Lakeview National Golf Course. This singles tournament is one of the highlights of the golf season as golfers from all over the state compete for the championship. Qualifying rounds are on Saturday with medal play on Sunday.

There are always fun events going on in the are, be sure to check out the events calendar so you can stay connected!