The Glensheen like you’ve never seen it before!


Butler from Glensheen promoting their newest Servants Tour

Butler from Glensheen promoting their newest Servants Tour

Maybe I’m just a little swept up in the popular T.V. series Downton Abbey, or maybe it’s the fact that Glensheen has created multiple new tours. I don’t know, but there’s a whole new excitement in the air!

You can tour the full mansion, see it by flashlight, explore it’s shore by kayak, marvel at it’s grandeur at Christmas, and even examine the life of the Glensheen servants. My personal favorites are the gardens, carriage house, and sunroom.

Another great way to tour the Glensheen is a self guided tour. These tours truly provide the best of both worlds. Rather than following a guide through the Mansion, you can move through the mansion at your own pace, spending as much or as little time as you would like in each room. Knowledgeable tour guides are stationed in every room and hallway ready to answer questions.

Whether you love the history or want to pretend you’re on the set in a Duluth version of Downton Abbey, I know you’ll have a great time. Stop by the front desk here at Canal Park Lodge for discount tickets for their Classic Tour.

Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival


Duluth Homegrown Music Festival 2014
“Rawk and roll” us into Spring! Visit Duluth April 27 – May 4, 2014 and rock out to over 180 different bands. What started out as a birthday party has grown into a full blown annual music festival. Lets shake of this endless winter!

For more information visit their website at www.duluthhomegrown.org

Will your favorite band be there? Check out their 2014 Schedule.

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival

Spirit Mountain, wicked ride, amazing views


Spirit Mountain Biking

We finally hit the mountain bike trails at Spirit Mountain and it was jaw dropping. First, the lift ride up was amazing. These photos don’t do it justice. I can’t even imagine how breath taking it will be when the leaves start turning.

Spirit Mountain Lift

It’s a little odd putting a bike up on the lift instead of skis…

Spirit Mountain Lift

These trails are brand new and really well made. Right now they have four downhill mountain bike trails (Candyland, Smorgasbord, Happy Camper, and Blaster). A couple are beginner/intermediate level, and one is definitely for the more experienced. For those seeking out a technical ride that’ll challenge you, try Smorgasbord and Blaster. For those who’ve never done anything like this, check out this jump!

Spirit Mountain Jump

We highly recommend visiting Spirit Mountain while you’re in Duluth, MN. Even if you don’t bike, they have all kinds of adventures. Take a look for yourself: http://www.spiritmt.com/

Finally, (don’t laugh) taking a video while riding is not recommended, nor is it easy… Watch at your own risk. Those susceptible to motion sickness look away!