Tall Ships 2013


Pirates in Duluth, MN?

While I may have wanted to throw on my pirate patch (what you don’t have one?), and say “Argh” this weekend, the Tall Ships event is so much more than that! Those of us who live here or anywhere around Lake Superior are used to the big freighters that come in and out of our port. But for those visiting, these ships are like giants swimming in (and sometimes beaching themselves on the shore).

The Tall Ships event, on the other hand, is a whole other experience. You see these types of ships in movies, but even the best cinematography can’t beat the real thing. It’s like seeing something exotic or other worldly, and some of these vessels are absolutely huge! You hold your breath as they sail in under the Aerial Lift Bridge. Even if you don’t purchase a ticket and visit the festival grounds, it’s worth it to watch them come into port, hear the cannons fire, and snap a few photos to convince your friends that Pirates invaded Duluth, MN.

Argh!

Cabin Fever, Snow Bunnies, and the best winter month of the year!


A large part of Minnesota, including Duluth, just got another dusting of snow… (some may say we got dumped on, shhhhh haters)! In some parts of the country March is the beginning of spring, but lets face it, for Minnesota it’s more like, “here have some snow, and maybe a little bit more, and maybe even more… You like snow on top of your snow, right?”

Fortunately, March is warmer, often sunnier, and it’s the best time for snow bunnies to vacation here! So, dash away that cabin fever and enjoy what I’m coining “Snow Bunny Month” (ok don’t google that…)

Unless you want to see cute rabbits in the snow!!)bunny in the snow

Seriously though, this is a great time to book a winter vacation. Spirit Mountain offers more than just great skiing/snowboarding, their adventure park is amazing (for all ages). Canal Park’s Adventure Zone is in walking distance from Canal Park Lodge (wall climbing, mini putt, batting cages and much, much more). Think you’ve seen it all? How about the brand new Canal Park Brewery, just next door.

Embrace these last few weeks of winter (it’ll go faster)!

Bentleyville Tour of Lights


Bentleyville

The largest holiday light display in the Midwest! Not to miss, the 128′ tree with 50,000 LED lights that “dance” to the music.

Visit with Santa, ride the jingle bus, and enjoy a stroll through beautiful Canal Park all lit up with thousands of lights on whimsical displays.

Saturday November 17 – Wednesday December 26, 2012
Sunday – Thursday 5pm – 9pm
Friday – Saturday 5pm – 10pm

Visit with Santa info: http://www.bentleyvilleusa.org/Home/Visit_with_Santa.aspx
Children are encouraged to visit with Santa Claus from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 every night from November 17 through December 23, 2012.

DIRECTIONS: Canal Park Lodge to Bentleyville.

Dress warm! 
-Your friendly staff at Canal Park Lodge! 

Duluth Lakewalk Festival


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.