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!!)
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)!
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.
-Your friendly staff at Canal Park Lodge!
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.
If you watched the news last month you are probably aware that Duluth had a pretty major flood. As a resident of this fine city, it never crossed my mind that flooding was even a possibility. Ummm, we live on a hill… Unfortunately my preconceived or naive ideas about Duluth being flood-proof were wrong. On the bright side, no one was seriously injured. I for one have been amazed by the kindness of strangers, the quick action by city officials, and the resilient community (okay, and the amazing adventure of Feisty the seal). The photos of our earthquake-like road damage are shocking, but the majority of our roads are untouched. Canal Park in general got by unscathed and Canal Park Lodge didn’t have any damage at all. So, to quote our mayor, “Duluth is open for business”! Come visit, see the sights, catch a show, watch a big ocean liner come in, etc. However, this is a rare time to visit if you want to gawk at any of the road damage in person, as it is being fixed rather quickly. We won’t judge. We were out there snapping photos and gabbing about it on Facebook too.
-Your Friendly Staff at CPL
As we like to say, “the north shore starts here”. Now our website shows it off! Our new site was created in tribute to our proximity to Lake Superior, the Lakewalk, and the general atmosphere of Canal Park. As a non-franchised hotel, we understand the importance of community and the support of area businesses. Which is why we must send a shout out to Faster Solutions with our thanks and gratitude for designing and building us a rockin site. Keep up the great work!