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Scenic Drive - Skyline Parkway, Enger Park to Seven Bridges Road - Duluth, Minnesota

Fall Color from atop Enger Park Hill
Fall color in Duluth, MN Harbor from Enger Park Tower

The Skyline Drive is Duluth's Scenic Byway, stretching 25 miles from Spirit Mountain (SW) to Seven Bridges Road (NE).

Our favorite segment of the drive begins at Enger Park. While the drive offers great panoramic views of the city any time of the year, it is especially attractive during the fall color season. And during this season, a stop at Enger Park to climb the observation tower is a must. Another worthwhile fall color stop along the scenic drive is Hawk's Ridge to see hawks, falcons, and eagles during the fall migration.

 

Skyline Drive Parkway, Duluth, Minnesota

Skyline Drive from Enger ParkMany people begin their tour of Skyline Parkway at the intersection of US Hwy 2 and I-35, near Spirit Mountain. The Minnesota Dept of Tourism Thompson Hill Visitor Center is nearby. Suggest checking with them for a Duluth City Streets map. It will help you navigate. You can also print out the map to the right as a rough guide. Once the map pops up, right click on it and select "print."

We've generally started our trips at Enger Park because it is a worthwhile attraction in itself. Enger is accessible from US Hwy 53 north.

This map only shows the Skyline Drive Scenic Route as far as Chester Park. See the second map lower down the page for a continuation through the Seven Bridges Road.

Fall color photos from Enger Park Tower
< < < Fall color picture Looking NE from Enger Park. Skyline Parkway runs beneath the bluff in the upper left hand portion of the photo.

Fall color photos from Enger Park Tower


< < < Fall color photo looking north from the Enger Park Tower. In distance, Enger Park Golf Course

Fall color Duluth's Hawk Ridge and Skyline Drive


View from a scenic overlook along Duluth's Skyline Parkway. Hawk's Ridge in distance, far left. Duluth's Lester Park community is upper right portion of the photo. > > >

Duluth Seven Bridges Road

Map of Skyline Drive from Enger Park


Actually an extension of Skyline Parkway, the Seven Bridges Road runs from the top of Hawk's Ridge looping through the sparsely populated countryside and then returns to Duluth proper entering via Lester Park.

 

Below are a few fall color pictures from one of our fall drives along the parkway.



View of the Amity Creek waterfall from one of the stone bridges along Seven Bridges Road. > > >

fall color picture Seven Bridges Road, Amity Creek Waterfall


More Bridges on the route from Hawk's Ridge to Lester Park.

fall color picture Seven Bridges Road


fall color picture Seven Bridges Road, Duluth, MN

More info on Seven Bridges Road and Skyline Parkway

Mark Ryan has created an interesting website on the history of the Seven Bridges Parkway and Scenic Skyline Drive.

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