Duluth has endless choices of great hikes in its forests, mountains and stunning shoreline. However, one of the most unique and surprising hikes at the end of Park Point. Just beyond the vibrant Canal Park shops and restaurants, a hidden oasis stretches far into Lake Superior. The Park Point Trail includes miles of beach and forest paths through old growth pines. It’s a wonderful place to escape the crowds, spot some wildlife and enjoy endless views of the water and the Duluth skyline. Guests at the Solglimt Bed and Breakfast appreciate the convenient access to Canal Park and being close to downtown Duluth. While also loving the quiet waterfront location with beautiful views from our many porches and decks. Book your stay with us before summer slips away and take advantage of the best vacation location in Duluth.
Park Point Hike Details
Visitors get both a forest and a beach hike on this 4 mile round trip trail. Located on the a thin stretch of land between Lake Superior and Duluth Harbor it offers special views not found anywhere else. Early birds love to hike out to the beach, coffee in hand, and admire the sunrise over the water. Watch float planes land in the bay, photograph Duluth’s city skyline, and wave to boats entering the harbor.
Since the area has been protected the trail has many amazing old growth pines. Keep an eye out for the herd of white tailed deer that make their home in this forest sanctuary. The red and white pines are also home to many majestic raptors including Merlin falcons. The sandy beach section of the trail also offers great bird watching. Many shore birds run along the beach and nest in the wildflower covered dunes. A variety of songbirds can be seen perching in the trees that border the grassy patches.
This hike even has some history complete with ruins to explore. Check out the brick ruins of Lake Superior’s first lighthouse built in 1858. There’s also an abandoned US Army Corps of Engineers boat house and remnants of settlers cabins.
When our guests are looking for a peaceful hike we’re pleased to direct them to this lovely, nearby trail. Not many hikes have dunes, ancient pines, grassy meadows, all with stunning water views and we’re lucky to have one just minutes from our door. Reserve your room at our tranquil retreat on the shores of Lake Superior and discover the hidden treasures in Park Point.
Spring has arrived and summer is just around the corner. It’s time to think about warmer weather and summer vacations. Certainly, nothing cures the lingering winter blues like planning a summer getaway. The Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, located near Duluth’s summer playground, Canal Park, boasts 120 feet of shimmering shoreline on Lake Superior. Your stay with us will be even more magical lounging on our new rooftop deck. Our beautiful Victorian seaside cottage has always taken advantage of the stunning views from our porches and decks. Now the new rooftop deck adds a breathtaking 360 degree view of Lake Superior and St. Louis Bay. Our reservation calendar is filling up quickly and those valuable summer weeks are limited. Book your vacation with us today and start dreaming of a sunny retreat with many great summer adventures.
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Duluth has excellent dining options for every taste, and many are a short walk from our beautiful location on Park Point. At our gracious Solglimt Bed and Breakfast we also celebrate great food every morning with a delicious, gourmet meal. All of our breakfasts feature fresh, local produce and a custom blend of Alakef Coffee. This will prepare you for an exciting day of site-seeing, biking or hiking. After your adventures in our lively town, relax in a fun cafe for lunch or have an elegant evening out for dinner. Book your room with us today and treat yourself to a charming get-away that includes fantastic dining.
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Fall is the perfect time to see Duluth and the North Shore at it’s most colorful. The days are still sunny and our parks and forests are exploding with an array of brilliant reds, oranges and yellows. And those warm autumn hues are reflected in the deep blues of Lake Superior. Plan ahead using the Fall Color Finder provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Come stay at our lakefront Bed and Breakfast with spectacular views and all the comforts for a perfect fall vacation. Book your room at the gracious Solglimt Bed and Breakfast and see the North Shore at its most stunning. Continue reading →
This summer in Duluth has been an exceptional one, filled with extraordinary adventures along the shores of Lake Superior, and delightful guests coming through the doors of our Inn. Our location on Minnesota’s popular Park Point neighborhood is perfect for watching captivating sunsets and shipping traffic coming into Duluth’s harbor, and is the perfect destination from which to launch adventures on both land and sea. Those of us in Duluth know how to have a good time, which is a mindset reflected by our earned title of “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine. Further, our Duluth Bed and Breakfast is just a short walk away from downtown Duluth, and all it has to offer. Come stay with us for a few days, and spend your time exploring Duluth’s wooded hillsides and sparkling waterways. Afterwards, unwind and cool off with delicious craft brews at Duluth’s top breweries. Continue reading →
There are few places in Minnesota more exceptional than Duluth. Duluth has a reputation for being a rugged and active city, perfect for the avid outdoor enthusiast. It’s a reputation that’s well deserved. Summer is a special time of year in Duluth; there’s just something about this city that brings out your adventurous spirit. Perhaps it’s the wide open waters ready for exploration; or the hilly forests criss-crossed by trails; or the rugged outcroppings just begging to be climbed. Whatever it is, now is a great time to wrap up your summer fun with a getaway to our beautiful Bed and Breakfast on Duluth’s Park Point. Book your room at the luxurious Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, and get ready for an unforgettable summer vacation in Duluth. Continue reading →