Duluth really is like no other place in the country, and that is just as true during the beautiful albeit cold winter months. Are you in search of a fun weekend in the snow? If so, Duluth is the winter destination for you. Whether you’re looking for traditional winter activities, such as skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling of sledding, or whether you want to try you’re hand at something different, like a little dog sledding or ice fishing, Duluth is the place to be this snowy winter. Though there is no reason to stay inside with so much going on outside, there’s nothing wrong with that, either. Curl up in front of the fire, or get outside and explore, all when you stay at our romantic Duluth Bed and Breakfast this winter. Book your winter getaway with us today!
Winter Activities to Enjoy
Having once been voted Outdoor Magazines “Best Town Ever,” it should come as no surprise that Duluth is a winter wonderland, filled with a broad range of exciting winter activities to enjoy during these coldest of months. Countless trails criss-cross their way through the forests and valleys, over the rugged peaks, and along the beautiful frozen vistas that Duluth is famous for. As soon as there’s enough snow, groomers around Duluth get busy to work grooming 67 kilometers of cross-country ski trails in Lester Park, Piedmont, Hartley Nature Center, Magney-Snively Park and Chester Park, in addition to Spirit Mountain and Snowflake Nordic Center. If you’re looking for downhill skiing and snowboarding, head to Spirit Mountain’s downhill area, where you’ll find 22 downhill runs and Minnesota’s second-longest vertical drop. If that’s not enough, Spirit Mountain offers six lanes of snow tubing as well. There’s also alpine skiing and a speed-skating rink at the Chester Bowl.
Snowshoers will want to explore the 43 miles of Superior Hiking Trails that cut across Duluth. Magney-Snively Park is also a good place to snowshoe, as is the Hartley Nature Center. In January, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon takes place in Duluth. At over 400 miles, this is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states. This exciting race is a qualifier for the famed Iditarod race in Alaska, and can be a fun event to watch if you’re in the Duluth Area. If you’re a fan of rock climbing during the warmer months, then you may want to try the exciting new sport of ice climbing in Duluth. This winter activity is not for the faint of heart, but there are a number of sites around Duluth where adventurous souls can participate in this fun event, including Casket Quarry, Gooseberry Falls State Park, the Cascade and Devil Track Rivers, and Robinson Park in Sandstone. Finally, when it’s cold enough and the ice conditions are right, Lake Superior can be a great place to fish for lake trout in the winter. Heed the “thin ice” warnings and always check with the Minnesota DNR before venturing out. All of these amazing winter activities and more are at your fingertips when you book your room at our romantic Duluth Bed and Breakfast.