Well, it’s at the nose of the wolf, you know what I’m talking about, right? The Great Lake that is shaped like a wolf, Lake Superior. Don’t tell me you don’t remember back to elementary school when the best way the teacher could get you to remember the names of the five Great Lakes was by describing their shapes such as a wolf head, a traveler with a backpack, and a leafy squash. If you’re teachers didn’t teach you that way, it’s probably because you didn’t grow up near the lakes! Duluth has a lot of offer, but everyone’s favorite is Lake Superior. For those of you who have never seen the icy-cold lake, it is something worth visiting.
As a native to the Duluth area, it is easy to take Laker Superior for granted. Every morning, I drive over the world’s largest lake distracted by the construction slowing me down and barely noticing the 1,000 ft. vessels waiting to dock or the way the lake sparkles from the sun that has recently risen. I’m sure the locals could argue on where the best view of the lake is located, but I’d say it is when you’re right next to it, so close, your toes are a little wet and somewhat numb. From that shoreline, it looks as if the lake goes on forever, and if you look at the adjacent cities, they look like distant mountains. The beauty of Lake Superior is a view you won’t see anywhere else.
Lake Superior and Duluth have an array of activities to offer. During the warmer months, you can visit the shoreline to see yoga on SUP boards or sailboats coasting by. Tourists can take Segway tours along the Lakewalk, which is also is a great place for runners. From 21st Avenue East to the Lift Bridge, it is only a five-mile run. Don’t believe me? Turn on your GPS and see for yourself, but don’t forget to stop to photograph the Aerial Lift Bridge A.K.A Old Lifty. In the winter, you could ski, snowboard, or check out the nightlife around the city, but I’d suggested locking yourself in the house, jacking up the heat, and drinking hot chocolate until the geese come back to town. Don’t worry, if none of this interests you, it’s not all there is to do in Duluth. There are other options I haven’t mention that can be found by visiting http://www.visitduluth.com.
You could pack your things up, rent a U-Haul and give Duluth a try.