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Far from the maddening crowd!

To see Lake Superior from a quiet beach and get a gorgeous view of Duluth, cross the Lift Bridge... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carol-Ann B
Duluth, Minnesota
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Fun in so many ways

Drive over the lift bride onto Park Point, and see all of the variety of homes on thie sand bar... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Mary S
Duluth, Minnesota
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45th St & Minnesota Ave., Duluth, MN 55805
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To see Lake Superior from a quiet beach and get a gorgeous view of Duluth, cross the Lift Bridge, in Canal Park. Take the single street past the residences to find a wooden barge playground on your left, next a ballfield, picnic grounds near the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol-Ann B
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Drive over the lift bride onto Park Point, and see all of the variety of homes on thie sand bar. Many places to access the beach. Go to the end ...we saw tons of seagulls, which we fed, and they went wild.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary S
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Great area to discover and with a relaxed walk on the beach........dress according during the seasons Mile or so of shore line with some interesting old wood washing up on shore

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J R
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Live in the North and want to feel like you are at the ocean. Look no further. Excellent experience with my family. Cant wait to go back!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is just what we needed to properly experience the shoreline and the Lake. I suppose we were there on a nice day, it was sunny and not terribly windy. Very isolated and a bit spooky, but pretty nice still.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan G
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We were there during the week. It was a Nice beach, but lots of people. had a good time with the family

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

We drove out here to go see the lighthouse that was on this point. It's either called the Minnesota Point Lighthouse or the Zero Point Lighthouse. We drove out to the Sky Harbor Airport and parked outside of it. It's a small private airport. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This beach is gorgeous! We have visited with our children and without them. We all love this beach. Perfect spot for a romantic sunrise, skipping rocks, picnics, and swimming.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank nomadsoul80
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We originally came here for a wedding but ended up coming out to the beach a couple of times to enjoy the views and water.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BuddysFamily2016
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nice drive on Minnesota ave down to park at very end. Nice beach area, playground fir the kids. Picnic tables in the area. Small airport, fun to watch the small planes come and go with there skis on. Also just nice being by the water!

Date of experience: August 2018
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December 28, 2016|
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Response from MisterBrick | Reviewed this property |
I know they were smelting there as of 2014......but it does seem better around Lester River and other rivers up the North Shore.
July 21, 2016|
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Response from JellyBean2464 | Reviewed this property |
Amazing sunrises though!!!
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Dogs at Park Point? (0 Replies)
Are dogs allowed on the beach at Park Point?
June 13, 2012|
South Dakota
Where to stay and beach question (4 Replies)
We're a family of five. We've narrowed our lodging choices to a house on Park Point and a condo in Canal Park. We're weighing the pros and cons. Is there generally a long wait for the lift bridge if you stay on Park Point? Also, is parking a problem in Canal Park if you don't stay there? We like the charm of Park Point, but think Canal Park might be more practical. Help! On a completely different note, we honeymooned in Duluth 13 years ago and spent a day at the beach on Park Point. This...More
June 20, 2011|
Response fromJTonvaca|
When are you planning on coming up? Being a lifelong resident I tend to avoid Canal Park during the summer so I would pick the house on Park Point and if it is close enough to Canal Park then walk/bike to it. I do believe the Lift Bridge is on a set schedule (not more then once every 0.5hr?) on when it can go up for recreational boats but not the lakers. Still if it is a nice day traffic will be backed up. Which is why walking or biking makes much more sense. I am assuming the biting flies...More
South Dakota
Trip Report-Family trip to Duluth (4 Replies)
Day one-Arrived. Stayed at Residence Inn. This was not in Canal Park, but it worked out just fine. Cub Foods is next door and accessible by foot path if you get a suite with a kitchenette. It is also close to many dept. stores, a mall and chain restaurants. There were only two days that we actually parked within Canal Park itself, so it wasn't a big deal to not be in Canal Park. Stocked up on groceries and went to Enger Tower after supper. Nice grounds. Wear repellent if going at this time of...More
August 05, 2013|
Response fromgoodiowagirl|
Sounds like a nice trip! Was the timing during the Tall Ships festival or whatever its called?