Railroad Spurs jutting into the lake
I find this photo fascinating because it shows how the railroad spurs thrust unto the lake. The iron ore is pulled out of the ground in "Iron Range" cities like Hibbing, Chisolm and Virginia and then carried by rail to the port city of Duluth. The end of the line are these spurs that extend into Lake Superior for the sole purpose of depositing the ore into the vast ore ships that will eventually carry the iron to the steel mills of the lower midwest. Places like Gary, Indiana and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
- Historical Travel
Hike in the Wilderness in the Heart of the City
Chester Creek Park stretches for over two miles right through the middle of the city. You can start at the entrance at 4th Street near 14th Avenue East right across from the Whole Foods Co-op and walk up the trail to Chester Bowl. It's a lovely hike all year round.
- Hiking and Walking
First United Methodist Church (known locally as the "Coppertop") is one of the dominant buildings on Duluth's skyline. Its parking lot is also a great place to get a view of the city, the lake, and the bay. On weekdays around noon you will probably find a half dozen or so police cars, ambulances, and service trucks in the parking lot with their passengers eating take-out lunches appreciating the view. Get a clue from the locals and check it out!
The inside of the church is interesting too and the side chapel is a beautiful and restful spot for contemplation. The church is almost always open, but I'd suggest checking in with the office. There's a nursery school in the building and one can't be too careful these days.
Watch Ore Boats Loading at Missabe
You can watch ore boats loading at Duluth Missabe and Iron Range Railway at 35th Avenue and West and Superior Street. They have observation platforms you can stand on but the ship needs to be on the right side of the dock to see anything.
Tour Split Rock Lighthouse
Split Rock Lighthouse is located in another MN State Park just a few miles north of Gooseberry Falls State Park. Here you can tour the lighthouse and watch a film of the lighthouse in its working days. There is an extra charge for the lighthouse tour. There is also a gift shop here and picnic grounds also.
- Hiking and Walking
Take North Shore Drive to Gooseberry Falls!
Gooseberry Falls is a State Park on Scenic Hwy 61 north of Duluth. You will need to have a MN State Park Sticker ($20 annual)or 2 day pass to get in. These will allow you entrance to all Minnesota State Parks. There are pcinic grounds and viewing areas of the falls from the top and from the bottom. There is also a visitors center and a gift shop.
On one of my trips to Duluth...
On one of my trips to Duluth my friend and I decided to try to find the University of Minnesota Dutluth(UMD). We drove all over town and finally ended up following a UMD bus to campus. Classes where in session so my friend and I (both of us were college students but skipping out on our classes for the day to visit) posed as students and walked around campus. It was very interesting experience.(another pic. of Brighton beach)
supposed HauntingGlensheen Mansion
In this house, an elderly woman and her nurse were brutally murdered by the former’s crazed lover. Now, it is said that the two haunt the house. It is said that eerie black, shadowy figures walking about the basement. Lights turning on and off have also been reported. There has even been one report of a piece of candy rolling back and forth across the dresser.
Ride the Pizza Train. This...
Ride the Pizza Train. This train travels around the Duluth area and you get pizza for dinner. I wish I could remember the name of it, but I did this about 8 years ago.
Electric Fetus 12 E Superior...
12 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
This a record store. But it's a record store called Electric Fetus. What more could you ask for? Actually, it's a pretty cool place to stop by.
Brighton Beach. Just north of...
Brighton Beach. Just north of town this beach of rocks that have been smoothed down by the lake. Its a great place to have a picnic. To get to it you have to take a right just before you hit the scenic and expressway split on the road along the lake.
Superior, Wisconsin: The city...
Superior, Wisconsin: The city across the bay that has competed on-again, off-again for decades with Duluth for everything from railroad facilities to the loyalties of footballs fans beholden to the NFL's Central Division. 'Soup-Town' may be looked down upon by Duluthians (who are looked down upon by Twin Cities' visitors) but it's the only place to go and watch a Packer game short of Lambeau. To see real Packer football you need to suck it up and head to Schultze's.
Northern birch forests
I love the birch tree. Such a gentle slender tree with a white coat. They are a sure sign that the travelor has entered northern territory. Long may the birch reign.
- Hiking and Walking
Take A Drive on 7 Bridges Road
Seven Bridges Road is on the way north side on Skyline Drive near Lester Park. There are seven old stone bridges that you wind your way around. It is very pretty scenery, but kind of hard to find.
Visit Gooseberry Falls!!! Moe...
Visit Gooseberry Falls!!! Moe info is under Two Harbours.
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