Duluth, located on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, is one of my favorite places to visit! Why? It’s a place I can let myself go and forget just about everything. It is a peaceful and relaxing place to get away from the busyness of life. We try to visit Duluth when we can fit it into our schedule, even if it’s only for a few days. By car, it’s about a five hour, well worth the trip. But the true beauty in Duluth is well worth the trip.
Sometimes farming affords you small breaks. And we had a break between planting and spraying. We decided to take advantage of it and spend a couple days in Duluth. Yes, I could have stayed home and planted my potted flowers and many other items on my to-do list. But . . . I needed my “Duluth fix!”
Take a break and come along for a “Duluth Fix” virtual tour.
Visiting Gooseberry Falls north of Two Harbors, MN. The waterfall was showing it’s fierceness while we visited during mid May, 2015.
And a stop to Betty’s Pies north of Two Harbors is a must! They have so, so many different flavors of pies, it’s hard to choose just one! My pie choice was the Raspberry Rhubarb Crunch. So good!
Duluth is proud of it’s history and heritage noted by the motif on the overpass.
If you are fortunate to take the Lakewalk in Canal Park, you may have this train pass you by! The North Shore Scenic Railroad ride is a relaxing experience and the open cars are the most fun to ride in.
Even at 43 degrees, store owners had their doors open. It was really fun to watch Canal Park get ready for it’s big Memorial Day weekend – the kickoff to a very busy tourist season. And Duluth caters to it’s tourists!
And ships coming and going out of the harbor. This video was taken a year ago. We only had a few ships coming and going when we were there the past few days.
Some of our Duluth traditions do focus around food. Along with eating at Betty’s Pies, we also enjoy Chicken Wild Rice Soup at Grandma’s. When we travel to Duluth, we either stay somewhere on the North Shore or in Canal Park. Our favorite place to stay in Canal Park is the Inn on Lake Superior. They have S’Mores available every evening, summer or winter. So fun!
If you are ever have the chance to travel to Duluth, I highly recommend it. Enjoy the beauty and peacefulness the lake and the city has to offer.