10. Get Bridged
Frost River Van getting "Bridged". Photo Credits: Henry Elholm
It might take a hot minute to get down the hill to I-35. Traffic can be interesting.
With the recent construction on the “Can of Worms” being down on and around I-35, it can be a bit inconvenient to travel this major interstate during rush hour.
It is bound to happen… most of the time by accident.
These Honorable Mentions are all said tongue in cheek, but are all a part of the Duluth experience! Now, on to the REAL top 5!
With numerous different breweries in Duluth (Lincoln Park specifically), you can taste all the intricacies of local brews! Some of these breweries include; Bent Paddle, Ursa Minor, Hoops Brewing Company, and for cider enthusiasts; Wild State Cider and Duluth Cider. Each one has unique features that make them who they are. Be sure to check them out!
This ever-so-popular summer destination is fun for the whole family. Basic tours start around $18 for adults and $7 for children. This beautiful mansion can be enjoyed inside and out. On Wednesday nights, you can visit the grounds for free during the summer. Check out the awesome food vendors and local bands that show up for a beautiful night in the park!
Photo from National Park Service / Johnson-Bice
3. Walk Around Canal Park/Lift Bridge
Another classic spot to visit is Canal Park and the Aerial Lift Bridge. From here, you can watch ginormous ships enter or leave the harbor, as well as visit the lighthouses at the ends of the piers. There are all sorts of awesome dining options in this area as well!
Have a cool car/motorcycle that needs to be run? Take it up the shore on the Scenic Highway. In the summer, the lighting around 7:00 is perfect for a stroll on the winding asphalt. It is best to take advantage of this beautiful highway during the week, as it can be a bit congested on the weekends. This highway definitely lives up to its name!
Hundreds of miles of trails weave through the city limits of Duluth making a must-hike destination. Enjoy the beautiful waterfalls of Lester Park, or get stunning views of the city from Enger Tower. It is all right at your fingertips! Just make sure you bring your handy Frost River pack along with you!
Obviously, there are many other fun things to do in Duluth during the summer months. This list consists of some of our favorites. Be sure to come check out the Frost River store during your adventures! We want to hear all about them!