Why You Need to Travel to Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth, located on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, is one of my favorite places to visit! It’s a place I can let myself go and forget just about everything. It is a peaceful and relaxing place to escape from the busyness of life. We try to visit Duluth regularly, even if it’s only for a few days. Yes, it’s located in northern Minnesota along the Lake Superior North Shore, but the true beauty in Duluth is well worth the trip.

Gooseberry Falls
Gooseberry Falls

Visiting Gooseberry Falls north of Two Harbors, MN. It is a “must stop” and an icon of the North Shore.

Two Harbors
Betty’s Pies

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!


Viking Motif on the Overpass

Duluth is proud of its history and heritage noted by the motif on the overpass.


Canal Park

If you are fortunate to take the Lakewalk in Canal Park, you may have a passenger 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.


Duluth Storefront with Front Door Open on 43-degree day

Even at 43 degrees, store owners had their doors wide-open. It was really fun to watch Canal Park get ready for the big Memorial Day weekend – the kickoff to a very busy tourist season.

And ships coming and going out of the harbor–it feels like you are in another part of the country. It really takes your breath away.


Some of our Duluth traditions do focus on food. Along with eating at Betty’s Pies, we also enjoy Chicken Wild Rice Soup at Grandma’s Restaurant (the original). 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 ever have the chance to travel to Duluth, I highly recommend it. Enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the lake and the city has to offer.

Duluth Lakewalk

And if you want to go further north, check out other areas to visit in northern Minnesota:

Travel Minnesota’s Far North Shore

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