I have some friends coming up to visit Duluth at the end of the month.  They asked me about where to stay, and what to see in the Northland.   I ended up putting together a list of must see places in Duluth.   See if you agree:

1.  Canal Park.  Nothing identifies Duluth better than the aerial lift bridge.  Plus with all the restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions, it's the hub of the Northland tourism.  Included in this list, I mentioned they should tour the William A. Irvin.

2.  Park Point. Not many places that have a beach that big, at least in the midwest.  Plus with the water temperature warmer than 70 degrees, there's some pretty comfortable water.

3.  Enger Tower. Not only is it a great park surrounding the tower, but it's the best view of the Twin Ports.  And it's absolutely free!


4.  North Shore Scenic Drive. Anyone visiting Duluth should at least take a trip up the scenic highway towards Two Harbors.  Stop in Two Harbors for lunch, then head up to Gooseberry Falls.  It's quite the place to see.

5.  Downtown Duluth/ Superior Street. Take a walk through the downtown on Superior Street.  Check out the Depot, where you can tour trains, maybe even take a ride up the Northshore Scenic Railroad.  There's also some tourist like shops, and some great places to eat.

6.  The Lakewalk. Another good place to get a good view of Lake Superior and the shoreline is the Lakewalk.  There's miles of the paved trail for you to walk along and enjoy the ambiance of waves crashing on the rocks.