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Lester Park

Duluth, MN
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Ranked #17 of 47 attractions in Duluth
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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100 reviews 100 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Pinawa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The park was great, bridges were nice, trails were excellent and the running club makes an adventure out of exploring the trails.

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Honolulu
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17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Growing up in Duluth in the '50s, Lester Park was THE place to go for family picnics. The recent flood leveled it out a bit, but the vista are still incredible.

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Thunder Bay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

It is a lovely golf course with many hills so a cart is truly a necessity. The club house is quaint and very old.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Lester is one of the better hiking areas in Duluth. There is a river that runs through the park, and in areas, there are some large cliffs that make the scenery super cool. I walked up the river in my shoes (most of it is shallow) and it was an awesome trek. The cliffs were beautiful and it was sort... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This park is just breath-taking in the winter! A group of us went cross country skiing and had a fabulous time. The trails are groomed, one-way, and well kept. The trail maps are easily accessible and easy to navigate. There are a variety of skill leveled trails to choose from and you can truly make a day out of it.... More

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