Friday, May 24, 2019

Exploring the Flavors and Sights of Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota

Exploring Flavors and Sights of Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota

Exploring Flavors and Sights of Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota

Canal Park in Duluth is a fun spot full of local makers, craft brewers, interesting shops, entertainment, history and Lake Superior views. We found Canal Park to be a fun and lively spot to explore. Plus, the weather was nice so we certainly enjoyed strolling along Lake Superior!



Enjoying a stroll along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota
Enjoying a stroll along Lake Superior.
Canal Park Brewing Company:

On our first evening in Duluth, we explore Canal Park Brewing Company. What I loved about Canal Park Brewing Company along with many other restaurants we encountered in Duluth is their dedication to locally sourcing ingredients. We enjoyed a nice sampling of craft beer while settling on our meals. I liked how the sample tray had clear places for the label of each beer to be designated.

All around deliciousness at Canal Park Brewing Company!
All around deliciousness at Canal Park Brewing Company!
For dinner, my husband went with the club and I went with the falafel burger. Delicious and a lot of food! The menu at Canal Park Brewing Company is very large and full of comfort food with a flare. We would definitely return!

Magical evening look at the Aerial Loft Bridge in Duluth, Minnesota
Magical evening look at the Aerial Loft Bridge.
We enjoyed both evenings walking a little bit around Canal Park. We capped our first one off by driving over to the Great Lakes Aquarium area for a picture of the Aerial Lift Bridge at night.

Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe

For breakfast, we spoiled ourselves the most amazing meal at Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe! My husband ordered eggs with hashbrowns, veggies and fresh baked bread. I ordered an omelette full of mushrooms along with hashbrowns and fresh baked bread. The jam we enjoyed was raspberry. Everything was delicious and fresh. The meals were very filling. Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe also has lunch and dinner, live entertainment, baked goods and more. We definitely are returning on our next visit! I think I will have some baked items with my name on them.......

Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe for a fresh and filling breakfast in Canal Park of Duluth, Minnesota
Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe for a fresh and filling breakfast!

Art Around Canal Park:

Canal Park is not short on interesting scenes and vignettes. We had fun discovering public art as well as noting ghost signs on buildings.

Admiring the sights of Canal Park including sculptures and ghost signs.
Admiring the sights of Canal Park.

Sipping at Vikre Distillery:

Vikre Distillery is a pretty intriguing find in Canal Park. The distillery features spirits influenced by Minnesota including gin, whiskey, vodka, rye and aquavit. Each has some flare from local ingredients. You can sit back, relax and sip at leisure and even see where the distilling is happening. Vikre Distillery is over all a laid back and relaxing spot with a bit of a vintage nod. We enjoyed taking a break from travel at this family-owned treasure.

Unique handcrafted spirits at Vikre in Duluth, Minnesota.
Unique handcrafted spirits at Vikre.

Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center:

I have already shared our interesting exploration of all things maritime at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. The center is home to a fabulous museum full of shipping and transportation history including shipwrecks. So, make a plan to explore while you are in Canal Park.

View from the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center at Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota
View from the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

Melding of Historic and New

Canal Park is a former warehouse district and you can see quite a few of the warehouses renovated into other purposes. DeWitt-Seitz Co. building began as a warehouse and industrial site in 1909 and now is a home to shops and eateries. Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe finds its home in this building.

Originally a warehouse and center for industry, the DeWitt Seitz Building now houses shops and eateries in Duluth, Minnesota
Originally a warehouse and center for industry, the DeWitt Seitz Building now houses shops and eateries.
Another spot to visit in Canal Park is Lake Superior Glass where you can not only purchase locally made glass items but also see live glassblowing and even take a class!

See glass blowing at Lake Superior Glass.
See glass blowing at Lake Superior Glass.
Hoops Brewing Company

On our last evening in Duluth, we enjoyed tasting the handcrafted brews of Hoops Brewing Company. Hoops is a fun spot where you can bring your own food and play board games.

Fun spot to relax at Hoops!
Fun spot to relax at Hoops!
We enjoyed a few tastes and I have to say I love the beer and the adorable glasses!

Sampling beer at Hoops.
Sampling beer at Hoops.

So much to discover at Canal Park:

Canal Park is such a fun spot for all in Duluth. We only scratched the surface on our getaway and look forward to returning. Canal Park is a great spot to enjoy Lake Superior, local makers, breweries and plain old fun.


Exploring the Flavors and Sights of Canal Park in Duluth, Minnesota







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