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Park Point Nature Trail

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Address: Duluth, MN

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Beach and forest - both well-preserved

A great hike via either forest trail or beach. Or you can combine some of both. Like all things Minnesota, pristine and well cared-for.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Madison, WI
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Madison, WI
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great hike via either forest trail or beach. Or you can combine some of both. Like all things Minnesota, pristine and well cared-for.

Thank Marge246
Mosinee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Very nice nature preserve just past Canal park. Great during the summer and a perfect spot to take photos of Duluth skyline.

Thank Todd P
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We really enjoyed taking this nature trail. It was a little disappointing when it ended in construction with no way to get to the Superior entry....but still made for an amazing worthwhile hike. We really enjoyed the amazing variety of birds that were flitting around...fun time! Be sure to avoid the poison ivy though :(

Thank DuluthBobSue
Big Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

You cant go wrong on the shores of Lake Superior and Park Point this seemingly endless sand beach is wonderful. Old growth forest in a unique environment. It is how ever a bit stressful watching for poison ivy that is everywhere. If you do this hike know what poison ivy looks like and step carefully. I have never in my... More 

Thank JohnBigLake
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

It feels like a hidden treasure. I like to walk the trail to the end, then the beach back. Watch for poison ivy.

Thank Amy P
Danville, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This hike was one of the first things we did when arrived in Duluth. It's a beautiful hike. You can take the trial that leads down the forest side. Trail is nice and solid with sand dunes once in a while. The breeze of the Lake is so refreshing. My family and I decided no matter what, we wanted to... More 

Thank Janis N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

You really feel the lake effect here, so be prepared for wind and possibly chilly weather. Worth bringing a jacket because the lake is beautiful and peaceful, and it's a nice trail to walk as a family.

Thank Rocky M
Chalmers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

There are a few attractive components to this hike. Of course the foremost is Lake Superior. But what we enjoyed most was the tall stands of White and Red Pines. These very large and tall pines made for a cool and breezy walking area. But note there is also sand dunes as a component of this trail. The map says... More 

Thank wetravelalot007
Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Park point has great beaches and it is very long so it never feels crowded. It's a great place to swim, see the ships with an incredible view of Duluth.

Thank Yoginjodi
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We hike this trail at the end of Park Point often (park at the airport if you don't want to traverse all of the beach trail) and rarely see more than a handful of others. Late in the day, it's nice to follow the trail almost to the Superior Entry, then return along the shore — lovely view of the... More 

Thank Judy B

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