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Top Highlights of Two Harbors

by JS Realty

Location

Two Harbors is located 20 miles northeast of the city of Duluth along Lake Superior, which contributes the two natural harbors for which Two Harbors is named, Burlington Bay and Agate Bay. According to the Minnesota DNR, Two Harbors is located in a region called the Laurentian Mixed Forest Province which contains broad areas of coniferous forest, mixed hardwood, and conifer bogs and swamps. The population was 3,745 at the 2010 census.

History

Two Harbors used to consist of two separate communities called Agate Bay and Burlington. The early settlers lived in primitive conditions, which was common for both the area and time. The first residence constructed in Agate Bay was owned by Thomas Sexton (1854), he created a fourteen by sixteen foot shack. Their homes were made of logs and had dirt floors. Diets often consisted of homegrown vegetables and animals that could be caught in the area (at that time there were many dense forests, so deer meat was not an abundant food source). The village of Two Harbors was platted in 1885 but was not incorporated until 1888.

By 1883, the Minnesota Iron Company had purchased all but four acres of Thomas Sextons land around Agate Bay. Sexton leased his remaining four acres to merchants seeking to capitalize on the 600 man workforce arriving to build the Duluth & Iron Range Railroad. He divided his four acres into 32 lots. As with any frontier town of the day it was a largely male population. The infamous four acre plot earned the nickname Whiskey Row, and was said to exist for the sole purpose of "relieving a man from his pay". Contrary to popular myth Whiskey Row was not destroyed by a fire in 1888. There was fire but it occurred before the first load of ore arrived in July 1884 and only seven buildings were damaged. It was reported that the merchants affected were in Duluth the next day purchasing materials to rebuild. The demise of Whiskey row occurred the following year.

The railroad rapidly expanded its rail and shipping operations and it needed all of the shoreline for its new coal handling and storage facility. By 1885, the Minnesota Iron Company had convinced Thomas Sexton to sell his remaining four acres along Agate Bay. The railroad then simply evicted the tenants and moved any of the salvageable buildings inland. There are several homes in "east" Two Harbors whose original structures were built on Whiskey Row.

School District

Two Harbors is in the Lake Superior School District (ISD 381). Minnehaha Elementary serves grades K through 5, while Two Harbors High School houses students in 6th through 12th grade.

Minnehaha Elementary                                                              Two Harbors High School
1640 Hwy 2, Two Harbors, 55616                                             421 7th St, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone: 218-834-8201 Fax: 218-834-5513                                 Phone: 218-834-8221 Fax: 218-834-8247

Things to Do

Gooseberry Falls State Park

The gateway to the North Shore, Gooseberry Falls State Park is known for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, scenic overlooks of the Lake Superior shoreline, Civilian Conservation Corps log and stone structures, north woods wildlife, and trout fishing.

To get the most out of your visit, the Joseph N. Alexander Visitor Center provides park information, interpretive displays, a park video, Nature Store, and more.

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

This 2,075-acre area with more than 12 miles of hiking paths is the site of the historic Split Rock Lighthouse. Cart-in your supplies to pristine campsites along Lake Superior, hike the spectacular Superior Hiking Trail or cast your line for lake trout, salmon, and brown trout.

Castle Danger Brewery

This popular locak brewery moved to Two Harbors for a much needed expansion in 2014, now featuring a much larger system, taproom & canning line. Stop by the Castle Danger Taproom, overlooking Lake Superior at 17 7th St, Two Harbors, MN 55616, to try their current beer offerings, along with occasional special releases. If you’re stopping by on the weekend, brewery tours are Saturdays at 5pm and last around 30 minutes.

Where to Eat

Vanilla Bean Restaurant

Within the cozy confines of the Vanilla Bean Restaurant you’ll find a made-from-scratch menu that features award-winning chicken wild rice soup, pan-sautéed walleye and caramel pecan bread pudding – just to name a few.

Cedar Coffee Company

Fresh food served in a warm, relaxing atmosphere is what you’ll find at this local favorite. From a cold pressed coffee and breakfast burrito to tacos and gourmet sandwiches, you’ll find it all at Cedar Coffee Company.

Betty’s Pies

Dishing out much more than their moniker would suggest, Betty’s Pies offers an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Saving room for a slice is still strongly suggested.

Black Wood’s Family Grill & Bar

From our scratch-made soups, sauces, and gravies to slow-cooked comfort food classics like meatloaf and pot pies, everything served at Black Wood’s promises to be fresh and local. Partnering with a variety of Minnesota and Wisconsin companies throughout the year, their menu changes with the seasons.

Other places to eat include but are not limited to Carmody 61, Earthwood Inn, Grill, & Bar, Culver’s, Dairy Queen, Do North Pizza, Judy’s Café, Kamloops Restaurant & Lounge, Landing Sports Bar Hwy 61, Lemon Wolf Café, Louise’s Place, McDonald’s, Mocha Moose Coffee Shop, and Northshore Pizza & Coffee House.

Places of Worship

Include but are not limited to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, First Baptist Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Living Waters Fellowship, United Church, Shepherd - The Lake Lutheran Church, Evangelical Free Church, Two Harbors Jehovah Witnesses, and Silver Creek Community Church.

Local Businesses

Include but are not limited to 47 Degrees Art Gallery & Gift Shop, A.W. Kuettel and Sons, American Legion Post #109, Amicus Adventure Sailing, Anderson’s Greenhouse & Florist, Arts on Superior, Bluefin Bay Resort, Burlington Bay Campground, Calco Painting, Caribou Highlands Lodge, Castle Haven Resort, Clair Nelson Community Center, Do Right Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Essentia Health Two Harbors Pharmacy, Four Seasons Lawn & Snow Service, Goodwill Two Harbors, Grand Superior Lodge, Granite Gear, Harbor Insurance Agency, Harbor Kayak & Paddleboard Rental, LLC, Kickstart Preschool, Lake County News-Chronicle, Lake Superior Dental Associates, Lake View Clinic, Lake View Hospital, Lakeview National Golf Course, Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, Lil’ Dog Car & Pet Wash, Mecklin Contracting, Minnesota DNR, Moose’ Cellaneous Gifts, Neighbor to Neighbor Thrift Store, North Shore Federal Credit Union, North Shore Oil & Propane, Odyssey Real Estate Group, Sandretsky’s Sugar Shack, Seagren’s Hardware, Shopko Hometown, Sonju Two Harbors, Spokengear, Super One, Superior Shores Resort, Two Harbors Towing, Two Harbors Veterinary Clinic, and Weldon’s Gifts.

Top Highlights of Chester Park

by JS Realty

Location

Duluth neighborhood, Chester Park, is located adjacent to The University of Minnesota Duluth and includes 8th St, Kent Road, and Woodland Ave.

Chester Park also refers to a large park adjacent to the neighborhood, located on East Skyline Parkway. Chester Park straddles both sides of a wooded ravine that contains Chester Creek, one of 28 streams that flow through the city. It is a popular hiking spot. The ravine opens at the top into a wide, wooded, "bowl"-shaped valley known as Chester Bowl and contains a small lift served ski area, ski jumps, pond, soccer field and cross country ski trails.

School District

Chester Park is located in the Duluth public school district #709. Nearby schools include Chester Creek Academy, Duluth East High School, Denfield High School, Lincoln Park Middle School, Ordean East Middle School, Myers- Wilkins Elementary, Congdon Park Elementary and Lowell Elementary.

Things to Do

Chester Park Trails
Take Chester Park Drive or Chester Parkway to Skyline Boulevard to begin at the top of the trail. This 2.5 mile loop trail is somewhat steep and considered challenging. If you want to start at the base of the hill begin at 14th Ave. E. and 4th Street.

Chester Creek is one of 23 major creek ravines in the City of Duluth. Spring fed, it rises in the area of Rice Lake and Arrowhead Roads and after leaving Chester Park under the 4th Street bridge it is diverted by culverts until it empties into Lake Superior below the Rose Garden on London Road.

Igneous rock sculpted by glaciation and water erosion created the geographical features of Chester Creek. The rock formations found in this general area are part of the core of the continent, The Great or Canadian Shield. This volcanic rock is more than one billion years old, some of the oldest on earth. At the top of the Park is the historic shoreline of Glacial Lake Duluth. The deposits of red clay found throughout the Park were lake bottom sediment, eroded silts from younger volcanic and sedimentary rock washed down by water flows from the retreating glaciers.

Chester Bowl
Chester Bowl is one of Duluth’s greatest treasures. A forested, hilly oasis, the park has provided a safe and welcoming environment for generations of Minnesotans in which to enjoy the great outdoors. During the winter, it operates a popular downhill ski and snowboard area, while summer months offer the Summer Adventure Program. Also during summer, the Chester Creek Concerts Series at Chester Bowl welcomes approximately 5,000 people annually to enjoy music outdoors. The Fall Festival features the products many local artists and the produce of local farmers.

The Tweed Museum of Art
Established in 1950 when Alice Tweed Tuohy, widow of George P. Tweed, donated their house and approximately 500-piece American and European art collection to the University of Minnesota Duluth, the 33,000 square-foot facility boasts 15,000 square feet of exhibit space and services an average of 33,000 visitors each year. Of great artistic, cultural, regional and historical significance, the collection is the focus of all museum activities. It contains 15th-21st century European, American and world art in all media by artists of regional, national and international importance, including outstanding work by artists from the Upper Midwest and Minnesota.

Places to Eat

At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Café
A neighborhood staple since 2002, this quaint café focuses on healthy and delicious food from scratch. Sara’s does it all - breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, specialty coffee-drinks, wine and martinis. Their “creative cuisine with a conscience” is locally sourced including eggs, pork, beef, produce, fish, coffee, wild rice, beer, baked goods and chickens.

Other restaurants include but are not limited to Snooty Fox Tea Shop, Tavern on the Hill, VIP, Burrito Union, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and Toasty’s.

Places of Worship

Local places of worship include but are not limited to Chester Park United Methodist Church, Hope United Methodist Church, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Peace United Church of Christ, The River Church, Temple Israel, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lake Superior Interfaith Community, and First Spiritualist Church.

 

Top Highlights of Moose Lake

by JS Realty

Location

Moose Lake is located 25 miles southwest of Cloquet and 43 miles southwest of Duluth. Interstate 35, Minnesota State Highways 27 and 73, and County 61 are four of the main routes in Moose Lake.

History

American Indians once roamed the area back in the early years. The old Indian Trail crossed the Moose Horn River near the present city on a rocky fording place. The Old Military Road ran east of the present city and was first used in 1856. It ran from St. Paul to Superior, and stagecoaches and freight wagons, pulled by horses, traveled the rutted road through the woods and swamps of the area.

A stagecoach stop, named by the early inhabitants who saw big animals they mistook for elk, called it Elkton. The stop was near Little Moose Lake, located east of the city. The development of the current location of the city came along with the railroad. The Northern Pacific Railroad started in 1864 when Jay Cooke received congressional authority to build a railroad from Lake Superior to Puget Sound, on the West Coast. The depot was soon built, and the town grew around the railroad, which remained the important artery to the north and south until the trains stopped running and the tracks were removed in the 1980s.

Logging and lumbering were big industries in the area for more than 50 years. A sawmill was located on the shore of Moosehead Lake, and, for years after its demise, logs would occasionally float up from the depths of the water. The village was incorporated on February 15, 1889.

Moose Lake is known as the Home of the World's Largest Lake Superior Agate, located at First National Bank, and agates have attracted visitors to the area to search the gravel pits and roads for 45 years. The Fourth of July and Agate Days in mid-July are the city's two biggest attractions, bringing thousands of people to the area each year.

 

The city continues to thrive, and plans for new commercial and housing development will continue to bring growth to this city that has risen from the ashes.

School District

Moose Lake Elementary School is located at 413 Birch Ave, Moose Lake, MN 55767 and caters to Kindergarten through 6th grade students. Small class sizes, ranging between 18-23 students, enable educators to give students the attention they deserve.

Moose Lake High School is also located at 413 Birch Ave, Moose Lake, MN 55767 and caters to 7th through 12th grade students. With an enrollment average of 400 students, this facility boasts three networked computer labs, a fully-equipped business lab and a well-rounded curriculum.

Things to Do

Moose Lake State Park

Established in 1971, the park is 1,194 acres in area including 5.5 miles of hiking trails, 105-acre Echo Lake, a wildlife pond, paved trail to Moose Lake and Willard Munger State Trail, and the Agate and Geological Interpretive Center.

Rolling hills surrounded by fields, woods, ponds and fishing lakes make this park popular for hikers, anglers, canoeists, swimmers and campers. Quiet Echo Lake is ideal for catching bass, northerns and panfish. The Willard Munger Trail stretches for 60 miles from Hinckley to west Duluth.

Be sure to stop in the Agate and Geological Interpretive Center when you visit Moose Lake State Park. The 4,500 square foot building, located at the entrance to the park, opened in 2003 and includes a multi-purpose classroom, nature store gift shop, park offices, a resource workroom, restrooms, and an exhibition hall that showcases Minnesota's gemstone, the Lake Superior Agate. Interpretive displays focus on rocks, minerals and geology of Minnesota.

Local Restaurants

Art's Café

This local staple still serves up bottomless cups of coffee for just $.40 cents – what more could you ask for! How about a menu of diner favorites served with a smile. You got it.

Joe Jitters Coffee House

For quality coffee drinks in the area, look no further than Jo Jitters where you’ll also find smoothies, breakfast and lunch food, a friendly staff and a peaceful atmosphere.

Gamper's, Food, Liquor & Bowling

A family-friendly establishment, Gamper’s offers a menu of American classics, a full service bar/lounge, and an 8-lane bowling alley for you to enjoy.

Moose Lake Brewing Company

Housed alongside Moosehead Lake, this local brewery is easily accessible by car, bike, ATV or walking. The handcrafted beers served in the taproom and on the outdoor patio are on rotation but are known to include Blondes, IPAs, EPAs, Stouts, and Wits!

Places of Worship

There are several places of worship in Moose Lake that include but are not limited to Moose Lake United Methodist Church, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Holy Angels Catholic Church, Hope Lutheran Church, Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, New Life Tabernacle Church, Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and Kettle River Apostolic Lutheran Church.

Local Businesses

Local businesses include but are not limited to Bremen Woods Resort LLC, Moose Lake Motel, Moose Lake State Park, St. Croix River Resort, Nickerson Campground, Beaver Roofing, BOLDT Construction, First National Bank of Moose Lake, Little B's Learning Center, Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College, Moose Lake Community Schools, Willow River School District, Mercy Hospital, TJ's Country Corner, Winky Dinky Donuts, Benoit's Bait, Minit Mart of Moose Lake, MarketPlace Foods, Downtown Dental Care, Frieberg Cleaning Service, Thrifty White Pharmacy, Sandstone Area Golf Course, YMCA Camp Miller and Moose Lake Auto Value Auto Parts. Visit the Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce website for a complete list.

 

 

 

Top Highlights of Carlton

by JS Realty

Location

Carlton is located about 20 minutes southwest of downtown Duluth via I-35 S and MN-45. With a total area of 2.27 square miles, Carlton’s population measured 862 at the 2010 census. Don’t miss the annual Carlton Daze celebration held in late July.

History

In 1870, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to finish a stretch of track that would link Duluth to St. Paul. Temporary shacks were erected for the workmen at the place that was soon known as "Northern Pacific Junction". In 1881, this settlement was incorporated as Carlton, taking its name from former State Senator Reuben Carlton.

School District

South Terrace Elementary is located at 530 Stine Drive, Carlton, MN 55718-0620 and caters to Preschool through 5th grade students.

Carlton High School is located at 405 School Avenue, Carlton, MN 55718-0310 and houses the middle and high school grades, 6 through 12.

Things to Do

Jay Cooke State Park

Only a short drive off of the interstate, Jay Cooke State Park offers a wide variety of activities for backpackers, hikers, bikers (both mountain and tour), horseback riders and skiers. Park trails link up to the Willard Munger State Trail at the north edge of the park.

Go during the spring to see the wildflowers or enjoy the vivid colors of the fall. Take a walk on the swinging suspension bridge high above the raging St. Louis River or visit the historic cemetery and gorge at Thomson Dam.

Plan to stay at one of the very well-maintained camping sites or if sleeping indoors is more your style, check out the Oldenburg House Inn, a Carlton bed and breakfast listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Swiftwater Adventures

If you’d like something more active for your itinerary, Swiftwater Adventures offers TripAdvisor’s #1 Thing to Do in Carlton – river rafting & kayaking.

Black Bear Casino

For some fun of the gaming persuasion, Carlton offers the Black Bear Casino! From slots and bingo to blackjack and poker, Black Bear has it all. Book a room in their 1st class hotel, complete with pool complex and arcade, or catch a show in the Otter Creek Event Center by one of the country’s premier artists.

Local Restaurants

Streetcar Pub

Enjoy this Carlton restaurant’s menu of American fare with local flair from their cozy dining room or while relaxing on the seasonal patio. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Streetcar Pub serves up burgers, wraps, flatbreads, salads, pasta dishes and other entrees alongside selections from their full bar.

Other local restaurants include Carlton VFW Post 2962, Spirits Restaurant and Bar & Third Base Bar.

Seven Fires Steakhouse

For an upscale meal, look to Seven Fires Steakhouse, housed inside the Black Bear Casino. Along with mouth-watering steaks, they offer an assortment of seafood delicacies including lobster tail and house specialties like Kobe beef burgers.

Buffet at the Bear

Who doesn’t love some All-You-Can-Eat from time to time? With buffet options for breakfast, lunch and dinner that run all through the week (with the addition of brunch options on the weekends), the Buffet at Black Bear is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

Local Businesses

There are several local businesses in Carlton, including but not limited to, Carlton Meat & Grocery, White Pine Dental, Kids Care Latch Key, Pine Hill Golf Club, Mop Shop, Power’s Barber Shop, Sheryl’s Golden Shears, Wells Fargo Bank, Spirit of the Wild Taxidermy, Carlton Storage, PrintCorp Inc., Alan Johnson Photography, A-1 Massage Therapy, Setterquist Chiropractic, AmericInn Carlton, Art Dimensions, MADHOUSE Fabrics and More, The Green House, Hillside Greenhouse, Carlton Self-Serve/Spur, Carlton Travel Center, ICO, Minute Mart, Weets Bros. Flatwork Inc., Carlton Bike Rental & Repair Inc., Harold’s Service, and Junction Tire & Auto.

Places of Worship

There are several places of worship in Carlton that include but are not limited to Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church, J M Paine Presbyterian Church, St Francis Church and New Life Community Church.

If you have any questions about Duluth or the surrounding area please contact us! We would love to help you out!

Top Highlights of Meadowlands

by JS Realty

 

Meadowlands Highlights

Location
Meadowlands is located in St. Louis county about 35 miles northwest from Downtown Duluth.  Hwy 133 and Hwy 5 are the two main roads to get to Meadowlands.

Local Businesses
There are several places of business located in Meadowlands, including but not limited to, Kelly maly Screen Printing, Main Idea Creative Marketing & Design, Riversideknits, Kerri’s Cell Phone Accessories, Meadowlands Chocolate, Lahti Farms, Meadowlands Studio, Shaving Maker Customer Planning Ince, Larson Forge & Finish, Northwoods Organics, Little Moose Painting, and Ralidak Tree Farms.

School District
Meadowlands is part of the Independent School District 2142.  One of the closer schools in the district is South Ridge School in Culver. 

Local Restaurants
There is one restaurant to eat at in Meadowlands.  The Trailside Lounge & Grill provides a family atmosphere and as a well-rounded menu. People rave about the great service.  Check out their Facebook page!

Places of Worship
There are a few places to worship in Meadowlands, including, Christian Way Fellowship, Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and First Lutheran Church ELCA.

Bird Watching
Meadowlands has some great rivers, lakes, fields and bog areas.  These are ideal areas to go bird watching.  There are also two public bird feeders where people can go to sit and watch the birds that come to.  The feeders are the Abramson’s Feeders and the “Blue Spruce Rd Feeders”

Twin River Riders ATV Club
The Twin River Riders ATV Club is basted out of Meadowlands.  The club is always looking for new members and now has an instructor for getting ATV certified.  They also organize fundraisers and food drives. The love to ride their ATVs around the Meadowlands areas and also in the surrounding area and they do several organized local and trailered rides a year.  They meet monthly.

Meadowlands Community Center
There is a Community Center that is available to rent.  Elections are held here as well as many other events and meetings.

Wild Experience Hunting Preserve
The Wild Experience Hunting Preserve is located in Meadowlands.  It is open 7 days a week during from Labor Day to Memorial Day.  The Preserve sits on 400 acres and has different levels of difficulties depending on your hunting skills.  You can either do a guided hunt or a hunt on your own with your own dog.

Top Highlights of Central Hillside

by JS Realty

Location
Located directly up the hill from Downtown Duluth, Central Hillside has fantastic views of Lake Superior and the City of Duluth.  Three of the main routes that go through Central Hillside are Mesaba Ave, Lake Ave, and 4th St.

Washington Center
Formerly a school building, the Washington Center is used by the community for some recreation programs and early childhood programs.  There is also some housing in the upper levels of the building.  The Washington Center also has an art gallery that has several exhibits throughout the year.

School District
Central Hillside is located within the Duluth Independent School District #709. 

Sacred Heart Music Center
The Sacred Heart Music Center was built in 1896 to be
the Sacred Heart Cathedral, now it is a music center that musicians, schools, corporations, performers or people who are looking to record in the state of the art recording studio, can use.  It is also a great venue for weddings or conferences.

Local Businesses
There are many businesses located within the Central Hillside neighborhood including, but not limited to, SVS Inc, Al’s Pawn & Variety Stores, Food Dudes Delivery, Center for American Indian Resources, Ktti Kenwood Tours & Travel, One Roof, 4th Street Market & Deli, Hemlock Garage Inc, American Radiator Repair Services, Loiselle Liquor, Floyd’s Hair Choppers, H&R Block, Eman’s Belly Dancing & Fitness, Whole Foods Co-Op, ITC Income Tax Consultants, Lake Superior Medical Equipment Inc, Dunbar Floral and Gifts,  Karbo’s Auto Repair, Auto Medics, Greg’s Auto Service & Repair, and UDAC Mailing & Shredding

Local Restaurants

There are several places to eat located in the Central Hillside neighborhood including, but not limited to, Round Up Bar & Grill, The Break Room, Huie’s Chopsticks Inn, Quiznos Sub, Uncle Loui’s Café, and the King of Creams.

Parks
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Cascade Parkhere are a few parks located within Central Hillside including but not limited to, Strickland Park, Central Hillside Park, Cascade Park, and Lilliput Park.  One of the more popular parks is Central Hillside Park.  There is a basketball court and a playground available for use.

Places of Worship
There are some places to worship in the Central Hillside neighborhood, including but not limited to, Calvary Baptist Church and St. Mary Star of the Sea.

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center is located within the Central Hillside neighborhood.  According to their website, Essentia Health- St. Mary’s Medical Center is the largest hospital in northeastern Minnesota.  There are 380 beds within the hospital and they have the regions only intensive care unit for newborns and children.  They are all about compassionate care and strive to have highly specialized care.

If you have any questions about Duluth or the surrounding area please contact us!  We would love to help you out!

Top Highlights of Congdon Park

by JS Realty

 

Location
According to the City of Duluth’s neighborhood map, Congdon Park is located East of N 26th Ave E, South of Lakeview Dr and Snively Rd, North of Lake Superior and West of N 40th Ave E.  One of the main roads to go through Congdon Park is London Rd.

Congdon Park
Congdon Park is in the Congdon Park neighborhood.  Congdon Park was named after Chester Congdon who donated the 33.7 acres of land in 1908.  The Tischer Creek runs through the park and provides for some stunning views including several waterfall areas.  There are also some trails that are easy walking.  This is a hidden gem within the city and is also surrounded by nice big trees.  There are beautiful bridges, plenty of wildlife and Tischer Creek is a designated trout stream.

Places to Worship
There are several places to worship in Congdon Park, including, but not limited to, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Cathedral of our Lady of the Rosary, Diocese of Duluth, Chabad Lubavitch, and Duluth Congregational Church.

Northland Country Club
The Northland Country Club is a private country club that has an 18
hole golf course.  It is one of the top 5 golf courses to visit in Minnesota.  The Northland Country Club provides a great family atmosphere while still remaining private.  There is also a pool and a few tennis courts so it’s not all just about golfing. There are many activities that could be enjoyed.  There is also a luxury cuisine restaurant that is available to members only.

Local Businesses

There are several businesses that are in Congdon Park, including but not limited to, Holiday Stationstore, AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, Budget Blinds of Duluth, Custom Cap, Northern States Basement Systems and Paper Ink.

Glensheen Mansion
Glensheen Mansion is located in Congdon Park an
d it is a historical home museum that has been amazingly preserved.  Built for Chester and Clara Congdon between 1905 and 1908, the couple along with their children and grandchildren made it a home until 1977.  The main mansion has 39 rooms.  It is a stunning piece of history and the museum tours provide interesting facts and breathtaking architecture.

School District
Congdon Park belongs to Duluth Independent School District #709.  Duluth East High School, Ordean East Middle School and Congdon Elementary Schools all fall within the Congdon neighborhood.  Holy Rosary School, a private school is also in the Congdon Park neighborhood.

Local Restaurants
There are no restaurants located within Congdon Park, however the neighborhood is not far from the business district on London Rd which has several restaurants including but not limited to, Blackwoods, McDonalds, Perkins, Valentini’s Vicino Lago, Taco Johns, Subway and Pizza Hut.

If you have any questions about Duluth or the surrounding area please contact us!  We would love to help you out!

Top Highlights of Gary-New Duluth

by JS Realty

Gary-New Duluth is a neighborhood in Duluth, MN.  Although many people refer to the neighborhood as a whole, it is actually two different communities, both are rich in history and make a great place to make a home.

Location
Gary starts on Commonwealth Ave just under the railroad bridge and goes to Gary Builders Supply.  New Duluth starts just past Gary Builders Supply and goes to the St. Louis River.  Both communities lie north of the St. Louis River and west of the river as well.  The neighborhoods also fall east of the Sargent Creek.

Parks
There are a few parks in the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood, including but not limited to, Napoleon B Merritt Park, Gary New Duluth Park, and Birchwood Park.

Local Businesses
There are many businesses located within Gary-New Duluth neighborhood including, but not limited to, Veit & Company Inc, Gary Milk House Convenience Store, Little Store, Gary Liquor & Bait, Puglisi Gun Emporium, Gerry’s Auto Repair, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Duluth, T & L Wood Products, Gary Builders Supply, and Me Global Inc.

St. Louis River
The St. Louis River is the largest river in the US to flow into Lake Superior.  One thing to do on the river is to go fishing.  Fisherpeople can find walleyes, northern pike, small and large mouth bass, crappies, channel catfish among some other species as well.  The river is great for canoeing and has beautiful views of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Local Restaurants
There are several restaurants in the Gary-New Duluth neighborhood including but not limited to, Hugo’s Pizza II, Shotz Bar, and Alpine Bar & Lounge.

Gary-New Duluth Recreation Center
The Gary-New Duluth Recreation Center is located near Stowe School.  The community center has been updated and provides some programs and events for the community.  There is a plan in motion to make the Gary-New Duluth Recreation Center better and with more activities for the community as a whole.  For more information and to check on their progress, take a look at their website.

School District
The Gary-New Duluth neighborhood is in the Duluth Independent School District #709.  There is an elementary school located within the neighborhood.  Stowe Elementary school provides experienced teachers, excellent educational programs and also provide a welcoming environment for everyone plus free all day every day kindergarten. 

Boy Scout Landing
Boy Scout Landing has a boat launch/public area that allows boaters and fisherpeople access to the St. Louis River.  A boat ramp, a fishing pier that doubles as a dock, restroom facilities and a paved parking area are available. 

Places of Worship
There are a few places to worship in Gary-New Duluth, including but not limited to, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, and St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church Education Center.

Camping
The River Place Campground is located in Gary-New Duluth right on the edge of the St. Louis River.  It opened in 1995 and is conveniently located to the Willard Munger Trail and Jay Cooke State Park.  They offer campsites available for daily, weekly, monthly or seasonally rent.  There are several sites that offer full hookup that has city water and sewer. 

Top Highlights of Minnesota Point and Canal Park

by JS Realty

Minnesota Point and Canal Park go hand in hand, in order to get to Minnesota Point you have to go through Canal Park.  While Canal Park is more of a tourist/shop area, Minnesota Point does have residents who live there year round.  Around 7 miles long, Minnesota Point combined with Wisconsin Point in Superior which lays just across, makes up the 2nd largest FRESHWATER sandbar in the world.

Local Businesses
Canal Park has many different business’ including, but not limited to, Blue Heron Trading Co., Siiviis, Duluth Pack, Rocky Mountain Chocolate shop, Two and Company, Minnesota Gifts by Sandra Dee, J. Skylark, Tetran, Canal Park Lodge, Inn on Lake Superior, Hampton Inn, South Pier Inn, Vertical Endeavors, Adventure Zone, Park Point Marina Inn, Father Time Antiques, Spirit Bay Trading, Canal Park Liquors, Teeny Weeny Miniature Cottage, Never Too Many Jewelry & Accessories, I Heart Duluth, Barr Engineering Company, Happy Hookers Charters,  Father Time Antiques, Waters of Superior, On the Rocks Art Studio and Vikre Distillery.

Places of Worship
There is only one designated place to worship in Minnesota Point and Canal Park, St. Andrew’s By the Lake is located on Minnesota Point and has been around for 100 years.

Park Point
Park Point is a recreation area on Minnesota Point, there is a huge sandy beach where you can sunbathe and enter Lake Superior, there’s a playground area and Park Point Beach House.  Very popular during the summer months, the public beach is open from the day after school is out until Labor Day.  Usually during this time, there is a lifeguard on duty from 11 am to 4 pm.  There are also some recreation fields and sand volleyball courts.  This is the perfect summer hang out!

Minnesota Point Walking Trail
Towards the end of Minnesota Point, there is a walking trail known as Minnesota Point Walking Trail.  During your 2 mile walk you’ll pass an airport, wander among 200+ year old red and white pines, see many birds and wildlife and it has unique views of the lake.  Watch out for poising ivy the area is rich with it.

Aerial Lift Bridge
The Aerial Lift Bridge connects Canal Park and Minnesota Point.  It is a bridge that is made of steel and cables and is over 100 years old and is a historical landmark.  When there are no boats to get through it lays flat, but when a barge needs to come through the bridge is raised to allow passage.  It is operated 24 hours a day and in the busy season it averages 26 lifts per day.  During the summer months the bridge is lifted every 30 minutes between 7 AM and 9 PM.  The Aerial Lift Bridge has had many facelifts and is maintained well.  Every 18 years the bridge gets new cables.  Many people enjoy watching the bridge raise for a ship to come through the piers. 

Lake Walk
The Lake Walk starts at Bayfront Park and goes through Canal Park all along the edge of the lake, it also passes through Leif Erickson Park and ends at London Rd in Lakeside.  The Canal Park portion of the Lake Walk is a wooden boardwalk and also has a paved section and the walk takes you past several restaurants and hotels on one side and beautiful lake views on the other.

Sky Harbor
Sky Harbor is an airport located on Minnesota Point.  There is a one mile concrete runway for small aircrafts and two sea runways that work well for float and amphibious aircrafts.  You can also fill your aircraft’s tank with Avgas 100 low lead fuel, which is available 24/7.  They also provide tie down service for your aircraft while you go enjoy the Duluth area. The airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  In the summer months (June to October), this airport is where you would go if you wanted a birds eye view of Duluth.  Beaver Air Tours runs a company that gives aviation tours of the city’s most popular landmarks.

School District
Canal Park and Minnesota Point are part of the Duluth Independent School District #709.

Local Restaurants
There are many places to eat in Canal Park, including, but not limited to, Endion Station Public House, The Red Lobster, Old Chicago, Lake Avenue Café, Amazing Grace Bakery and Café, Taste of Saigon Restaurant, Northen Waters Smokehaus, Grandma’s Sports Garden, Grandma’s Saloon & Grill, Green Mill, Bellisios, Grizzly’s, Little Angies, Canal Park Brewing Co, Vitta Pizza, and Cloud 9 Asian Bistro.

Duluth Marine Museum and Maritime Visitor Center
The Duluth Marine Museum and Maritime Visitor Center is located in Canal Park.  Admission is free however hours vary depending on the season, to view the hours check here.  The museum is a really cool place to go and learn about the shipping industry and the area’s shipping history.

Top Highlights of Duluth Heights

by JS Realty

Duluth Heights is one of Duluth’s largest neighborhoods in terms of area.  There are 3 main routes through Duluth Heights, Hwy 53/Central Entrance, Arrowhead Rd and Rice Lake Rd/Arlington Ave.  Duluth Heights has a great mix of houses, shopping and dining.  Sometimes referred to as the Miller Hill Area or Above the Hill, Duluth Heights is a great neighborhood to live in.

Places of Worship
There are many places in Duluth Heights that you could go to worship, including but not limited to, St John’s Free Lutheran Church, Eastridge Community Church, Lincoln Park Congregation, Jehovah’s Witness, Mount of Olives Baptist Church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Livingstones Fellowship, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran church, North Star Baptist Church and Water’s Edge Church.

Enger Park Golf Course has been established since 1927 and was built near Enger Park Tower.  This golf course has 27 holes and has traditional layouts.  There are several challenges to the park including holes that run through wooded areas and water hazards.  There is a snack bar that you can stop by and enjoy during the day.  Breakfast is served daily as well as favorites like burgers and hotdogs, grilled chicken and so much more!

Parks
There are several parks located within Duluth Heights that are perfect for spending time in to enjoy nature or to have a picnic with friends and family.  Parks located within the neighborhood include, but are not limited to, Enger Park, Duluth Heights Park, Woodland Gardens, Web Woods and Pennell Park. Visit Duluth parks and rec website for more information. 

Enger Park is one of the larger parks in the Duluth Heights neighborhood.  In it you’ll find several areas with flowers, several shady spots under trees perfect for sitting, parts of the Superior Hiking Trail, a Japanese Rock Garden, a pavilion and Enger Tower.  Overlooking the Japanese rock garden is the Peace Bell Tower, which comes from Duluth’s sister city Ohara-Isumi City, Japan.  Up on a hill in the park you’ll find Enger Tower which was built in 1939 and is 5 stories high.  In 1939 the Crown Prince Olave and Crown Princess Martha of Norway dedicated the tower to a man named Bert Enger, a Norway native who made his home in Duluth and was a very successful furniture dealer.  The tower provides stunning views of the city and it’s a great work out to get to the top!

Duluth Heights Recreation Center
The Duluth Heights Recreation Center is located in Duluth Heights and adjoins the Duluth Heights Park.  It is a great building that is able to host many different kinds of events and is available to the public for renting and has a maximum capacity of 125 people.  Occasionally there is play gym that allows for young children to run around and play in an open area while still being indoors.

Local Restaurants
There are several places to eat in the Duluth Heights neighborhood, including but not limited to, Grandma’s Restaurant, Osaka’s, Bridgemen’s, Texas Road House, Buffalo Wild Wings, Olive Garden, Perkins, Panera Bread, Noodles & Company, Five Guys, Applebee’s, Chipotle, Old Country Buffet, Aztecas Mexican Grill, Pizza Hut, Culver’s, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Grizzly’s, McDonalds, Subway, Taco John’s, Burger King, Leeann Chin, Max Orient, Coney Island Deluxe, Kahala Restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts, Papa John’s, Steak Escape, Sbarro,  and Charley’s Grill Subs.

Local Businesses
Duluth Heights neighborhood has many local businesses including, but not limited to, 2 Dye 4 Salon, AAA, Adam’s Pest Control, Adamski Builders, A Doller Tree, Target, Best Buy, Shopko, Kohls, Dollar General, Michael’s, Office Max, Home Depot, Auto Value, Auto Dent Specialists, David’s Bridal, Northern Freight and Tools, Bed Bath and Beyond, TJ Maxx, Dunham’s, Duluth Hockey Company, Cash Wise Liquor, Build a Bear Work Shop, Chico’s, Charlotte Russe, Vanity, Barnes and Noble, American Eagle, Hollister, Schmitt Music, Cub Foods, Super One Foods, Wells Fargo, Ulta, The Children’s Place, Christopher Banks, Champs, City Looks, Clearwire, City Looks, Collector’s Connection, Computer Renaissance, Diamond Nails, Q-Nails, Dress Barn, JC Penny’s, Younker’s, Sears, Enterprise, Explorations, The Essence of Health, Famous Footware, Express, Firestone, First Photo, Game Stop, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and so many more.

Miller Hill Mall is located in the heart of the Duluth Heights neighborhood. It is conveniently located to downtown and I35.  Many visitors are from the Iron Range, Duluth, Wisconsin, Michigan and Canada.  The mall has 108 stores throughout and is completely indoors.  You’ll find several sit down restaurants as well as a food court.  The Miller Hill Mall also hosts many events throughout the year like arts and crafts shows.

School District
Students who live in the Duluth Heights neighborhood typically are part of the Duluth Independent School district #709.  There is no actual school building for Duluth ISD #709 located within the neighborhood.  There are two private schools located within the Duluth Heights neighborhood.  Lake View Christian Academy is for those who wish to send their children to a nondenominational, independent Christian School. It serves students from preschool to 12th grade.  Marshall School is a college preparatory School that serves students from 4th grade to 12th grade.  It has been around since 1904 and prides themselves on upholding their values of respect, integrity, compassion and strong academic habits.  There is also a charter school located in the Duluth Heights neighborhood.  Duluth Edison serves students K to 8th grade currently, and a high school is in the works.  They strive to have their students achieve academically as well as personally.

Twin Ponds is located near Enger Park in the Duluth Heights neighborhood. It consists of 2 different ponds, an upper and a lower that are both natural basins.  There is a creek that flows through the ponds known as Buckingham Creek which provides some natural circulation and the water is somewhat murky due to iron-ore that is found in the soil.  It can be used as a swimming area in the lower pond and there is a beach area.  The upper pond provides a great area to fish and is stocked yearly with rainbow trout.

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