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Brewery Tours in Duluth

Glasses with different sorts of craft beer on wooden bar on brewery toursDuluth is known as a great beer town and brewery tours are a fun way to see several in one day. Visitors can join a tour group through The Duluth Experience or sample a few brewery tours on their own. In addition to tasting amazing craft brews learn about the whole beer making process. Many of the breweries have excellent restaurants, some with great views and patios to enjoy on warm days. Also check their calendars for lively evening events such as music and trivia nights. Close to all the action find a tranquil retreat on the shores of Lake Superior. The Solglimt Bed and Breakfast is located in Canal Park and walking distance to several of the best breweries. Every morning sip our custom blend of Alakef Coffee on the many decks and porches. Then sit down to a three course gourmet breakfast while taking in the lake views. Reserve your perfectly appointed guest room and plan a refreshing spring or summer getaway.

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The Best Hikes to Take Near Downtown Duluth

Happy couple hikes in the forestSome of the best hikes in Minnesota are found near Duluth’s lively downtown. Duluth’s hilly terrain and diverse landscape make for interesting and sometimes challenging hikes not found in most major cities. Visitors can stroll sandy beaches, hike forest trails and enjoy amazing views just minutes away from great restaurants and entertainment. Days are getting longer and the hiking season will be here soon. Now’s the time to plan a relaxing Duluth getaway. The Solglimt Bed and Breakfast offers guests a waterfront retreat with sweeping views of Lake Superior. Our tranquil inn, located in Canal Park, is just steps away from wonderful hikes and all the city’s attractions. Not to mention our rooftop deck, the perfect place to put up your feet and watch the sunset after a day hiking. Reserve your private suite at the Solglimt Bed and Breakfast for a wonderful hiking adventure.

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Book Early for a Summer Getaway in Duluth in 2019

Summer at Park Point Beach On Lake Superior With Duluth, Minnesota In BackThoughts of warm summer vacations spent relaxing on a sunny beach will drive away any lingering winter blues you may be feeling. Those precious summer days will be here before you know it. Now’s the time to plan your summer getaway to our idyllic waterfront location. Duluth was recently picked as one of the “7 Wonderful Beach Cities In The USby MostInside.com. To quote the article, “The city of Duluth has so much to offer beach enthusiasts such that a single visit here will not be enough.” They also consider Park Point Beach a “must” when visiting Duluth. We at the Solglimt Bed and Breakfast couldn’t agree more. Our welcoming Victorian cottage is located on the water’s edge of Park Point. Guests here enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views of Lake Superior and St. Louis Bay from our porch and rooftop deck. In addition to wonderful views and beach access, Canal Park shops and restaurants are just two blocks away. Our reservation calendar fills up quickly, so book your summer getaway with us today.

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Spend a Romantic Weekend in Duluth this February

Romantic winter getawayBegin 2019 with a romantic escape to Duluth this February. Break free from all your daily stressors, and take the time for each other on a quick getaway. Rekindle your passion at our secluded, lakefront Inn on the shores of Lake Superior, while also enjoying easy access to all the city and its outdoor recreation. Spend the days exploring Canal Park and downtown Duluth, or the miles of skiing trails, many just minutes away. Enjoy evenings at a play, musical, or concert, then finish the night with a delicious dinner before sinking into the restful accommodations. Everything is just steps away when staying at the Solglimt Bed and Breakfast. Couples love our stunning water views, generous suites, and full gourmet breakfasts. Give yourself and your loved one the gift of an adventure together. Book your romantic vacation today. Continue reading →

Cross-Country Skiing in Duluth

cross-country skiing on a bright sunny day. Cross-country ski lovers will find their paradise this winter in Duluth. The hundreds of kilometers of hiking trails are now perfectly groomed skiing paths. While gliding through deep forests, over hillsides and along streams, you’ll forget you’re only minutes from downtown. After losing yourself in a snowy wonderland of local parks and trail systems, refuel at the many great restaurants, coffeehouses or pubs. Visitors will never run out of trails to explore, views to experience and new challenges to conquer. In the middle of all the activities find the Solglimt Bed and Breakfast. We have a central location that also offers a tranquil setting with wonderful views of Lake Superior. Our gourmet breakfasts, along with our custom coffee blend will have you ready for another day skiing. Book your cross-country ski getaway with us today and discover Duluth adventures this winter.

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A Winter Getaway along the Shores of Lake Superior

Winter background with couple making heart with gloved handsAs autumn transitions into winter on the shores of Lake Superior the holiday and snowy outdoor activities are gearing up. Downtown Duluth sparkles with seasonal cheer, while powdery snow covers the surrounding mountains. Plan a Duluth vacation filled with Christmas celebrations and performances, in addition to outdoor adventures and events. At the center of all the action find a peaceful retreat at the Solglimt Bed and Breakfast. Located right in Canal Park, with sweeping lakefront views and elegant guest rooms. Give yourself the gift of a winter getaway and create magical memories.

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Plan Ahead for the 2018 Bentleyville Tour of Lights in Duluth

couple enjoying The Bentleyville Tour of LightsThe Bentleyville Tour of Lights known as America’s largest walk through light show, is a beloved tradition in Duluth. Thousands of locals and visitors stroll the amazing displays each year that include over 5 million sparkling lights. Held at the 20-acre Bayfront Festival Park along the shores of beautiful Lake Superior, it’s a magical way to celebrate the holidays. Santa and Mrs. Claus parachute into the park on opening night, November 17th, and the season wraps up with a spectacular fireworks display on December 26th. This enchanting event is completely free and great for everyone. Nearby in Canal Park, find the tranquil Solglimt Bed and Breakfast. Our lovely lakefront location is just a short walk to the Bentleyville Tour of Lights and close to great restaurants along with the best shopping. Check the Bentleyville “Crowd-O-Meterand plan your festive getaway at our charming Duluth inn during this joyful time.

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Discover the Beautiful Fall Adventures in Duluth

Fall Foliage along highwayThe glorious fall season has begun to paint the Duluth landscape with its vibrant colors. The parks, mountains and forests are transformed into a wonderland of fiery reds, oranges and yellows. In addition to hiking, there are many ways to explore the autumn beauty. Stroll the gardens of a historic mansion, drive a scenic highway or watch the countryside roll by on a relaxing train ride. After your adventures, return to the serene Solglimt Bed and Breakfast location overlooking Lake Superior. Our lovely inn offers visitors a gourmet breakfast, with wonderful lakefront views and elegant guest rooms. Book your fall getaway with us today and catch the peak autumn colors.

3 Great Ways to Enjoy Fall Colors

As Duluth dons its fall colors, visitors and locals alike rush outdoors to witness the splendor. Many choose the wonderful hiking and biking trails, while others opt for a winding drive through the landscape or a day long train excursion. All are great ways to see the landscape bursting with the hues of autumn.

Duluth hiking trails are always beautiful but they are at their most magical during fall. Right outside our door find the lovely Lakewalk Fall Foliage at Middle Gooseberry Fallsalong the shores of Lake Superior. This paved pedestrian and bike trail leads to the picturesque Rose Garden and Leif Erikson parks. However be sure to make time to explore the charming gardens at the Glensheen Mansion. Another nearby trail is the one at Sandy Park Point and has breathtaking 360 degree views of Lake Superior.  For more great views also explore Enger Park, and climb the five story Enger Tower for beautiful panoramic views. For a short hike walk the Lester Park Trail, a gentle wooded trail with views of the lovely Lester River. While experienced hikers can challenge themselves on the Superior Hiking Trail.

To get a grander view of the scenery around Duluth consider a dayFall Foliage at Split Rock Lighthouse driving one of the two scenic highways. The Duluth Skyline Parkway has stunning lake views and amazing trails to explore. Begin your journey at Enger Park then stop at Chester Park and the Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. The charming extension called “The Seven Bridges Road” is worth the extra time. The North Shore Drive hugs cliffs and beaches providing stunning views of Lake Superior. Popular stops on the route include the enchanting Gooseberry Falls, Iona’s Beach, and Split Rock Lighthouse.

Fall Foliage along Train TracksFor an all day fall excursion book a North Shore Fall Color Train Tours along Lake Superior on the North Shore Scenic Railroad. This 6 hour tour invites guest to relax as they travel to historic towns and watch the fall scenery go by. The trip includes a two hour stop in Two Harbors to stretch your legs and get a bite to eat. It’s a wonderful carefree way to spend the day.

The intense color of the season is fleeting, and that’s what makes it so special. Visit Duluth before the brilliant colors begin to fade.  Reserve your room today at the Solglimt B&B for a tranquil autumn vacation.

 

 

Festivals to Check Out this September in Duluth

September festivals in DuluthThe September festivals in Duluth offer something for all interests. September is a great time to visit Duluth, while the weather is still beautiful and parks less crowded. Enjoy fun events at the Bayfront Festival Park located on the shores of Lake Superior. Float up into blue skies during the balloon festival or dance the night away under the Aerial Lift Bridge. In addition, festival goers are treated to a choice of great food, craft beer, arts and entertainment. Make the Solglimt Bed and Breakfast your quiet retreat after a day of festivities. Located in Canal Park, our charming Inn is only a short walk to Bayfront Park. Our guests are treated to gourmet breakfasts, perfectly appointed rooms, and multiple decks with stunning Lake Superior and St. Louis Bay views. Book your getaway at the Solglimt and experience Duluth’s September festivals. Continue reading →

Hike Duluth’s Park Point

driftwood on the beach of the park point hikeDuluth 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 Merlin Falcon flying over park point hiketo 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.

Sunset view of Lake Superior on park point hikeWhen 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.