Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Exploring Duluth Makers in Our Lincoln Park

Exploring Duluth Makers in Our Lincoln Park
Exploring Duluth Makers in Our Lincoln Park

We ventured to the Our Lincoln Park area of Duluth for a little bit during our getaway to amble about this up and coming craft district. The weather was beautiful and it was certainly time for exploring:



Painted by Paul LaJeunesse this mural reflects the changing neighborhood of "Lincoln Park" in Duluth, Minnesota.
Painted by Paul LaJeunesse this mural reflects the changing neighborhood of "Lincoln Park."
Our Lincoln Park is a great spot to experience public art. We enjoyed spotting murals and other public art during our walk. I love neighborhoods that encourage you to slow down the pace and just take it in.

Adorable park set up with tables and a kids' mural in Duluth.
Adorable park set up in Pocket Park.

Adam Swanson's mural was a favorite -- we saw quite a few people stopping to admire it!

Beautiful mural of a snowy owl and Lake Superior by Adam Swanson in Duluth's Our Lincoln Park.
Beautiful mural of a snowy owl and Lake Superior by Adam Swanson.
Another favorite -- the fisherman!

A slightly tucked away fisherman in Our Lincoln Park in Duluth, Minnesota
A slightly tucked away fisherman!
Experiencing Made in Duluth at Frost River:

Frost River provides the perfect opportunity to pick up something not only made in Duluth but is also a place where you can see making in action. You can ask for a tour when visiting. Frost River bags are made daily and still honor age old traditions.

Frost River provides a true made in Duluth experience.
Frost River provides a true made in Duluth experience.

Frost River is famous for its bags which are made from a waxed canvas and leather from Red Wing, Minnesota. However, you can find other items in the store including other locally made and made in USA items.


Continuing Creativity with Duluth Pottery and Tile:

We also ventured inside of Duluth Pottery and Tile which is home to a cache of beautiful and unique pottery crafted by local potters. Duluth Pottery for me was a bit of a wonderland. I love pottery and I could not believe how many pieces were there. Yes, I did bring one home!


Sampling Local Craft Beer:

Of course, our exploration included sampling craft beer. When we started out on our day exploring Duluth, it was pretty chilly. However, it was a sunny and warmer-than-we-expected afternoon by the time we made it to Our Lincoln Park. So, some cold craft brews were very much welcome!

Bent Paddle has found its home inside of a former Enger and Olson furniture warehouse in Duluth, Minnesota
Bent Paddle has found its home inside of a former warehouse.
Bent Paddle is located in the old Enger & Olson Warehouse which was once the premier place to purchase furniture. The area of Our Lincoln Park has emerged as a growing craft district but in fact was once a furniture district. Bent Paddle's location is a reminder of that past as well as a symbol of the future of the district. So, why Bent Paddle? It turns out brewer Byron Tonnis used a bent canoe paddle to mix his brewing mash. Additionally, the brewers share a passion for canoeing. So, Bent Paddle is the perfect name!


Bent Paddle was certainly hopping during our visit. So, plenty of people had the same idea we did! Bent Paddle had such a large range of craft brews on tap, it took a little while for us to choose our tastes! We enjoyed a little time off of our feet enjoying a range of fabulous brews. What a nice way to end our afternoon at Our Lincoln Park!

Adorable directional sign in Our Lincoln Park in Duluth, Minnesota
In case you get a little lost!

Also check out:
  • Two Loons which is home to over 85 local makers.
  • Riverside Soy Candles for unique soy candles capturing Duluth and maybe even create your own candle! (Reservations required.)
  • Duluth Folk School is the perfect spot for enjoying live music or even some nibbles at Dovetail Cafe.
  • Love Creamery for handcrafted artisan ice cream, gelato and sorbet.
  • Duluth Cider for intriguing flavors of ciders made with Minnesota apples.
Exploring Duluth Minnesota Makers in Our Lincoln Park including Frost River, Bent Paddle Brewing, Duluth Pottery and Tile and more.

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