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Outdoor Adventure Near Pier B

With more than 9,160 acres of parks and natural areas, 178 miles of wooded trails, and shoreline nestled along Lake Superior, all within city limits, Duluth is heaven for the outdoor enthusiast. Even if you aren’t a lover of the wilderness, fresh air activities for every level of adventurer are aplenty near Pier B Resort! 

On Land

Enger Park

Visible from our resort, Enger Tower, located in Enger Park, is a staple of Duluth. Climb the five stories to the top of the tower for beautiful panoramic views of the city. You can also meander the grounds to take in gorgeous gardens, ring the American-Japanese Peace Bell, and use one of the outdoor BBQ grills for a picnic! The gate to the parking lot and doors to the tower are closed during the winter months and typically open May 1, however they may be opened earlier in the season depending on weather (and the weather this year has been warm!). 

Lakewalk Parks

The Lakewalk in Duluth stretches nearly eight miles along the shores of Lake Superior. Paved for walkers, bikers, runners, and bladers – various parks can be found along the path. |


  • Canal Park

Full of shops, restaurants, and museums, Canal Park is constantly bustling with locals and tourists all throughout the year. On the lake side, the Lakewalk borders a pebble beach that is perfect for rock skipping, dipping your toes in during the hot summer months, and viewing ships coming through the Aerial Lift Bridge. 


The Duluth Rose Garden is home to over 3,000 rose bushes and other plants overlooking blue waters. Sitting on the 4.5 acres are also a Stone Memorial Fountain and a picturesque gazebo.

Below the Rose Garden sits greenspace and a historic amphitheater designed from stone and slate with a tower on either side. This space is often used for lawn games, picnics, weddings and Duluth’s Movies in the Park held on Friday evenings throughout the summer. 

A piece of fun history: the site was named and once housed the Viking ship replica vessel Leif Erickson, which sailed from Norway to Duluth in 1927. 


Running between Hinkley and Duluth, the Willard Munger State Trail offers paved access through woods and neighborhoods for biking, hiking, and in-line skating. The scenic route follows the historic 19th-century trail of the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad that carried goods and passengers between Duluth and the Twin Cities. 

Looking for trails that are a bit more edgy? The Duluth Traverse provides a single-track natural surface trail for mountain biking. Sections of the trail offer something for everyone, from smooth and flat to rocky descents. You choose your ride! 


The Duluth area offers various golf course options for those who want to hit the links while on vacation. Our previously mentioned Enger Park is home to Duluth’s public golf course, or head over to Grand View for a relaxing round. Nearby cities including Superior, Pike Lake, and Proctor also provide scenic courses for every experience level. 

By Sea

William A. Irvin

Resting in Duluth in pristine condition, the historic William A Irvin is open for tours throughout the summer (we list this as an outdoor adventure because you do get to go on the top deck). For more than 40 years the Irvin made her way through ferocious storms carrying iron ore and coal to the Great Lakes ports. She also offered comfort and luxury to U.S. Steel’s guests and dignitaries who traveled with her. This tour gives you a peek inside the ships we all watch in the harbor today!

Vista Fleet 

Cruise along the harbor during a waterfront tour with professional narration and interactive entertainment. The Vista Fleet offers sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises, featuring lighthouses, ships, and breathtaking waters along the route. 

Fishing & Boating

Duluth offers various fishing and sailing experiences for visitors of all abilities! Get out on the water with one of the city’s charter companies. Have your own boat, kayak, or canoe? You can launch off Pier B’s very own docks for access to Lake Superior. 

In Between

Park Point

Journeying across the Aerial Lift Bridge you will find Minnesota Point and Park Point. Made up of sand instead of rock, the beach is the perfect place for a chilly swim, it is Lake Superior after all! The park also offers sand volleyball, pavilions and picnic tables, a beach house, and grills for BBQ use. The park gets busy in the summer, so some of the amenities may need to be reserved ahead of time. If you’re looking for a bit of a hike, there are also trails weaving through the Minnesota Park State Natural Area. 

Pier B Outdoor Amenities

After a day of playing outdoors off-site, come back to your home away from home at Pier B for more outdoor recreation and relaxation. 

Challenge your family to a game on our sport court, soak up some sun while sitting on the harbor lawn watching the ships, and enjoy a meal on the patio at Silos Restaurant and Bar located on-site! We also offer bike, paddleboard and paddle boat, pedal cart, and lawn game rentals. Our amenities expand past our four walls and we are so happy to share them with you!

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