The diversity of parks and trails in Duluth are one of the many incredible things about this town, and a big part of the reason it was named the “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine. It total, the city of Duluth owns and operates over 6,000 acres of parkland, which includes 178 miles of wooded trails to enjoy, 16 designated trout streams, not to mention the St. Louis River and Lake Superior. These parks and trails are just one of the many reasons people choose to visit us in Duluth, and this fall is the perfect time to get outside exploring. Book your room at Duluth’s most luxurious Bed and Breakfast today!
Top Parks in Duluth
Whether you want a park that offers scenic views or a variety of walking trails, there’s something in Duluth for everyone. The Lakewalk is Duluth’s most popular “park,” though it’s really a combination trail and park. The Lakewalk meanders along the shoreline of Lake Superior for 7.3 miles, starting in Bayfront Park, and making its way to Kitchi Gammi Park. Bayfront Festival Park is one of the most popular parks in Duluth, as it’s home to many concerts and festivals over the summer, and in the winter gets transformed into a winter wonderland with a outdoor ice arena and Bentleyville’s Tour of Lights. Enger Park is popular at any time, but the viewpoint from its tower, which sits five hundred feet above Lake Superior, is particularly stunning during these fall months. From the top, you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the Duluth-Superior Harbor.
Congdon Park along Tischer Creek is one of our favorites, and offers some of Duluth’s most pristine hiking trails, bridges, and waterfalls. It’s the perfect place for some scenic fall hiking. Another of Duluth’s parks to visit this fall is Hawk Ridge, a 200+ acre park that partners with the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory each fall to count migrating hawks as they travel through Duluth. The final park we’ll mention today is the Skyline Parkway. This incredible trail showcases the best of Duluth as you move from one end to the other, offering incomparable views of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River Bay as you go.
Top Trails in Duluth
As is the case in many outdoors-focused cities, some of the city’s best trails are found within the city parks. That’s the case in Duluth as well, but there are a few notable mentions. The most well-developed parks and trail networks lie in Chester Park, the Lester-Amity Park and trail network, Hartley Park, and Jay Cooke State Park. Most of these trails are multi-use, meaning suitable for both hikers and mountain bikers, but there are certain areas designated for mounter bikers only. Other popular trails include the Piedmont Trail, the trails at Spirit Mountain, and the Superior Hiking Trail.
Whether you’re here for a relaxing weekend getaway, or want to get out and experience the adventurous side of Duluth, there’s something here for everyone. Fall is beautiful on the shores of Lake Superior, but you need to act fast. Rooms will book up quickly. Book your room at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast today!