Friday, May 3, 2019

Weekend Getaway to Duluth, Minnesota

Weekend Getaway to Duluth, Minnesota: Nature, Lake Views, History, Makers Food and More

**Disclosure: I did receive complimentary admission to Glensheen and the Great Lakes Aquarium in partnership with Visit Duluth in order to bring you detailed reviews. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Weekend Getaway to Duluth, Minnesota: Nature, Lake Views, History, Makers Food and More


Visiting Lake Superior has long been on my travel list. When a free weekend presented itself, my husband and I seized the opportunity to head to Duluth, Minnesota for a weekend away. We quickly fell in love with Duluth's position on the serene, nearly thawed, magnificent Lake Superior:

Duluth perched above the almost entirely thawed Lake Superior.
Duluth perched above the almost entirely thawed Lake Superior.
Magical Nature Experiences:

I am excited to share our Duluth discoveries with you! During my series on Duluth, follow us as we hike to spectacular views of Gooseberry Falls a short drive from the city and pause along rapids leading to the falls.

Thunderous Gooseberry Falls along Lake Superior in Minnesota amazes from all vantage points.
Thunderous Gooseberry Falls amazes from all vantage points.
We also trekked up and down for a variety of views at Congdon Park. This park is a bit tucked away but worth a visit. Just wow!


Take a trip up Enger Tower for an unparalleled view of Duluth's harbor and the surrounding golf course and natural area.

The climb up Enger Tower in Duluth yields to a magnificent view of Lake Superior.
The climb up Enger Tower yields to a magnificent view of Lake Superior.
A Wealth of History to Explore:

Learn about the history and ecology of Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes as well as maritime history at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center and the Great Lakes Aquarium. We learned about everything from lake wildlife to shipwrecks.

Learning all about the Great Lakes at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center and the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota
Learning all about the Great Lakes at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center and the Great Lakes Aquarium.
Stunning Glensheen Mansion

Bask in the grandeur of Glensheen Mansion home of iron baron Chester Congdon constructed in 1905-1906. The craftsmanship, landscape and intriguing intricacies of the the home certainly elicited awe as we surveyed the home.

Touring the breathtaking Duluth landmark Glensheen.
Touring the breathtaking Duluth landmark Glensheen.
Wandering through Our Lincoln Park and Canal Park

Saunter through Our Lincoln Park and Canal Park exploring local makers, sampling local eats and craft beer. (Really, who could skip sampling craft beer at one -- or two -- or three locations.)

Experiencing local makers in Duluth, MN
Experiencing local makers in Duluth, MN
We spent quite a bit of time strolling in the canal area. We found the views a little slice of heaven helping lift our spirits and get away from it all.

Duluth Harbor South Breakwater Outer Light














Our getaway was certainly that. We found Duluth to be the perfect escape from our hectic schedules enticing us with the raw beauty of nature, intriguing history, splendid views and a thriving local maker scene. Follow me over the next couple of weeks as I share our Duluth discoveries.


Weekend Getaway to Duluth, Minnesota: Nature, Lake Views, History, Makers Food and More

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