The downtown portion of the Duluth, Mn Lakewalk
walking towards the lighthouse & shipping canal
The Duluth Lakewalk is one of the most scenic walking and biking paths around Lake Superior. It offers great vistas of the big lake, attractively maintained parks and gardens, beaches for wading and rock picking, and a unique blend of separation from the noise and busyness of an urban area coupled with easy access to some of its benefits: shopping, dining, pubs, ice cream parlors, etc.
The Duluth Lakewalk begins (or ends!) at the Bayfront Park Pavillion, pictured below. At this point it technically is a river walk, as the adjacent body of water is the mouth of the St. Louis River which formally empties into Lake Superior as it passes under the Aerial Lift bridge (pictured in the background).
The walk is more than 3 miles long, beginning at Bayfront Park, running through Leif Erickson park near the Rose Garden and eventually connecting with London Road on the northeast side of town.
Stairways like this one are sprinkled along the route . . . providing convenient access to pubs, restaurants, and rest room facilities while keeping the lakefront free of commercial clutter. This one enters the Lakewalk near the Fitgers Brewery Complex. Canal Park is in the background across the bay.
The lakewalk accomodates bikers, rollerbladers, runners and walkers.The boardwalk is for walkers, the pavement for bikers, rollerbladers, and runners.
See the picture to the left showing the dual paths. Just around the corner, behind Hans and Jo, the lakewalk turns towards Canal Park.
Located at most entrances to the lakewalk are pooper scooper bag dispensers for doggie "accidents!" We always carry a couple with us . . . just in case.
There are lots of benches along the lakewalk for resting or just watching the waves, ships and birds.
Links to Other Points of Interest along the Lakewalk
Visitor Information Duluth, Mn
Continuing your Travel & Trekking
Around Lake Superior
Superior Trails Lake Superior Circle Tour
Some More Lakewalk Pictures
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2014
Apostle Islands National Park
Lake Superior Ice Caves