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“One of my absolute favorite walks”
Review of Lester Park

Ranked #33 of 95 things to do in Duluth
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Whenever I am in Duluth, I make sure I have at least an hour to walk the forested trail up and down stream in Lester Park. The Seven Bridges are impressive and a milestone for our way we dealt with the depression of the 30's. The playground is not much nor are the toilet facilities, but I forgive that for the bucolic feel of the place.

Thank Jay A
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Lester Park has a beautiful cascading, lazy stream with pools shallow enough for families to safely escapte the summer heat and go for a swim. Families (children) can play for hours while parents relax on the shores. There are picnic grounds, playgrounds and many shaded hiking paths through the woods that are a beautiful escape. A great stop for families needing a relaxing, beautiful break when driving through, or staying on, the North Shore.

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We golfed in Lester Park and what a beautiful course! Many of the holes had views of Lake Superior. It was very well maintained and playable for all levels of golf. We found a website which had coupon discounts. That made it very affordable.

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Reviewed April 30, 2012

We hiked the trails along the creek and river which was a very nice way to spend a morning. The trees and waterfalls are pretty, and there are lots of footbridges along the trails. This can be an easy walk if you want it to be, or you can go down rocky stairs to the river or up and down over the hills for a more difficult hike.

There is a playground, picnic area, and various parking lots and trail access points. Seems to be a popular place for dog walkers, but we did not encounter any dog issues - people were courteous.

There are a lot of different trails, and we found the signage to be lacking when we went away from following the river. Next time we might print out a copy of the trail map from the Duluth Parks website to have a better idea which trail we are on.

It's a nice park! We would go again.

1  Thank MinnesotaMaria
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

Enjoy a gentle hike on foot or take a more intense bike ride through the back country hills. Two small but beautiful north shore streamsrun through the park with numerous waterfalls and rapid. Nice in summer for taking your shoes off and cooling your toes. At the mouth of the Lester River is Lake Superior, nice rock beach, beautiful vista and excellent place to go to watch the sunrise (for the early riser).

Thank lewski57
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