Duluth Parks & Gardens
As the largest freshwater bay bar in the world, Park Point is six miles long and has less than a square mile of dry land. The only link to the mainland is the Aerial Lift Bridge. The population is a small community of about 2,000 people.
Hartley Nature Center provides opportunities for understanding, appreciation and stewardship for the natural world. During the school year, Hartley offers the following public programs: "Wednesday: Adult's Night Out", "Saturday Family Program", "Nature Nook: Parent and Pre-schooler". The exhibit area and activity room are open to the public, and the nature center is open Monday through Saturday.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is over one million acres in size and has hundreds of lakes and rivers. There are 1200 miles of canoe routes and it is home to abundant plants and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species. It is a part of the Superior National Forest.
The Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota runs 150 miles along the United States-Canadian border. Established as a National Forest in 1909, this three million acre forest has many things to see and do.
Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve offers autumn hawk watching. An average of over 93,000 raptors migrate across Hawk Ridge from mid-August through mid-December, making this a great venue from which to see them.
Bayfront Park has a variety of music festivals and the annual Whipper Snapper Races. Bayfront Festival Park and the Lois Paulucci Music Pavilion are used primarily for large music festivals, while the Bayfront Park Plaza is used for smaller events.
Leif Erickson Park/Rose Garden
This park, along the shores of Lake Superior off London Road, is the site of a full-scale replica of a wooden Viking ship. As an extension, Duluth's Rose Garden offers an arrangement of more than 3,000 rose bushes and other kinds of flowers. There's also a fountain, a marble gazebo, an herb garden and plenty of benches overlooking the lake.