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“Beautiful Wooded Park - Something for Everyone”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lester Park

Ranked #33 of 94 things to do in Duluth
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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207 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Beautiful Wooded Park - Something for Everyone”
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 closed. Our goal was a short hour hike and we were pleasantly surprised.

Visited July 2014
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Duluth, Minnesota
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202 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“All Season Site”
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 hills. In the fall, look for the colorful leaves.

Visited July 2014
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Duluth, Minnesota
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Hiking, swimming, fishing, reunions....”
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 your pet if you bring one.)

Visited August 2013
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Duluth, Minnesota
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118 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“So scenic...”
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 hike along 7 Bridges Road. Having been there recently - it appears the road is closed to vehicle traffic - but hiking is allowed. Definitely a must to see any season of the year.

Visited May 2014
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Pinawa
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“Beautiful Cross Country Ski Trails”
Reviewed December 27, 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.

Visited December 2013
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