Locally Laid's Guidebook for Northland Fun

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Locally Laid's Guidebook for Northland Fun

City/Town information

Carlton is truly charming and only about 5 miles away. It's accessible by the "Alex Laveau Memorial Trail" - a paved bicycle trail. There you'll find two ice cream / coffee shops - The Magnolia and the Red Dog. There's also the Streetcar restaurant with burgers, beer, breakfast and outdoor seating. Carlton is also where you can pick up the "William Munger Trail" where you bike over the St. Louis River and its spectacular rock formations. The Munger heads all the way to Duluth. The Carlton Wellness Center is a great place to get a sauna, workout or just a shower. There's also Carlton Meat and Grocery -bigger than a little Market but smaller than a supermarket, you can get what you need there, plus housemade meat.
Carlton
Carlton is truly charming and only about 5 miles away. It's accessible by the "Alex Laveau Memorial Trail" - a paved bicycle trail. There you'll find two ice cream / coffee shops - The Magnolia and the Red Dog. There's also the Streetcar restaurant with burgers, beer, breakfast and outdoor seating. Carlton is also where you can pick up the "William Munger Trail" where you bike over the St. Louis River and its spectacular rock formations. The Munger heads all the way to Duluth. The Carlton Wellness Center is a great place to get a sauna, workout or just a shower. There's also Carlton Meat and Grocery -bigger than a little Market but smaller than a supermarket, you can get what you need there, plus housemade meat.
This city is a treasure and a beautiful drive via highway 23. You can rent paddleboards, walk an 8-mile sandy beach, climb an observation tower, enjoy bike and hiking trails (with waterfalls!). I cannot say enough superlatives about Duluth!
23 yerel halk öneriyor
Duluth
23 yerel halk öneriyor
This city is a treasure and a beautiful drive via highway 23. You can rent paddleboards, walk an 8-mile sandy beach, climb an observation tower, enjoy bike and hiking trails (with waterfalls!). I cannot say enough superlatives about Duluth!

Food scene

The Wabegon is a surprise. It presents as a country dive bar - which it is, but you walk in and there's also a family restaurant and deck. The burgers are excellent and they're on special on Wednesdays. Be warned the beer comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. The large is essentially a bucket -- Hello, Wisconsin!
Wabegon
14030 Minnesota 23
The Wabegon is a surprise. It presents as a country dive bar - which it is, but you walk in and there's also a family restaurant and deck. The burgers are excellent and they're on special on Wednesdays. Be warned the beer comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. The large is essentially a bucket -- Hello, Wisconsin!
Bricks is named after the brick-making industry that once was a hallmark of this community. While they're known for their pizza, they have a large menu and food / beer can be bought for take-out.
Bricks Wrenshall Pub
129 Broadway
Bricks is named after the brick-making industry that once was a hallmark of this community. While they're known for their pizza, they have a large menu and food / beer can be bought for take-out.
This is a sweet spot with excellent ice cream, house-made baked goods (they use our farm's berries seasonally) and good coffee. It's also a place you can buy greeting cards and little gifts.
Magnolia Cafe'
206 3rd St
This is a sweet spot with excellent ice cream, house-made baked goods (they use our farm's berries seasonally) and good coffee. It's also a place you can buy greeting cards and little gifts.
Excellent housemade food with everything from great burgers to vegan bowls. They even make their own condiments.
43 yerel halk öneriyor
Duluth Grill
118 South 27th Avenue West
43 yerel halk öneriyor
Excellent housemade food with everything from great burgers to vegan bowls. They even make their own condiments.
This place! Northern Waters smokes their own salmon and meats. It's beloved by the Star Tribune and Minnesota Monthly.
17 yerel halk öneriyor
Northern Waters Smokehaus
394 South Lake Avenue
17 yerel halk öneriyor
This place! Northern Waters smokes their own salmon and meats. It's beloved by the Star Tribune and Minnesota Monthly.
Good food, a nice atmosphere, and the outdoor seating is a perfect place for brunch or a drink. I like the salmon cakes with hollandaise sauce.
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Street Car Kitchen & Pub
232 Chestnut Ave
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Good food, a nice atmosphere, and the outdoor seating is a perfect place for brunch or a drink. I like the salmon cakes with hollandaise sauce.
This has some of the best food in the region. All housemade sauces. Getting a reservation is a good idea.
16 yerel halk öneriyor
OMC Smokehouse
1909 W Superior St
16 yerel halk öneriyor
This has some of the best food in the region. All housemade sauces. Getting a reservation is a good idea.
It's hard to beat a wood-oven pizza & craft beer enjoyed outside to live music.
9 yerel halk öneriyor
Ursa Minor Brewing
2415 W Superior St
9 yerel halk öneriyor
It's hard to beat a wood-oven pizza & craft beer enjoyed outside to live music.
This is just a gorgeous tap room. You can get local resturants to deliver to you there - like OMC and Corktown.
21 yerel halk öneriyor
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
1912 West Michigan Street
21 yerel halk öneriyor
This is just a gorgeous tap room. You can get local resturants to deliver to you there - like OMC and Corktown.
Wild State makes cider using some of our fruit, so we're big fans. Also, they have soft-serve ice cream, which is kinda whacky wonderful.
Wild State Cider
2515 W Superior St
Wild State makes cider using some of our fruit, so we're big fans. Also, they have soft-serve ice cream, which is kinda whacky wonderful.
Love gorgeous cocktails made with love locally? This is the place - right next to the Duluth Lift Bridge.
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Vikre Distillery
525 South Lake Avenue
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Love gorgeous cocktails made with love locally? This is the place - right next to the Duluth Lift Bridge.
Classic greasy spoon
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Uncle Loui's Cafe
520 East 4th Street
6 yerel halk öneriyor
Classic greasy spoon
This is a classic restaurant open seasonally -- burgers, fries, shakes
9 yerel halk öneriyor
Gordy's Hi-Hat
415 Sunnyside Drive
9 yerel halk öneriyor
This is a classic restaurant open seasonally -- burgers, fries, shakes

Little Markets

You'll find hot pizza, a milk shake machine and breakfast pizza on the weekend. It's gas station quality, but it works in a pinch. It also has beverages and sundry items.
Wrenshall General Store
131 Broadway
You'll find hot pizza, a milk shake machine and breakfast pizza on the weekend. It's gas station quality, but it works in a pinch. It also has beverages and sundry items.
Carlton Meat and Grocery is bigger than a little Market but smaller than a supermarket. You can get what you need there, plus housemade meats.
Carlton Meat & Grocery
500 3rd Street
Carlton Meat and Grocery is bigger than a little Market but smaller than a supermarket. You can get what you need there, plus housemade meats.

Sightseeing

Sometimes I cannot believe we get to live next to this place. The rock formations are stunning, the river wild and beautiful and there are free guided tours throughout the summer. Jason and I have a favorite swim spot that we're happy to share with you.
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Jay Cooke State Park
780 Minnesota 210
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Sometimes I cannot believe we get to live next to this place. The rock formations are stunning, the river wild and beautiful and there are free guided tours throughout the summer. Jason and I have a favorite swim spot that we're happy to share with you.
Climb this free observation tower and take in the whole region. The park also has a Japanese Garden and a veranda that overhangs the entire city. This is a must stop.
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Enger Tower
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Climb this free observation tower and take in the whole region. The park also has a Japanese Garden and a veranda that overhangs the entire city. This is a must stop.
I went sunrise paddle boarding under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge with them and it was the highlight of my summer. The rates were really reasonable, too.
Zenith Adventure
323 Harbor Drive
I went sunrise paddle boarding under the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge with them and it was the highlight of my summer. The rates were really reasonable, too.
There's an 8-mile sandy beach beyond the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. There's public parking at the "S Turn" where the welcome sign is and at the end of the far end of the point. There's a hiking trail at the end, too.
Minnesota Point
There's an 8-mile sandy beach beyond the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge. There's public parking at the "S Turn" where the welcome sign is and at the end of the far end of the point. There's a hiking trail at the end, too.
Self-guided tour of this gorgeous 1908 mansion on Lake Superior. The grounds are my favorite part. There are often free events on Wednesday evenings - like Concerts on the Pier.
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Glensheen
3300 London Road
29 yerel halk öneriyor
Self-guided tour of this gorgeous 1908 mansion on Lake Superior. The grounds are my favorite part. There are often free events on Wednesday evenings - like Concerts on the Pier.
If you're looking to get out on the water, here's a local boat tour company.
8 yerel halk öneriyor
Vista Fleet
323 Harbor Drive
8 yerel halk öneriyor
If you're looking to get out on the water, here's a local boat tour company.
This is a fantastic, fairly easy hike with a big payoff. And close by!
Ely's Peak
This is a fantastic, fairly easy hike with a big payoff. And close by!
In the heart of Duluth's Canal Park, set against the majestic Aerial Lift Bridge, is a Great Lakes vessel you can’t miss. Despite carrying iron ore and coal for 40 years through treacherous storms, the William A. Irvin remains in pristine condition today. Don’t miss your chance to tour the proud flagship of U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Fleet.
William A Irvin Museum
350 Harbor Dr
In the heart of Duluth's Canal Park, set against the majestic Aerial Lift Bridge, is a Great Lakes vessel you can’t miss. Despite carrying iron ore and coal for 40 years through treacherous storms, the William A. Irvin remains in pristine condition today. Don’t miss your chance to tour the proud flagship of U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Fleet.
Watch divers feed fish, catch an otter show and some nights they have drinks on their deck overlooking the harbor
17 yerel halk öneriyor
Great Lakes Aquarium
353 Harbor Drive
17 yerel halk öneriyor
Watch divers feed fish, catch an otter show and some nights they have drinks on their deck overlooking the harbor
This little building is plunked right next to the channel. It has all kinds of shipping exhibits - and hey, it's free.
Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center
600 Canal Park Dr
This little building is plunked right next to the channel. It has all kinds of shipping exhibits - and hey, it's free.

Swimming

If you stop at the parking area where the William Munger State Trail crosses E Hwy 210 before the state park, it's a short trail walk to our favorite swimming spot. We'd love to tell you exactly how to get there.
East Highway 210
If you stop at the parking area where the William Munger State Trail crosses E Hwy 210 before the state park, it's a short trail walk to our favorite swimming spot. We'd love to tell you exactly how to get there.
This is one of my favorite swimming places on earth. You can park in Chester Park's lot, cross Skyline Parkway, and head down the trail on either side - we tend to select the right-hand side (west). You'll get there in about 15 minutes, passing a few waterfalls along the way. It's ridiculous that this is right in town.
Chester Creek Hiking Trail
This is one of my favorite swimming places on earth. You can park in Chester Park's lot, cross Skyline Parkway, and head down the trail on either side - we tend to select the right-hand side (west). You'll get there in about 15 minutes, passing a few waterfalls along the way. It's ridiculous that this is right in town.
Another crazy beautiful trail system with a sweet place to swim (good for little kids) just as you enter the park. Teens cliff jump up the trail -- not for the faint of heart.
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Lakeside/Lester Park
7 yerel halk öneriyor
Another crazy beautiful trail system with a sweet place to swim (good for little kids) just as you enter the park. Teens cliff jump up the trail -- not for the faint of heart.

Gym & Sauna

This is where we work out and we can vouch that it is VERY CLEAN. Day passes available. After a day with the chickens, a shower, sauna or time in the massage chair might be just what you need. You can bike there via the trail.
Carlton Wellness Center
199 Chestnut Avenue
This is where we work out and we can vouch that it is VERY CLEAN. Day passes available. After a day with the chickens, a shower, sauna or time in the massage chair might be just what you need. You can bike there via the trail.
Sauna on Lake Superior!!!!
Cedar and Stone Nordic Sauna
350 Canal Park Drive
Sauna on Lake Superior!!!!

Bike trail

Pick up the trail just down the road from our farm. You can take it to charming Carlton or all the way to Duluth. The other direction brings you south to Hinckley.
Willard Munger State Trail (Alex Laveau Memorial Trail)
Pick up the trail just down the road from our farm. You can take it to charming Carlton or all the way to Duluth. The other direction brings you south to Hinckley.