Winter Things To Do in Duluth

December 6, 2013

The city of Duluth, Minnesota, is as fun and exciting during the winter as it is in the summer.  There are so many things to do when you visit Duluth during the winter months.  While it can be chilly, there is usually a good base of snow and a few flurries in the air to keep you busy.

Obviously, skiing is a huge activity this time of year.  Spirit Mountain ski resort is in the city and offers a multitude of passes and packages for skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities.  In addition to skiing, there is also a snow tubing park.  You can also ride the hugely popular alpine coaster and take a trip on the zip line.  After all this fun, enjoy lunch or dinner at the new Riverside Bar & Grill at the base of the mountain.  The views of Duluth are truly awesome from Spirit Mountain and the snow is always ready for you as Mother Nature and the crews on the hill create the perfect conditions every day.

Snowmobiling is an every popular thing to do in the Northland.  Minnesota is filled with state trails available to snowmobilers and there are many trails located in and around the city of Duluth.  It’s a great way to spend a day with family and friends.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing are excellent activities in and around the Duluth area.  On or off the trails, you will enjoy a full view of nature at her winter best.

Ice skating happens often in Duluth.  Most communities throughout Duluth have ice skating rinks for figure skating and hockey.  The Heritage Sports Center offers indoor skating and local hockey games.  Amsoil Arena is host to all college home hockey games for the men’s and women’s teams.

Hiking is a year round adventure when you visit Duluth.  All state and local trails are open.  Once there is enough ice, hiking the many rivers and creeks can be very interesting.

Anglers love to visit Duluth and do a little ice fishing on Lake Superior or any one of the surrounding area lakes.  A fishing license is required and it is highly recommended that you dress in layers.  Be sure to check the ice conditions before heading out.

Another year round activity is photography.  The Northland has given birth to some famous photographers including Craig Blacklock and Jim Brandenburg.

Duluth sports its own Curling Club. Curling is a popular winter sport.  What once was the sport of the older generations has caught on with many younger Duluthians and visitors.  Give it a try when you visit Duluth!

After all this winter activity, wouldn’t it be nice to get warm in an 80 degree waterpark?  You can do that too!  With so many deals and specials, you are sure to find a room at the Edgewater that perfectly fits your family.