Summer on 26 miles of Lake Superior


Summer is full of fun in Duluth, MN. Don’t take my word for it though, last year we were voted one of the best places to live and the best outdoor town! The reason is easy to see since we’re living in a city that stretches 26 miles along Lake Superior, has nearly 7,000 parks, about 200 miles of wooded trails, and multiple trout streams. It’s no wonder we want to be outside!

Here are some upcoming outdoor things you may not want to miss!

Spirit Mountain Bike Park
If you’re a mountain biker you’ll be happy to hear Spirit Mountain is expanding it’s downhill mountain biking and COGGS is building the Duluth Traverse, a 100 miles of bike trails (scheduled to be completed by 2017).


Glensheen is doing a lot of new and fun stuff, concerts on the pier, bonfires and new tours. http://glensheen.org

The Greater Downtown Council is putting on Movies in the Park again. Grab a loved one, a blanket, picnic basket full of popcorn and enjoy the show on the shore of Lake Superior.

August 15th and 16th, enjoy over 180 artist and entertainers from all across the US at the Bayfront Park Art Fair.

Or, for those true outdoorsmen and women, there’s the Sasquatch Scramble Obstacle 5k at Boulder Lake. The slip-n-slide sounds fun, I’m not so sure about the mud crawl…

And those are just a few things to do in Duluth, MN. Stay with us and we can recommend all kinds of adventures in our great city!

Bentleyville Tour of Lights 2014 in Duluth, MN


Bentleyville 2014

Bentleyville is open and there’s a nice blanket of snow on the ground. Unless your a Grinch it’s hard not to feel a holiday cheer as you walk around. There are a lot of new light displays to see this year, and many old favorites. (I’ve already been there twice!) There’s even a tent with ice sculptures which are a new feature this year as well. We of course enjoyed the cookies, hot chocolate, popcorn, marshmallow roasting, saying hi to Mrs. & Mr. Claus, and of course hugging as many reindeer as possible. Watch out for Blitzen (that trickster)!

For more information: bentleyvilleusa.org
Open Sunday to Thursday 5 pm -9 pm, Friday and Saturday 5 pm – 10 pm, till December 27th.

Happy Holidays!

Spring Break in Duluth


Whether visiting or having a staycation, extremely cool people enjoy spring break in Duluth, MN. Here’s why. The weather is warming up, which means there are tons of things to do outside. (finally) It’s really beautiful in Duluth right now (sunny and above freezing). There’s still quite a bit of snow, so your first stop should probably be Spirit Mountain. If you think they only cater to skiers, you’re wrong. They have a whole adventure park!
Spirit Mountain Timber Twister
We also have an array of restaurants (see our Area Guide for a list of options) and attractions that are entertaining. Or how about both? Check out Grandma’s Sports Garden for great eats and live boxing!
Grandma's Sports Garden
There’s also the DECC (Duluth Entertainment Convention Center) just down the road from Canal Park Lodge. Concerts, shows, hockey… Check out their event calendar.
DECC
Now, if you’re not afraid of the dark and looking for something you really can’t find anywhere else. How about a flashlight tour of Glensheen mansion! This brand new tour is offered for a limited time, so hurry and get your tickets soon.
Glensheen
And finally, thanks to VisitDuluth.com, here’s a nice list of a lot of other exciting events in Duluth, Mn this month (and beyond). Visitduluth.com/events/calendar.php

Duluth Tours are the next new thing


Looking for a different way to experience Duluth, MN?

Try “The Duluth Experience” Brewery Tours and Historical Tours.

Brewery tours get you behind the scene access to local breweries (samples at each one), a meal at a local restaurant, history of the craft, and a souvenir sample glass. Enjoy all of this with worry-free transportation (tour bus). For more information on upcoming tours: Theduluthexperience.com/our-tours/brewery-tours

Historical tours include a scenic bus ride, historical content and lots of photo opportunities. Learn more here: Theduluthexperience.com/our-tours/historical-tours

Both types of tours a great activity whether you’re new to Duluth, seasoned visitor, or even if you live just down the street!