The purpose of the Plan is to define specific elements and common themes for interpretation along the existing trail and the segments soon to be reconstructed during the Lakewalk resiliency and Harbor Plaza improvements. Themes will invite visitors to gain a richer understanding of the area and create meaningful spaces for visitors to engage. Interpretive elements will include historical, cultural, and artistic representations of people and place.
The project area includes the riverfront segments of the Baywalk along Bayfront Festival Park, the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center, and the south side of Canal Park, and then continues along the Lakewalk from the ship canal to 21st Avenue East. Altogether, the project spans nearly 3.5 miles of designated trail.