Duluth

Check out Duluth on the western tip of Lake Superior. Named the best outdoor adventure hub in the northern hemisphere, Duluth is the gateway to one of the most beautiful regions on earth. Right in town, rocky ridges greet the greatest inland sea. You can hike to stunning overlooks, thrill to signs of wolf or warblers, and be back for lunch. Hiking, biking, and ski trails weave through a town rich in cultural and tourist amenities. Let us be your local connection.



Posts from Duluth

Wandering warblers by the waves
July 15, 2013 by Best North Shore

Wandering warblers by the waves

Northeastern Minnesota, with its deep forests and its clean lakes and rivers, is warbler paradise. These little flits of life fill our habitats with their songs and color. It's an honor to help them along their way … read more


We found spring on the Western Waterfront Trail
May 5, 2013 by Best North Shore

We found spring on the Western Waterfront Trail

Sure it's May 5th already. But when I told Sally I wanted to go for a hike this Sunday afternoon, her question was obvious, "Where?" As in, "Are you crazy, everything is snowy, muddy or crowded." … read more


Tour Duluth, an urban ski challenge this weekend
March 4, 2013 by Andrew Slade

Tour Duluth, an urban ski challenge this weekend

Tour Duluth is a year-end celebration of cross country skiing in Duluth. Skiers are encouraged to ski as many of Duluth’s ski trails as they can in one day. There are six trails and over sixty kilometers of trail here in town. … read more


Spirit Mountain nordic trails: The same, only better
January 31, 2013 by Andrew Slade

Spirit Mountain nordic trails: The same, only better

The cross country ski trails at Duluth's Spirit Mountain have been an insider's mecca, a system of well-groomed trails in lovely hardwood forest that only a few folks seemed to know about. Those that knew it, loved it. If you didn't know it, well...Over the summer, the Spirit ski trails got a major makeover, both physically and logistically. The trails are no longer managed by the Spirit Mountain ski hill, but are cared for by a partnership between the City of Duluth and the Duluth XC Ski Club (DXC). DXC volunteers took a hard look at the trail system and came … read more


Duluth cross country ski trails: 2013 winter update
January 8, 2013 by Andrew Slade

Duluth cross country ski trails: 2013 winter update

When you think of skiing and precipitation, most people think about snow. But it's been rain that has affected our trails the most. The great Duluth flood of June 2012 has impacted cross country skiing in Duluth at least as much as this winter's snow. Here is your guide to Duluth's city ski trails in this post-flood winter, working from west to east.Magney Ski TrailAt the far western end of Duluth is a large and wild 13 kilometers of ski trails that wind through the old-growth forests of a city scientific and natural area. Sadly, the June floods wiped out … read more


Jay Cooke: Enjoying park in pieces
November 16, 2012 by Andrew Slade

Jay Cooke: Enjoying park in pieces

Jay Cooke State Park is a sprawling North Woods landscape etched in intricate detail by the St. Louis River. This last summer, the river rose out of its banks in Duluth's 500-year flash flood and gouged the park into pieces. The park will never be quite the same. But with a few detours in mind, park visitors can still have a great Minnesota State Park experience. Long story short, the flood cut the park up like a Thanksgiving pie, into four big pieces. It was cut north from south, and west from east. From Minnesota DNR The flood closed off the park entirely … read more


Banff Mountain Film Festival…in Duluth
November 16, 2012 by Andrew Slade

Banff Mountain Film Festival…in Duluth

Take 200 skiers, hikers and climbers out of their funky North Woods cabins. Dress them up in wool and recycled nylon. Send them for a night out at the movies. Pack them all into a high school auditorium and show them films of beautiful wild places and crazy outdoor adventures. That's the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival event in Duluth, and it's happening again this Sunday and Monday, November 18 and 19.  This is a seriously special event for Duluth:Like November snow, it's totally freshThese films are the winners from a festival in Banff Alberta that just wrapped up a few … read more