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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.

 

 

Explore the Canal Park Neighborhood

Duluth Canal Park with Lakewalk and Aerial Lift BridgeCanal Park has everything for a relaxing and fun summer day in Duluth. This converted warehouse district offers great restaurants, eclectic shops, museums, and fantastic views of Lake Superior. Find iconic Duluth landmarks here such as the Aerial Lift Bridge and the Duluth North Pier Lighthouse. Spend the day discovering local history at the Lake Superior Marine Museum or catch a show at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Or just enjoy a sunny summer day walking along the shoreline on the scenic Lakewalk path. And the beautiful Solglimt Bed and Breakfast is found within this diverse and charming neighborhood. Enjoy our gourmet breakfasts each morning with stunning lake views, after a perfect night’s rest in our luxury guest rooms. Book your summer getaway with us for a restful, restorative vacation just steps away from the best neighborhood in Duluth. Continue reading →

The Bentleyville Tour of Lights

Young couple walking in Bentleyville enjoying hot chocolateThe holidays are just around the corner, and Duluth ushers them in with a breathtaking display at the Bentleyville Tour of Lights. This magical holiday tradition is America’s largest walk through lighting display and is a completely free event. Spirits will soar while you stroll under the twinkling of over 4 million lights, each reflected on the shores of Lake Superior. Bentleyville is walkable from the lovely Solglimt Bed and Breakfast, or guests can cross the bridge and ride the “jingle bus.” Book your stay now and enjoy our Bentleyville Special available from November 20th to December 22nd. Our suites will be reduced during these dates for Monday through Thursday getaways. The special pricing will be reflected when making reservations on our website and cannot be combined with a gift card. Bentleyville lights up on November 18th to December 26th, so plan an enchanting visit to Duluth now.

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