For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Duluth’s wide variety of outdoor pursuits
include hiking, mountain biking, kayaking
and more. The Superior Hiking Trail is
a 310-mile footpath that stretches from
south of Duluth to the Canadian border.
Parking lots located every 5 to 10 miles
along the trail make it accessible for both
day hikes and camping. Enger Park, with
its gardens, trails and famous tower, is
The waterways of Duluth o;er great
opportunities for boating and learning.
The Duluth Experience leads kayak
tours on Lake Superior and the St. Louis
River that reveal the cultural and natural
history of the city. For a cruise on the big
lake, Vista Fleet o;ers sightseeing tours
from Canal Park May through October.
Mountain bikers will love Spirit
Mountain, which o;ers the state’s only
li; service, picturesque views of Lake
Superior and the St. Louis River, and is
designed for riders of every skill level.
Other trails can be found at Brewery
Park, Hartley Park, Lester Park,
Piedmont and Mission Creek.
In the winter, the mountain is a popular
destination for downhill skiing, and fat
tire bikes make it possible to keep riding in
the snow. There are also plenty of trails for
cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
For History Buffs
At the turn of the 19th century, Duluth
was home to more millionaires per capita
than anywhere in the nation. Many
stately homes from that time can be
found throughout the city, including the
famous Glensheen Estate. The estate
features gorgeous gardens and bridges,
and its 39 rooms can be toured year-round.
Themed tours and special events, including
live music in the summer and holiday
decorations in December, are also available.
Duluth is a major destination for cargo
ships carrying goods across the world,
and to this day it remains the largest and
busiest Great Lakes port by far. Near the
iconic Aerial Li; Bridge, you will find the
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.
This free museum seeks to preserve
the maritime heritage of Lake Superior
and the Port of Duluth-Superior by
showcasing artifacts, documents,
publications and photographs. While
you’re there, ask for a shipping schedule
to view incoming barges.