The Two Harbors Trails Plan was published in 2005 and has proved an effective document guiding trail development in the City for the last decade. Changes in the community, and in funding opportunities, call for the document to be updated in a comprehensive “Master Plan” format. This Master Plan will use input from City leaders, residents, public land administrators, trail enthusiasts, and other stakeholders to describe the potential trail system and to develop a statement of overall objectives, goals, and actions. The Plan will serve as a “Master Plan” in compliance with the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission, a primary potential funding partner.

In 2017, MnDOT hired consultant Stantec as a pilot project to pre-engineer bicycle facilities. This bicycle route planning study identifies the challenges and opportunities of building a bicycle route connecting Highway 61 (MN 61) through the City of Two Harbors. It begins with a summary of the project and work done previously, outreach and engagement, route and segment analysis, and cost estimates for the proposed route. View the final draft HERE.

Draft Trail Plan

A new draft of the trail plan integrating the information from the Stantec Report is available for download below:

Two Harbors Trails Plan-Draft

Two Harbors Trails Plan-Short Version-Draft


June 22nd, 2017 Public Review Meeting

February 16th, 2017 Public Visioning Session

March 15th, 2017 Survey Review Meeting

April 26, 2017 Vision and Recommendation Review Meeting

May 25th, 2017 Survey Review Meeting

More Information

If you would like to spread the word about the Two Harbors Trails Plan Update or to find out more information, see the materials below:


Justin Otsea
ARDC/Two Harbors City Planner

Phone: 218-834-8833

This website and plan update was funded in part by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under Award NA14NOS4190055 provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, U.S. Department of Commerce or Minnesota Department of Natural Resources