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Old 07-07-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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It will be our first time in Minnesota and we want to take the family to see Lake Superior in or around Duluth.

Know nothing about the area and would love to hear suggestions.

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Old 07-07-2013, 06:13 AM   #2
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There is so much to do along the North Shore of Lake Superior. There are a number of Minnesota state parks along hiway 61 from Duluth to the border of Canada. The state parks are usually large enough to support most rigs or combinations. State parks fill up fast so reserve quickly. There is an old lighthouse at Splt Rock State Park, it is NE of Duluth about an hour. If you enjoy hiking my favorite is Tettagouche State Park just a while up 61 from Split Rock. There is a beautiful waterfall 1/2 mile hike from the campgrounds. The state parks require a parking permit and a nightly camping fee. Minnesota State Parks: Minnesota DNR
There are also many US Parks in the Superior National Forest.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:39 AM   #3
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If you drive north of Duluth on Hy 61 it turns into an expressway. It is 20 miles to Two Harbors. But, if you look off to the right you will see an exit for Hy 61 scenic drive. It follows Lake Superior to Two Harbors. Nice scenic drive and then take the expressway back. Also, Pizza Luci on Superior Street in Duluth has the best breakfast pesto eggs benedict...it is outstanding.

We summer at our cabin in Grand Marais and have our Class A in the backyard for when we have company. Grand Marais is spectacular but it is 120 miles north of Duluth. If you would like anymore info on the area, let me know.
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I suggest you park at the casino think its called big or black bear 20 miles south of duluth and then go into town and look around. You should go up 61 to silver bay they have nice campground municipal and then you can drive up and down 61 and visit all the little towns and shops. In downtown duluth go to grandmas and the lift bridge and the ship museam and the train museam.
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We go to Duluth every Summer as the DW has a convention there in August. We always stay at Indian Point Campground. It is actually in the city on the south end and just near the Duluth Zoo.

Indian Point Campground

It is clean and has good hook ups and pull throughs. There are many trails around the campground as well for hiking and biking.

From there it is fun to do day trips. We usually go up the North Shore Drive all the way to Split Rock, explore downtown Duluth and Superior, Wi. and the area around there.

We will actually be there around the first of August.

Do make reservations though as they are busy.
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Don't know where you're coming from, but if it's from the South you can exit I35 just north of Sandstone, Mn onto Hwy 23 at Bannings Corner. Hwy 23 is a two lane road, but is very scenic and smooth most of the way. It is sixty miles into the south end of Duluth and goes right to Indian Point Campground.

Very scenic, but some pretty good hills. Course you have to go down a very big hill on the Interstate as well.
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Was in Downtown Duluth last summer with about 20 Boy Scouts on our way to a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters.

The boys loved the Canal Park area. Climbing walls, plenty to eat, Duluth Pack, etc.

Although a bus took us there, I would not recommend driving the RV down there. Take the toad or a taxi as you can walk around the area.
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There is certainly a lot to see and do there, but it takes a lot of walking. I usually drive down to the Convention Center and park on the North side. From there you can actually walk around a lot of the restaurants and sights. It still is a lot of walking though.
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Now that the sight seeing is taken care of.

"Know nothing about the area and would love to hear suggestions."

Take mosquito spray.
Family still in northern MN.
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