Duluth - A contempory city filled with History and spirit! Duluth is Minnesota's largest city out side of the Twin Cities area with a Population of 85,500 - at this record), with it's lakeside settings and an incredible list of things to do and see, Duluth is a popular place to visit and have fun!!.
The center of the activities in Duluth is the waterfront.
At Canal Park the unique aerial lift bridge (pictured left) rises to let massive seafaring vessels entering the harbor.
It is easy to spot ships, that carry Flags from around the world.
A retired ore carrier The William A. Irvin (pictured below) offers tours, and the Marine Museum tells details of the Great Lakes shipping including the tragic shipwrecks, the best known one being the Wreck of The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald.
Sight seeing and dinner cruises are plentiful for you to enjoy Lake Superior.
Along the edge of the waterfront is the Lakewalk, a boardwalk for strolling or jogging, plus a bike path and trail for carriage rides.
The boardwalk extends eastwards from Canal Park to the Rose Gardens, home to over 3000 rose bushes.
To the west of Canal Park is the Bayfront Festival Park, with a season of outdoor concerts and a creative playground for the kids.
Highlights of Duluth, Minnesota - and area
Canal Park - The Corps of Engineers Maritime Visitor Center is Located here - Free Admission - Open Year round - (218-722-6489)
Gooseberry Falls - State Park featuring cascading waterfalls, scenic overlooks and hiking trails
Split Rock Lighthouse - Perched above Lake Superior, it has been a landmark since 1910, Open daily May 15th through mid October - (218-226-6372)
Lake Superior Zoo - Beautifully landscaped, the Lake Superior Zoo is a great way to spend a nice day
The Spirit Mountain Ski area - makes Duluth a great winter destination as well, with downhill, cross country skiing, snow boarding and tubing hills.
Recommended places to check out while in the Duluth Area
Some of the finest food in the Duluth area can be found here. Real Buffalo meat, EXTRA LARGE SHRIMP, Mouth watering BBQ ribs and a very complete menu will keep you busy with a selection to choose from. The restaurant area is done in a knotty pine decor and has that rustic feeling.
Duluth.com - City Page of Duluth with a ton of Information
Superior - North Shore
To Minnesotan's, the "North Shore" means Lake Superior, in all it's glory with it's shining waters stretching out over the horizon. The North Shore is where Superiors shoreline meets
low laying mountains covered by pine and birch trees. The North Shore is anchored by the intriguing city of Duluth. The scenery along the banks of the North Shore range from wilderness streams and stunning waterfalls, and adventures, from hiking to mountain biking, kayaking, to charter fishing and skiing & snowmobiling.
The North Shore Drive: - Hwy. 61, runs for about 150 miles from Duluth to Canada. Along the way is some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere.
Recently designated an All American Road, one of only 15 in the country. Seven State parks show off the many natural treasures of the shoreline, including Gooseberry Falls,
Split Rock Lighthouse. and the State's highest waterfalls at Tettegouche and Grand Portage State Parks.
Hiking trails wind along the wooden ridge for 200 miles. Lodge to Lodge hiking trips can be arranged, for those that want to get out on Lake Superior itself, there are plenty of charter fishing, sailing, kayaking and excursion boats to be found.
North Shore Visitor.com - A complete and handy lodging and vacation guide to the North Shore
of Lake Superior, Minnesota.
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