Winter’s in Duluth aren’t always easy. Sure, it’s beautiful outside, and a veritable winter wonderland for those who like snow sports. For those who like to hibernate during the winter, it can be a cold and miserable slog as we anxiously await the return of spring. The cold breezes blowing off Lake Superior are enough to chill you right down to your bones. This may all make it sound like Duluth is the last place to visit during the winter, but we think the redeeming qualities of this sporty city are more than enough to outweigh a little bit of cold. Bundle up, book your room at the A.G. Thomson House, and get here for some fun this winter!
How to Enjoy a Winter in Duluth
While there isn’t one single recipe for how to enjoy a winter in Duluth, there are certainly some tried and true methods the locals have developed for keeping their sanity, as they await the spring thaw. Here are a few ideas for you to try out the next time you’re in Duluth:
- Ski, Snowboard, Sled, snowshoe, and otherwise play in the many parks around Duluth. Spirit Mountain is the most popular for downhillers, but there are countless other parks and trails in the city itself. Snowshoers love the 43 mile traverse of the Duluth Superior Trail. Many of Duluth’s Parks, including the Snowflake Nordic Ski Center, have groomed cross-country runs, too! It’s a great way to keep the muscles warm and moving during the cold winters, and it’s great practice for the Duluth Tour in March.
- Go Ice Skating at Bayfront Park.
- Bundle up and watch the John Beargrease Dog Sled Competition on January 29th.
- Make your day adventurous and climb the ice columns at Quarry Park. The Duluth Ice & Mix Fest is coming up from February 10-12. It’s a fantastic ice climbing event, whether you’re watching or climbing. Just be sure to bundle up!
- Go play at the 2017 Two Harbors Winter Frolic. There will be curling, a local Chili Cook-off, a Northwoods Band in the heated tent, hockey, and more.
- The nightlife is Duluth is at its peak during the winter, when everyone wants to socialize but no one wants to stay outside for any length of time. Head to the DECC for a concert of a performance by the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, or head to one of the many live music venues around town. Twin Ports Nightlife is a comprehensive resource for your evening entertainment.
- In February, bring light to your dark winter nights with the Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe Walk at Gooseberry Falls State Park.
- Catch a sporting event in Duluth. The Harbor City Roller Dames or the always-good University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs hockey teams are two of the most popular.
- Embrace winter and leave the planning to the knowledgable guides at Duluth Experience.
- When you just can’t stay outside any longer, warm up with a craft brew or a cappuccino in town.
All you need to enjoy Duluth this winter is a warm coat, warm socks, and dry boots. The rest will be easy, and we’re here to help. Our Bed and Breakfast will be here at the end of the day. Sink into the luxurious accommodations at the A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, and learn how to relish these long, cold days of winter. Book your room with us today!