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

Happy Holidays!

Top five fall activities in Duluth

Besides pumpkin lattes, infinity scarves, tall boots, and football, fall is filled with all kinds of great things to do in Minnesota. Here in Duluth we have some very unique fall activities. Ready for our TOP FIVE!

Before we get all Halloween, enjoy the colors of the season with a train ride up the north shore! Catch the Lester River Excursion, Two Harbors train ride, or the Pumpkin Patch train and pick out your next jack-o-lantern. More info…

North shore scenic railroad

Looking for something more active? Take the whole family to the Adventure Park at Spirit Mountain. They have the only lift-access mountain biking in all of Minnesota! (lift is open Friday – Sunday). They also have a zip line, alpine coaster, mini-golf, and disc golf. More info…

Spirit Mountain Adventure Park

Come Halloween the alpine coaster turns into the Terror Twister, with haunted coaster rides. For more information on this spooky event see their website at

Looking for more Halloween fun. Check out the annual Boo at the Zoo. This event is great for the whole family and spans two different weekends. Lots of treat stations, hayrides, face painting and more. More info…

Boo at the Zoo

And finally, not for the faint at heart, tour the haunted ship. The William A. Irvin has already been transformed.
Haunted Ship

But wait! There’s one more, the Glensheen’s annual Spooktacular. Where else can you see over 1,000 pumpkins carved into jack-o-lanterns. These jack-o-lanterns lead you through an amazing tour of the Glensheen grounds after dark. More info…

Glensheen Spooktacular

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.
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.
And finally, thanks to, here’s a nice list of a lot of other exciting events in Duluth, Mn this month (and beyond).

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:

Historical tours include a scenic bus ride, historical content and lots of photo opportunities.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

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

Ski, Board, Tinsel, and Tubing in Duluth, MN

Beat the cold and enjoy the copious amounts of snow here in Duluth, MN. We’ve had an unusually snowy winter already and the colder temps often mean clear blue skies! Stay with us at Canal Park Lodge and you can even get discount Ski & Board lift tickets! For more information on Spirit Mountain’s Ski & Ski and BoardBoard trails, lifts, etc., check out their website:

For a snow report (including temperatures, wind, and more)

AND for a limited time, you could also enjoy their Tinsel Twister!
The “Tinsel Twister” show runs through January.

Adventure Park Winter Hours
Dec. 20, 2013 – March 30, 2014
Mon. – Fri.: 4pm – 8pm
Weekends: 10am – 8pm
Holidays: 10am – 8pm (Jan. 20, Feb. 17)

If you, or your children are more into winter tubing, you won’t be disappointed as there’s also winter tubing at Spirit Mountain:

Check out all of our specials online and stay warm this winter!