Find Your Adventure in Duluth!
Duluth, Minnesota, a small port city extending 27 miles along rugged ridgelines and shoreline is the perfect playground for adventurers of all ages. Looking for green space to get some fresh air with your family? Duluth has 129 city parks, including miles and miles of hiking trails to explore. If you’d rather hit the trail on two tires with your friends, the mountain bike trails are world-class, in fact, Duluth is one of just six cities in the world to be designated as Gold Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association. Want to get out on the water? You’ll find the St. Louis River in Duluth’s western neighborhoods, which leads out to the harbor, giving way to the Crown Jewel of Duluth and the entire region – Lake Superior.
Nestled on the far western shores of Lake Superior, Duluth is home to the farthest-inland freshwater seaport and one of the leading bulk cargo ports in North America. For over a century, the Port of Duluth-Superior has been the backbone of the region’s economy. Each year the port sees nearly 900 vessels visit. While important for the region’s economy, the port also offers a favorite pastime for visitors of all ages – seeing 1,000-foot ships come into port under the Aerial Lift Bridge. It is truly a sight to behold.
Ship watching and fresh air can work up an appetite, and luckily, Duluth has dining options to satisfy any and all travelers. You’ll find more than 50 restaurants within walking distance of downtown – ranging from a shore lunch to fine dining, and many of the options highlight locally-sourced and cultivated meals. Thirsty? You can wash down the meal with a locally-brewed pint. Lake Superior offers plenty of fresh water and great, fresh water makes great beer. Over the past five years, several more craft breweries have decided to call Duluth home. In fact, the small city of just 86,000 people has nearly a dozen craft breweries to choose from, plus a distillery.
Renewed with energy after a good meal, you’ll be able to experience Duluth’s many family-friendly attractions. Trains? An aquarium? Zoo? Boat cruises? Historic mansion? A ski hill and adventure park? Duluth has it all. Whether you visit when the hillside is alive with color or covered in a thick layer of snow, there’s fun to be had in Duluth indoors and out.
Find your adventure in Duluth today and start planning your next getaway at visitduluth.com.