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.
Gooseberry Falls State Park is known as the Gateway to the North Shore. There are plenty of trails to hike and there are three separate waterfalls (Upper and Lower Falls and the Fifth Falls). The Lower are the most impressive. I remember visiting here as a kid and loving it. Since then, I've seen more impressive falls in various parts of the world, but there's no doubt that this place is attractive and worth a hike.
Hours: 9am - 5:30pm, 365 days a year.
Address: 3206 Highway 61 East
Take Hwy 61 northeast from Duluth. You'll pass through Two Harbors and it's another 13 miles.
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.
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)
Enger Park has a pretty Japanese-style garden. It's but a short drive from downtown. The five-story, 80-foot tower was dedicated in 1939 by Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway. The view from up there is the best of any point in Duluth.
Located at Skyline Parkway and US Highway 51 (at the western end of Skyline Parkway).
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.
I grew up in the Lester Park neighborhood. It's a middle class Duluth neighborhood on the east side of the city. To the far east of the city you will find Lester Park. There is a parking lot near 60th Ave E and this park shouldn't be missed! Two rivers run through the park (one being Lester River of course) and there are lots of hiking trails. During the winter you will find numerous cross country skiing and snowmobiling trails. There are some senic views, small waterfalls and the opportunity to see nature. It's my husband and my favorite and we try to visit it every summer. He also likes to fish for trout in the rivers and sometimes is pretty lucky. If you hike far enough in the summer along one of the ski trails you will come across an overlook - which had a view of a local nude beach. But bring your binaculars because you will be pretty far up!
Go over the lift bridge and follow the road out to the small airport on Minnesota Point. There is a fantastic beach near the parking area that stretches out for almost 2 miles.
To reach the lighthouse you can opt to either follow the path (Marked nature trail) or walk along the beach. The ruins of the original lighthouse are located several hundred feet
from shore in a clearing above the beach
not far from the present lighthouse. The old shell of this structure dates back to the mid 1800's and still stands as a slightly eerie remnant of a time gone by.
The walk on the beach is worth the trip alone.
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.
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.
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.
The nearby Lester River is a great place to hike or to go fishing. The park is popular for family picnics as well. You can enter the park from Lester River Road approximately one block north of Superior Street.
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.
Visit Gooseberry Falls!!! Moe info is under Two Harbours.
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.