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Lester Park

Address: Duluth, MN
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Ranked #25 of 78 things to do in Duluth
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's just a small park with a walking trail . You can swim in the creeks and that can be fun climbing the rocks and jumping . In the fall they have fall fest there .. It's a nice free thing for the family. Free train ride also. There is a small play ground for kids and grills to cook... More 

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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We spent 3 1/2 hours hiking trails in Lester Park ... favorite area was along the Lester River with overlooks along the river. Many cross country ski trails as well...wide, easy to navigate areas (except for some that were extremely muddy and required walking along the edge!). The leaves were amazing ... beautiful yellows and reds/oranges framed against a bright... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Walked along the river with bubbling brooks and enjoyed the nature. There are places you can go down and put your feet in the water and just enjoy being among the rocks.

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Duluth, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Zenith City has so much for visitors to see and do, it's hard to take it all in. But for those who like an off the beaten path adventure, try this east end neighborhood park. It does have the usual playground for the kids and picnic shelter, but it also features two gorgeous northshore streams that cascade along both... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Lester River is beautiful. Nice swimming hole the local kids were enjoying. We were looking forward to the 7 bridges road but, it was closed for construction. That was disappointing

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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126 reviews 126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

People come here for different reasons. For family gatherings, picnics, hiking, skiing, and swimming and jumping into the waterholes formed by the Lester River's current. Hiking and skiing trails meander throughout the park and offer numerous degrees of difficulty (see trail maps posted all around). Beautiful deciduous and conifer trees everywhere. Several waterfalls. We went here after finding Chester Park... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Not a great golfer, but enjoy swinging the club, Lester Park has a forgiving course and some beautiful vistas. Tried out a new driver and two new woods and was inspired to greater heights. Lester Park also has a beautiful spot for weddings. It has a River for fishing. In the winter it has cross country ski trails and sliding... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Trees line the hiking trails at the tops of rocky cliffs above the river. Swimming holes and rock jumping, regular or fly fishing spots, swimming or fishing at the base of waterfalls, a playground... There are many things to do at Lester Park in the summer. It is a great place to go for FREE adventure. (Please pick up after... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Nestled in the eastern area of Duluth - you will find another "Gem" of the Northland...Lester Park. With the Lester River cascading thru the park - it is one of the most beautiful and scenic - of many - rivers which flow thru Duluth, MN. Travel up the river on the west side - and you can take a scenic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Very nice wooded trails for both classic and skate skiing. I am not sure of the entire trail length, but it must be 10 to 15 kilometres. There is a beautiful 5 k section that is lit for night skiing.

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