Enjoy an Afternoon on the Duluth Lakewalk

photo of lighthouses from the Duluth Lakewalk near our bed and breakfast in Duluth MN

Discover the natural beauty of Duluth, Minnesota, on foot by exploring the Duluth Lakewalk, a popular destination for both locals and tourists. This picturesque approximately seven-mile path is perfect for leisurely walks or bike rides hugging the shores of the stunning Lake Superior—the largest freshwater lake in the world! Along the way, you’ll find several points of interest and places to stop and admire the view.

As you follow the paved path of the Duluth Lakewalk, breathtaking views are at every turn, with peaceful parks, gardens, and beaches that are a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, it’s worth noting that the Lakewalk is conveniently situated near various shopping, dining, and other popular attractions, especially in the ever-popular Canal Park.

For those who love to explore a new city on foot, our waterfront bed and breakfast in Duluth, MN, is the ideal home base. We’re located within steps of the Duluth Lakewalk and all the incredible sights along the way. You can leave right from our doorstep and spend the whole day exploring without ever having to get in your car. In the evenings, one of our five guest rooms will be a welcome reprieve and provide excellent spaces to relax and refresh! In fact, Travel + Leisure just named our bed and breakfast in Duluth one of the best places to stay! Make your reservation today.

photo from the Duluth Lakewalk near our bed and breakfast in Duluth MN

Explore the Duluth Lakewalk on the Shores of Lake Superior

The Duluth Lakewalk is a popular destination year-round for visitors and locals alike to get their steps in with the perfect backdrop. From our bed and breakfast in Duluth, you’ll walk across the historic Aerial Lift Bridge to Canal Park—a hub of activity with event venues, breweries, restaurants, and shopping opportunities. The most popular portion of the Duluth Lakewalk is the first three miles, but the path stretches another four miles for those who want to get more of a trek in.

Here are great things to know about the Duluth Lakewalk:

  1. The Duluth Lakewalk begins at Bayfront Park. The beautiful space on the harbor has large grassy fields where festivals, concerts, and other events take place all year—including the iconic Bayfront Blues Festival. You’ll also find the Great Lakes Aquarium and the historic William A. Irvin ship nearby, both excellent things to do in Duluth to add to your itinerary.
  2. Canal Park is up next! You’ll have a front-row seat to watch the workings of the historic Aerial Lift Bridge during the shipping season. The large cargo ships arrive and depart from the harbor, and the bridge opens to send them off or welcome them home. Canal Park offers not only unparalleled lakefront access but it’s also home to great shopping and dining options to check out during your stroll. Canal Park Brewing, Vikre Distilling, and Lake Avenue Restaurant & Bar are fantastic lunch, dinner, or drink stops. Grab a photo of the lighthouse at the end of the pier.
  3. One of the most popular parts of the Duluth Lakewalk is the wooden boardwalk, home to several attractions such as the “locks of love” pier posts and Uncle Harvey’s Mausoleum. If you’re looking for a break from the boardwalk, lovely beaches are nearby where you can search for agates or sea glass. For an unforgettable experience, consider renting a bike from Wheel Fun Rentals and exploring the area.
  4. Along the Duluth Lakewalk, you’ll see the Northland Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Memorials commemorating those who lost their lives in these wars. Head past the memorials to the nearby Fitger’s Complex on Superior Street, a historic converted warehouse building filled with unique shops and restaurants for a bite to eat along your stroll.
  5. Leif Erickson Park is a picturesque green space along the Duluth Lakewalk; plan on taking a quiet break here. The park is home to the exquisite Duluth Rose Garden, showcasing more than 3,000 rose bushes and other blooming plants in the spring and summer months. The garden also includes a fountain, a gazebo, and numerous benches that offer stunning views of Lake Superior. It’s the perfect spot to pause and smell the roses!
  6. The Duluth Lakewalk is also one of the best places in Duluth in the autumn to take in stunning fall colors! This area is known for its diverse collection of hardwood trees that put on quite a show each fall. The foliage along the shores of Lake Superior comes to life with bright reds, oranges, and golden hues.

the Duluth Lakewalk near our bed and breakfast in Duluth MN is the perfect activity

Luxurious Lodging at our Bed and Breakfast in Duluth, MN

While enjoying the stunning views of this fantastic city, our bed and breakfast in Duluth, MN, offers the perfect retreat! Situated on the shores of Lake Superior, you can experience a sense of tranquility and calm. Our peaceful garden surroundings and deck areas allow you to relax and admire the harbor’s comings and goings. You’ll also only be steps to a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, ideal for picnics and dipping your toes into the crisp waters.

Inside, your elegant guest suite is designed with sharp attention to detail and your utmost comfort in mind. Each room is uniquely decorated to reflect Duluth’s beauty and eclectic culture. Amenities you’ll enjoy include private baths with complimentary Aveda products, an electric or gas fireplace, sitting nooks, views out your window, and so much more! Big, comfortable beds are dressed in fine linens, and you’ll love slipping into a plush robe in the evenings.

We’ll treat you in the mornings to a gourmet and wholesome breakfast, always paired with our house-blend coffee, fresh fruit, and juices. Find a comfortable spot in our dining room or out on the back deck with the morning sounds of the lake as your soundtrack. After your first visit, you’ll see why our guests return to our bed and breakfast in Duluth. Reserve your room today!

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