Maybe your New Years resolution is to travel more, be more adventurous, or spontaneous? Not lose 5 pounds, right? That’s what everyone says… (ok maybe closer to 10)
If I learned anything from watching The Hobbit recently, it’s that we all could use a little adventure! So why not make your way to Duluth. Sure you could fly off to some sandy beach and watch dolphins jumping through waves, but where is the adventure in that? Sounds a little too cushy to me. Instead, dig out your boots, snowshoes, skis, snowboard, sled, ice skates, full-body snowsuit, ski mask, and everything fleece, and make your way to Canal Park Lodge. Sure it’s pretty luxurious here at the lodge with all the amenities, comfy beds, swimming pool, etc. but you will probably encounter a snow beast along the way (those blinking trucks with big shovels on the front). Maybe you’ll see epic waves on Lake Superior from your balcony. Witness miniature icebergs battle, crashing onto the frozen beach. You could expand your journey and visit Duluth’s great mountain – Spirit Mountain! Tame the slopes, fly down the zip line, hit the rails on the coaster, or grab a tube to ensure you get a healthy dose of snow in your face. (we have discounted lift tickets) And finally, as with any great adventure, end your evening with a warm drink. Little Angie’s Opulent bar and the new Canal Park Brewery are both highly recommended!
Thank you to all of the vendors and other sponsors that made this event possible. We had a great time! I’d like to think our booth was the most entertaining. If you stopped by I’m sure you left with a smile and perhaps a large, but light weight fashion accessory.
We highly recommend this event next year. It’s one of the few free family events in town that’s sure to please all ages.
It’s time for the 4th Annual Lakewalk Festival – Family Fun for Everyone!
For the most up-to-date information on this great event, check out Downtownduluth.com/events.htm or on Facebook.
The fun starts Friday evening with a movie in the park. (Happy Feet at Leif Erikson Park)
On Saturday stop by the Lake Superior Marine Museum to pick up your passport and start your adventure! (Collect passport stamps at a variety of stations to win free ice cream!!)
Some quick highlights of what you could do and see this weekend:
Free rides on the North Shore Scenic Railroad
Duluth’s Top Dog Contest
Puppy Pool Party
Canal Park Lodge staff will be helping with the festivities, so stop on by and say hi.
See the 4th Annual Duluth Lakewalk Festival Poster for details.
Most of us Minnesotan’s aren’t used to hot weather, so the near 100 degree, fire breathing, heat wave that blew through Duluth this week, is not missed by this blogger. Thank goodness Canal Park Lodge has air conditioning or I may have jumped in the lake. We do have a beautiful pebble beach just out our back patio. Very tempting. If you’ve never been to Duluth, MN, or even if you have, you may not know just how amazing and unique Lake Superior’s beaches are just down the road or up the shore. From outcropping cliffs, to rolling rock, to white sandy beaches (you’ll swear you’re in the tropics). Just a short drive, or a decent walk across the lift bridge and you’ll find miles of fine sandy beaches. Sand castle heaven!
Come visit us and see for yourself. Sure the water temperature won’t remind you of your mediterranean vacation, but it sure feels good to this Minnesotan.