(Some places may close in off season or have reduced opening hours.)

Information Centers (generally not open in off-season or limited hours):
♦ Beaver Bay, Hwy 61, north side of town -- Web Site: www.beaverbaymn.com
♦ Silver Bay, Outer Drive -- Web Site: www.silverbay.com
♦ Two Harbors, Hwy 61, north side of town Web Site: www.twoharborsmn.com

Golf, boating, tennis and trails:
Golf: Silver Bay Golf Club (9 holes), driving range, practice green, club and cart rental, concession stand, 226-3111, turn onto Outer Drive at traffic light and follow signs.

Marina at Bayside Park, Hwy 61: Owned by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and operated by City of Silver Bay, May 15 to Oct. 15. 8 am to 6 pm seven days weekly, seasonal and transient slips, protected boat launch, concession stand, gas and diesel sales. Park has picnic facilities and a pebble beach where reportedly you may find agates. 226-3121.

Tennis: Three courts in Silver Bay, no charge.

-- We’re in the heart of northeastern Minnesota’s groomed snowmobile trails. Local trail maps available at various locations.

-- Superior Hiking Trail, 200 miles. From Windsong, walk the biking trail to just past the entrance to Cove Point Lodge to a planked walkway to Hwy 61 and cross over to the trail access.

-- Gitchi-Gami State Trail, for biking and other non-motorized use. The section accessible at the Windsong entrance runs from Beaver Bay to Gooseberry State Park. Additional segments completed yearly.

-- Ski trails accessible from Silver Bay (Penn Blvd., Co. Hwy 5) and Tettegouche State Park.

♦ The best of the very, very good is Split Rock Lighthouse, four or five miles south of here. Be sure to see the film. It also has an excellent gift shop.

♦ Also visit Gooseberry (south of here) and Tettegouche (north) State Parks.

Palisade Head—not really a park but in non-winter months you can drive to the top for great views. Might see some rock climbers. North of Silver Bay off Hwy 61.

Dining and Drinking:
Beaver Bay has a variety of restaurants serving good, simple country cooking, lunch and dinner. These are all located along Hwy 61 and include:

Camp 61

Cove Point Lodge (both a restaurant at the main lodge and a roadhouse (Crossings) on the highway) 

Northern Lights Roadhouse (also breakfast buffet on Sundays)

Lemon Wolf Cafe

For drinks and snacks only, there’s the Green Door, Beaver Bay’s municipal bar and off-sale store, northern edge of town, Hwy 61. 

Gift Shops:
Well, of course you want to check out some gift shops, especially if (horrors) it’s a drizzly day. We’ve got a bunch up here, but these are the ones we know owners have used.

Fish Out of Water: Lois and Dick, the owners, stock unique stuff. Little Marais, 13 miles north on Hwy 61.

Gift shop at Split Rock Lighthouse.

Northern Lights Roadhouse, Beaver Bay, has some interesting items, including North Shore moonlight photography.

Beaver Bay Agate Shop.

Cedar Chest, Beaver Bay, gifts, clothing, books)

Up North for Christmas, Beaver Bay

Gooseberry State Park gift shop.

Groceries, Liquor, Hardware:
♦ Zup’s supermarket, Silver Bay Shopping Center, good meats, deli, usual grocery line.

♦ Convenience store groceries at Holiday and Mobil stations, Beaver Bay

♦ Liquor, wine, beer available at the Green Door, Hwy 61, Beaver Bay (municipal).

♦ Julie’s True Value Hardware & Variety, Silver Bay Shopping Center.

Churches (call for worship times):

♦ Assembly of God, Hwy 61, Beaver Bay, 218-226-3014

♦ Baptist, 12 Law Dr., Silver Bay, 218-226-4202

♦ Baptist, Palisade, Hwy 61, Silver Bay, 218-226-3039

♦ Bay Vineyard, 99 Edison Blvd., Silver Bay, 218-226-9652

♦ Lutheran, LCMC, Sychar, 14 Edison, Silver Bay, 218-226-4424

♦ Lutheran, Missouri Synod, Faith, 105 Outer Dr., Silver Bay, 218-226-3908

♦ Roman Catholic, St. Mary’s, 57 Horn Blvd., Silver Bay, 218-226-3691

♦ Ecumenical Protestant, United, 17 Horn Blvd., Silver Bay, 218-226-3973