Posts Tagged ‘North Shore’

Northland Running Races

Monday, January 15th, 2018

The northland is home to some of the most pristine views of Lake Superior. Trails like the Superior Hiking Trail parallel the north shore similar to scenic highway 61; the infamous first 18 mile stretch of Grandma’s Marathon. Duluth and the surrounding area has so many great places to run, walk, hike, or bike. My girlfriend and I have come to enjoy running together as a hobby. It has been something that her and I do for stress relief and just for fun. We just recently capped off signing up for races for the 2018 year and all three races are in the northland.

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Temperance River State Park

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

My younger brother and his girlfriend recently made the trip north from central Illinois to Duluth, MN for a few days. We camped at Lamb’s Resort in Schroeder, MN and made the most of the next day. We checked out Temperance River State Park, Carlton Peak, Sven & Ole’s, Stone Harbor Outfitters, and Oberg Mountain. We covered some serious mileage on highway 61, park trails, and the superior hiking trail. It was a nice little get away and reminded me about the beauty of the area around Duluth, MN!

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Judge C. R. Magney State Park

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

This past weekend my girlfriend and I were staying up the north shore and decided to visit the Judge C. R. Magney State Park just north of Grand Marais, MN. This state park is a little less than 2.5 hours from Duluth, but if you are planning a trip up the north shore it is worth the extra time. We hiked up to the iconic look out over Devil’s Kettle and jumped on the superior hiking trail for some exercise. It cost $5 for a day pass to get into the park. There is also a camping area, picnic tables, and grilles set up to go along with the hiking trails. other neat locations to visit if you plan a day trip up the north shore from Duluth include: Betty’s Pies, Split Rock Lighthouse, Gooseberry Falls, Lutsen Resort, Castle Danger Brewery, Voyageur Brewery, Temperance River State Park, Lamb’s Resort and Campground, and so many more! The College of St. Scholastica is a perfect location, centered right in the heart of some of the best hiking trails, state parks, and outdoor activities in MN!

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North Shore Hiking

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

I was invited by a 1st year DPT student and good friend to join him on a  Saturday morning hike up the north shore. The destination was Twin Lakes Trail (6.8 mile trek) near Silver Bay, MN. We got up there early for the sunrise, however the overcast conditions were not favorable for one of the famous north shore sunrises. Despite the overcast conditions, the weather was nice for hiking and the wind was calm. In addition, my buddy likes outdoor photography so our hike was stop and go as we took time to take in the breathtaking views of the north shore (see below).

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Splitrock Lighthouse

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day. The weather was cool, but not very windy, the trees have changed to their fall colors, and there was exploring to do. My boyfriend and I were originally planning to go to the Bayfield Apple Fest, but we found out the Apostle Island Ferry was closed for the season and decided to go somewhere closer. We have taken a few trips up the north shore, but we hadn’t been to Split Rock together yet. We had a late breakfast and then headed up to Two Harbors, exploring the little shops in the town before making a lunch a break at Betty’s Pies. Betty’s Pies is world famous for their pies, however I like them best for their vegetarian wild rice burgers. After lunch we headed to Split Rock, which was beautiful as ever. As a student, you can get a discount to get it, which gives you access to the musuem, lighthouse, and the shore. We spent some time cozied up on the rocks and hiking the trails. Our fun didn’t stop there. On the way home we also stopped at the Two Harbors lighthouse and sat and talked for an hour, then followed up with ice cream back in Duluth at the Portland Malt Shoppe. What a day well spent.