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Must See Scenic Drives in Duluth, Minnesota

Scenic Drives to Take in Duluth This FallDiscover the most stunning scenic drives in Duluth and along the North Shore of Lake Superior this summer. Ancient glaciers created the dramatic landscape with sheer cliffs, sparkling shorelines, deep old-growth forests and distant mountain peaks. So, it’s no surprise that Travel and Leisure highlighted The North Shore Drive in their article listing America’s Most Scenic Roads. However, the Duluth area actually has four amazing scenic drives. Each offer an unforgettable day of overlooks, waterfall hikes and charming towns. See the unparalleled beauty all around Duluth while enjoying a relaxing drive. Stay at the hub of all the attractions in lovely Canal Park. The Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, right on the water’s edge, has sweeping views of Lake Superior. Our tranquil retreat feels like a world away, while being just steps from great restaurants and shopping. Our three course, gourmet breakfasts will have you ready for another exciting day in Duluth. Reserve your elegant guest suite with us for a perfect summer escape. 

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Plan Ahead for the Fall Foliage in Duluth

Come See the Fall Foliage in Duluth in 2019!The brilliant fall foliage reflected off Lake Superior may seem far away, but now’s the time to plan an autumn getaway to Duluth. This dazzling, yet fleeting season has a devoted following and bed and breakfasts fill up quickly. The vibrant hills and mountains draw in many visitors, but Duluth also offers a wide range of ways to bask in the autumn glow. Lose yourself in the hundreds of hiking and mountain bike trails in and around the city. However, many love the leisurely scenic drives along the shoreline, cliffs, and beaches. Join a relaxing fall foliage train excursion or a guided photography tour. Stay at the center of all the wonderful options and reserve your suite at the Solglimt Bed and Breakfast right in Canal Park. Guests enjoy waterfront views of Lake Superior from our gardens, porches and new rooftop deck. Each crisp fall morning begins with our gourmet coffee blend alongside a delicious three-course breakfast. Remember this season only lasts from mid-September to late October, so watch the DNR color finder for peak colors. Book your fall foliage adventure to Duluth today.

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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, 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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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.

 

 

Duluth’s Dazzling Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage in DuluthFall 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 →