The waters of Lake Superior give us something to look at, something to swim in, and something for the ships to float on. But more than anything, they give us beer.
For many years Fitger’s Brewhouse was the only commercial establishment taking advantage of this pristine water source to make craft brews. Though this local favorite is still going strong, Duluth now has multiple production breweries, taprooms, and a large number of brewpubs as well.
Production breweries are allowed to sell...
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We love the Lakewalk, but there are a lot of good reasons to bike on Duluth’s trail system as well. Maybe you want a more strenuous workout or a more intimate encounter with nature. During the fall there is another reason—to get a better look at all the fall colors.
Naturally you expect to see trees on a trail, but here there is a little more to the story. It is not just the amount of trees, but the type of trees that make a difference. Just as going into Duluth’s hills often involves...
Sometimes you just need to get away with your friends. With beautiful scenery, shopping and fine dining, Duluth is a great place for you to go to take a break from your stressful life. Though it is easy to find something to do in Duluth, it helps to have a plan to maximize your rest and relaxation. Here are a few tips for planning your girls’ getaway weekend in Duluth.
Reserve a Girlfriend Getaway Package from Beacon Pointe
Beacon Point is right on Lake Superior and right on the Lakewalk....
Summer Fun in Duluth – 2017 Edition
Ongoing, Unique Summer Tours:
Dark History Walking Tour
Thurs., Fri., Sat. Nights 8p.m. to 10 p.m., $20/person
Glensheen Kayak Tour
Wed., Thurs., Sun., $45/paddler
Call Positive Energy Outdoors to schedule
Twin Ports and North Shore Air Tours
Daily, from $75/person
One Night, Two Historic Homes
Tuesday, June 20 from 6 p.m. to 8p.m., Free
Take advantage of the Duluth Preservation Alliance’s tour of two historic...
Jay Cooke State Park – Carlton, MN (20.8 mi)
A short ride from Duluth, MN, Jay Cooke State Park offers a couple of waterfalls to see. Walk a short hike from the Visitors Center to view a waterfall at Swinging Bridge Falls or park a little further up the road at Oldenburg Point to see a set of cascades. Experience one or both for an enjoyable day in the park!
Lester River – Duluth, MN (4.7 mi)
Located in Duluth, Minnesota at 61st Avenue East and Superior Street, the Lester Park...
Winter Dates in Canal Park
Canal Park is a great place for a winter date. It has easily accessible scenic locations for Facebook-worthy couples shots and it is just as easy to find a warm spot inside you both can enjoy. Beacon Pointe is right on the Lakewalk and a medium length walk or very short drive to the Canal.
To start with, parking is easy this time of year. Parking is free and you usually don’t have to walk too far in the cold to get where you are going. But, if you want to walk...
Vista Fleet Cruises
The Vista Fleet is like a tour bus on Duluth’s waterways. Like a bus they take you by points of interest while a narrator explains the key features. Unlike a bus, the courses can be as fluid as the water they travel on.
“We have about four voyages we offer, but it is all based on weather,” said Vista Fleet Vice President Sarah Steinbach. “Depending on the cruise we will go out under the Aerial Bridge, spend a little bit of time out on the lake, weather permitting,...
Beacon Pointe is the Perfect Fall Color Base Camp
Beacon Pointe is known for it’s stunning views of Lake Superior, but our location also makes for the perfect fall color base camp! Between the nearby state parks and the secret local hot spots, there is an abundance of fall color viewing opportunities nearby.
Here are a few of our favorites to get you inspired:
Trail at Bagley Nature Area UMD
Hawk Ridge – Besides being known as a great place for birding, Hawk Ridge is a great place...
Superior Hiking Trail: Enger Tower to the Twin Ponds
One of the most powerful things about Duluth is its combination of wilderness and city life. Beacon Pointe is steps away from the lake and three miles from upscale restaurants, art galleries, and symphony orchestra concerts. Take a right instead of a left, though, and you’ll find yourself on a rugged forest trail.
That’s the Superior Hiking Trail, a treasure for locals and a free-to-use amenity for guests. This trail runs 310 miles from...
Kentucky has its derby and Boston its marathon, but where in Duluth can you experience the thrill of a race? Winter has dogsled marathons and ski meets and summer does have its share of marathons, but for a truly lake-oriented experience, you have to stay for the sailboats.
Every Wednesday night of the summer, you’ll see the usually calm Lake Superior fill up with white sails. This fleet of boats looks peaceful at first. But in reality, every boat is on a mission. Each captain is striving with...