Canal Park: Gorgeous and free

Great news, Duluth residents and fans of the REAL North Shore. You can come back to Canal Park now. Parking is free and plentiful. Park at a meter and pay nothing; it’s after October 15th. 
The gulls have left the Marine Museum and are hanging dolefully on the South Pier. Virtually no need to fear gull droppings in your hair. The gates on the South Pier have been closed, but the North Pier, on the busy Canal Park side of the Canal, is still open for all.
And the late fall light is gorgeous, turning everything blue and aglow, like the Swedish flag.  
Get down here while it’s gorgeous, before November storms and January ice turn it gray and treacherous. 


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the memories! I used to love Park Point this time of year. Didn’t realize it had to be so organized in the summer now. We used to know the guy who ran the lift bridge and sometimes–rarely–got to ride it up when an ore boat came in and then down when all was clear. I suppose even that is automatic now. Gorgeous view from up, especially in the fall.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It really is a lovely spot and the ship watching is great. The clear fall skies are the best. More vivid is right. I like the view from Skyline Drive the best. Good for the city of Duluth for making attempts to fix the streets up there.

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