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City Parks

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Pristine forests, stunning waterfalls, urban gardens, unique playgrounds…you’re sure to make memories no matter which of the 162 parks and natural areas you choose to enjoy.

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The lakewalk

From Brighton Beach to Bayfront Festival Park, the Lakewalk stretches 7.3 miles, tracing the shore of Lake Superior and winding its way through Duluth.

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bayfront festival park

No matter the season, Bayfront Festival Park is an entertainment hub on the shores of Lake Superior. From summer concerts to an outdoor ice skating rink to beer festivals and the Bentleyville Tour of Lights, you’re sure to make memories when you’re at Bayfront.

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playfront park on the bay

Playfront Park, located inside Bayfront Festival Park at base of 5th Ave West, is a can’t-miss stop for families. This free playground is an Evos design structure that enhances children’s balance, coordination and strength—the perfect spot to get out the wiggles after some time in the car.

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lester park

Located in the east end of Duluth, Lester Park features 9+ miles of hiking and mountain biking trails between Amity Creek and Lester River. Lester Park Rendezvous takes place in the park every September and features lots of food, crafts, and entertainment.

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The Rose Garden at Leif Erikson Park

A spectacular extension of Leif Erikson Park, Duluth’s Rose Garden offers a beautiful arrangement of more than 3,000 rose bushes and other floral delights. There’s also a fountain, a marble gazebo, an herb garden and plenty of benches overlooking the lake.

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Enger Tower

Enger Park & Twin Ponds

Enger Park is a landmark in Duluth, complete with a pavilion, gardens and the Peace Bell, a replica of a cherished temple bell in Ohara, Japan, one of Duluth’s sister cities. While here, don’t miss Enger Memorial Tower (open May 1–mid-October), which sits 500 feet above Lake Superior, providing a stunning view of the Duluth-Superior Harbor.

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Park point

Park Point (Minnesota Point)

Park Point, located at the end of Minnesota Avenue, is the world’s largest freshwater sandbar and a great place for swimming, picnics and even sand volleyball tournaments. Multiple pavilions and grills are available for reservation, and lifeguards are on the beach during the summer season.

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Keene Creek

Keene creek park

Located in West Duluth’s Irving neighborhood, Keene Creek Park features playground equipment built for younger kids, a skate park, picnic areas, tennis and basketball courts, a paved trail, and a fenced-in, year-round dog park.

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Duluth in the fall

Waabizheshikana (Western Waterfront trail)

Waabizheshikana offers nearly five miles of accessible trails along the banks of the St. Louis River, and it’s the starting point of the Willard Munger Trail, a 70-mile paved path considered among the most scenic trails in the state.

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Kids playing by the sculpture

Waterfront Sculpture Walk

Offering more than beautiful lake views, Duluth’s waterfront is an expression of art. A series of prized sculptures representing the social, cultural and historical values of Duluth and its sister cities in Vaxjo, Sweden; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Petrozavodsk, Russia; and Ohara, Japan, create an outdoor gallery of international art.

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Chambers Grove

Chambers grove park

A popular picnic site for over 150 years, Fond du Lac’s Chambers Grove along the St. Louis River underwent reconstruction after the 2012 floods and today contains a picnic pavilion, grills, an interpretive walking trail, and access to the river and the Duluth Traverse mountain bike trail.

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