• Pat Bigaouette

    Pat Bigaouette

    Class of 2011
    Chaska, MN
    Biology (Pre-Med)

    Pat's Bio:
    My name is Pat Bigaouette. I am a Senior Biology major. I run on the cross country and track teams at Scholastica. I currently live in Somers Hall as the Residential Advisor for Ground Floor North. Also, I am actively involved in Scholastica's theater program and hope to get cast in one of the four shows this season. This summer I conducted clinical research at Hennepin County Medical Center in the Emergency room. I also traveled to New York City to pick up a friend from school and, of course, saw the show "Wicked" on Broadway.

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Can I get a handstand?

The weather this weekend has been absolutely gorgeous. I took the opportunity during my day off to head down to Park Point to grab some sun. While lying on the beach, I realized that, while I spend a ton of time at Park Point, I know nothing about the actual park. So, after a very long day of playing on the beach, riding the Timber Twister and heading up the shore to swim at Gooseberry falls, I did some research on Park Point.

 

Park point, also known as Minnesota Point, stretches 7 miles and is the largest freshwater sand bar in the world. Access to Park Point was allowed by row boat and ferry until the Aerial Lift Bridge was constructed in 1905. Originally, the bridge consisted of a suspended cable car that could carry ten cars with a round trip of around ten minutes. The bridge was later reconstructed in 1929 to the configuration we see today.

Since then, Park Point has exploded with houses and cabins while the WPA has created a four mile trail, the beach house, playground, volleyball courts, softball fields and picnic grounds. Park Point is loaded with houses and cabins that can be rented year around. My family rented a carriage house a few summers back for the forth of July. While Canal Park is packed with people and is the center of attention, Park Point is an excellent place to relax with family or friends.

Carriage HouseLiving Room

 
 
 Park Point is just one of many of Duluth’s great parks. The extensive Duluth park system can be found here:
 
 
Happy weekend!
 
Pat

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