Back in August 2006, I visited Duluth, Minnesota on a work trip. I blogged about it, but I never created any features or really shared the photos from it. The next series of posts will make up for it.
|The Duluth Lakewalk approaching the Aerial Lift Bridge
The first feature is the Duluth Lakewalk. This seven and a half mile multi-use recreational trail along the shores of Lake Superior is one of Duluth's top attractions. I stayed along the shores of Lake Superior and the Lakewalk for two nights. The afternoon of the first day - we had some free time to ourselves so I spent time along the trail. The time spent along the Lakewalk that afternoon started out overcast but cleared up by the time we would all meet for dinner.
|The Duluth Lakewalk connects to and showcases various parts of the city. Below: As the skies began to clear, Lake Superior's scenic coastline came to life.
The trail starts at the Aerial Lift Bridge and ends at University Park in the Lakeside - Lester Park Neighborhood. It connects to some of the city's major parks - Leif Erikson and Sister Cities - and some major attractions - The Lake Superior Marine Museum, the Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and the Duluth Rose Garden.
|The Northland Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located along the Duluth Lakewalk
|Lake Place and Sister Cities Parks are accessible via the Duluth Lakewalk and offer unique views of the city.
Along Lake Superior - the Lakewalk consists of a boardwalk for walking/running and a paved dual bike lane. The Lakewalk was first constructed in 1986 covering only a half mile. Numerous additions has resulted in the 7.5 mile total length existing today.
|By the end of the day, the clearing skies made it easier to capture the North and South Pier Lights.
The next morning - I decided to get up early and catch the sunrise over Lake Superior. The Lakewalk also connects to the Duluth North Pier Lighthouse which I wanted to capture at sunrise. It was well worth the 5:00 am wake up call!
|Sunrise over Lake Superior and a lost ore boat.
|The Duluth South Pier Lighthouse
All photos taken by post author - August 2006.
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