Parks & Recreation


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Magney-Snively Natural Area
Magney-Snively Natural Area encompasses an 1800-acre old-growth forest popular for hiking, cross-country skiing, and fall colors.

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Bardon's Peak
Bardon's Peak is named after James Bardon of Superior, Wisconsin, and offers views of Duluth and the St. Louis River.

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Stewart Creek Bridge
The scenic Stewart Creek Bridge, with its jagged teeth, was built about 1925. It is listed on the National Register, but its talented engineer remains unknown.

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Spirit Mountain
Spirit Mountain offers year-round recreation with a view, including downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, alpine coaster, mini golf, zipline and tubing. Lodging available.

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Thompson Hill Travel Information Center
Thompson Hill Travel Information Center provides spectacular views of Lake Superior and Duluth. Amenities include restrooms, vending machines, and interpretive information. Open 365 days a year. Fully accessible.

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East of Haines Road
Scenic Overlook.

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Enger Park
Enger Park showcases Enger Tower, a five-story blue stone observation tower at an elevation of 531 ft. above Lake Superior, providing panoramic views of the Twin Ports. Dedicated by Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway on June 15, 1939, the tower memorializes Bert Enger, a Norwegian immigrant who found success as a furniture seller and donated the land for Enger Park. The park includes the Japanese temple bell, gardens, and picnic areas and an adjacent golf course with three championship nines.

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Twin Ponds
Twin Ponds, part of Buckingham Creek, has long been a popular fishing and swimming hole for sightseers.

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Chester Park
Chester Park follows Chester Creek on both sides of the Parkway and includes hiking and skiing trails, a ski hill, ski jumps, and a playground.

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Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve
Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is a favorite haunt of bird watchers and hikers August through November. Raptor migration begins in August and accelerates when the weather begins to cool in September.

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Seven Bridges Road
Seven Bridges Road runs from Hawk Ridge to London Road along Amity Creek. Samuel Snively built the original drive and wooden bridges at his own expense around 1900. The stone bridges were built after he gave the land as a park. Later as mayor of Duluth, Snively encouraged the construction of many more miles of Skyline Parkway.

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Kitchi Gammi Park (Brighton Beach)
This rocky, rugged beach at Skyline Parkway's eastern end lets you experience the lake up close. A great spot for picnicking.