Been to Duluth many times but just discovered this gem the last time we were there.
We had always driven to "the end" of the point but it wasn't until I checked my phone's satellite maps that I realized that the end of the road is nowhere near the end of the point! If you want to get to the end of the point, you have to take this beautiful path, which is approximately 2 miles long. It's a very flat and easy hike - the only 'hazards' are some sand and a bit of poison ivy (I had shorts on and had no issues).
We were there the weekend of "Tall Ships" where the crowds were nearly unbearable, but we saw maybe 4 other people in the entire 2 hour time we did this trail. Park near the airport and start walking - once you're past the airport, you enter an old-growth forest, continue on many sandy paths, past a very interesting, 150-year-old lighthouse ruin, and finally to the end of the point where the views of the lake are spectacular. On the way back we walked the shore beach for about half the distance, and you really feel like you're walking the ocean - it's simply beautiful.
We brought our 6 and 8 year old boys and with some encouragement they had no problems hiking out to the end of the point and back.
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