May 2015

Found 12 blog entries for May 2015.

Golf - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trysil/5865597031

Duluth provides both Enger Park and Lester Park with golf courses for all golfers to enjoy. Both facilities provide 27 holes with beautiful views of Lake Superior. Here's what you can expect at both courses.

Enger Park Golf Course

Found just south of downtown, the Enger Park Golf Course is set on a high bluff. It provides beautiful views of the Duluth Harbor and has been around since 1927. The course provides three distinct nines with different styles. They range from about 3,150 to 3,400 yards in length and provide plenty of variety for frequent golfers.

You will find four sets of tees, which makes this course friendly for all skill levels. Each nine is unique with a links, traditional and parkland style layout for all to enjoy.

Lester

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Dining

Duluth Grill is a neighborhood spot with something or everybody. The menu is full of comfort food and contemporary dishes for all types of diets. Whether you prefer a vegan dish or a gluten-free dish, you will find many great choices at Duluth Grill.

The Menu

The restaurant provides a main menu, along with a dessert menu and a kid's menu. Some of the top items you will find on the menu include:

  • Scotch Egg Breakfast
  • Breakfast Stir Fry
  • Eggs, Hash and Toast
  • Huevos Rancheros Skillet
  • Frosted Cinnamon Roll
  • Red Flannel Hash
  • Seven Grain Porridge
  • Caramel Apple French Toast
  • Vegan Omelet
  • Smoked Salmon Omelet
  • Wild Rice Melt
  • Reuben Sandwich
  • Hummus Wrap
  • Bisapeno-Pepper Burger
  • Garlic-Gouda Burger
  • Stuffed
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Now that you’re home from the Memorial Festivities here in Duluth, you have the rest of the day to yourself ― hopefully. And, as (bad) luck would have it, we’ve got rain in the forecast. So, what to do aside from parking your behind in front of the TV all day? We’ve come up with a few ideas on how to spend the rest of Memorial Day if you’re stuck inside.

Bake Off

Cookies and cupcakes are easy to bake and fun for kids ― especially when it comes time to lick the spoons. If the pantry is bare, make a grocery run. Already-made cookie dough in a tube is probably the easiest but the baking aisle in the store will give you loads of ideas.

Movie Marathon

So, ok, sometimes parking your behind in front of the tube all day is exactly what you want to

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Hotel Room - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/uniquehotelsgroup/5692909594

Whether you are visiting the area or you need a place to put up family, there are plenty of great lodging options in downtown Duluth, Minnesota. This location is great for those looking to see the city and stay close to the best attractions. Here are some of the best lodging choices in Duluth.

Fitger's Inn

Enjoy a historic lakefront hotel when you stay at Fitger's Inn. With 62 luxurious rooms and suites, this is the place for those looking for the best of the area. The hotel features fireplaces, balconies, whirlpools and views of Lake Superior.

Voyageur Lakewalk Inn

Another great downtown hotel with plenty to offer, Voyageur Lakewalk Inn provides a prime location. It's in the heart of the restaurant district and a short walk from shopping,

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Found in Biwabik, Minnesota, Giants Ridge is home to the historic Mesabi Trail and is known for the Bavarian style found throughout. It has become a year-round center for fun, events and so much more. This attraction hosts thousands of skiers, golfers, snowmobilers and other recreation seekers every year.

Giants Ridge hosts the area’s largest Calithumpain Fourth of July Parade and they also host the Weihnachtsfest. It's also a great place to go for Christmas lights, music, entertainment and ethnic food. Here's what you will find at Giants Ridge.

Summer Fun

The summer begins in April at Giants Ridge and many activities come alive. It becomes a very popular spot for runners and walkers, along with hikers, golfers and many others looking to

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Our friends over the bridge in Superior can tell us what it’s like to battle a nasty infestation of the emerald ash borer. They’ve been at war with the pest for two years now. Although it hasn’t yet been detected in Duluth, officials here are keeping an eye out and claim it may just be a matter of time. In other words, they aren’t wondering if the beetle will invade Duluth, but when the war will begin.

 “What we know is that emerald ash borer is a death sentence, basically, for all North American ash trees,” Minnesota Department of Agriculture entomologist Mark Abrahamson told nncnow.com’s Kati Anderson.

The city is home to about 3,000 boulevard ash trees so there’s a valid concern that they may, someday, have to be removed. The City of

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Hotel Room - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ukcountryhotels/3311899380

Miller Hill is a great area full of top-notch shopping, specialty stores, casual dining restaurants and comfortable hotels. Knowing where to stay is the important part because once you’re there, you’ll find an endless amount of things to do and enjoy.

Skyline Parkway has some of the best views of the city and when to drive to Enger Tower, you’ll see dozens of waterfalls. Along with amazing views, awesome amenities and a great city, you really can’t beat staying in Miller Hill. Here is a look at the best places to stay in the area a night or extended stay.

Fairfield Inn by Marriott – Duluth

Check out the Fairfield Inn by Marriott for spacious guest rooms offering king or two queen beds, nonsmoking and ADA-accessible rooms. You’ll enjoy a

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Miniature Golf - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/deapeajay/1589466335/

Capt’n J’s Miniature Golf is a great place to spend the day and have a blast with the whole family. It’s a cute little miniature golf destination located in the historic, beautiful Barkers Island of Superior, WI. Enjoy 18 holes with your family, friends, the kids or even for a corporate outing.

It’s been serving the area for years and is a good chance to enjoy a light-hearted game of golf for those that don’t want to play on a championship course like Nemadji’s course. After a day of fishing on the Charter Fishing boats, visiting the Great Lakes Aquarium, the Lake Superior Zoo and the views at Pattison Park, grab the whole gang and enjoy 18 holes at Capt’n J’s in Barkers Island. Here is a look at what you can expect.

Mini Golf

It’s located at

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Every year we notice that as we get closer to summer, events in Duluth start to come at us fast and furiously. While we can’t highlight every May event, we’ve picked out a few things we think you might be interested in hearing about.

Enroll the Kids in Summer Camp in Duluth MN

You’ll find a slew of summer camp programs for Duluth kids so it might be hard to choose just one. Just our opinion, but Day Camp Kitchigami is one of the best for kids that love being outdoors. Sponsored by Duluth Area Family YMCA Camping Services, it serves kids from ages 4 to 15 and it’s located right here in Duluth, at Chester Bowl Park.

Learn more by viewing the brochure online here.

If your child prefers an overnight-type camp, consider the Y’s Miller Camp,

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Big Top Chautauqua is the concert venue of Lake Superior with the top shows and performances going on all year round. The Big Top Tent is located at 32525 Ski Hill Road in Bayfield, WI, home of the nonprofit performing arts organization of Lake Superior. You can check out concerts in a 900-seat state-of-the-art all-canvas tent theater. 

They produce and present over 50 nights of shows, concerts, plays and lectures during the summer season. You can also check out the acclaimed local troupe performing musicals in the tent during their tours. If you’re ready for a summer full of concerts, head out to the Big Top Chautauqua at Lake Superior.

Visiting Big Top

The concert venue is located at as the base of Mount Ashwabay Ski Hill only 3 miles south

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