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Top Highlights of Piedmont

by JS Realty

Piedmont is a neighborhood in the northern part of Duluth, near Hermantown.  There are about 3780 residents in Piedmont according to the 2010 census.  Many people enjoy living here because of its great location, the great people and the great local businesses.

Located about 10 minutes from downtown Duluth, Piedmont runs from south of Anderson Rd, east Haines Rd, north of Skyline Ave and the west side of Hwy 53.

Lake Superior College:
Lake Superior College is a two-year community college and technical college located in Piedmont.  Lake Superior College offers pre-baccalaureate majors and over 90 certificate, diploma and degree programs for the career and technical fields.

Local Businesses:
There are several businesses located within Piedmont including but not limited to Piedmont Dental, Arthurs Formal Wear, Piedmont Bottle Shop, Piedmont Milk House, Uptown Hair Salon, Great Lakes Children Dental Care, Summit Dental, Farmers Insurance, American Family Insurance, Spectrum Homecare, Bolon Chiropractic, Residential Services Inc., Bridals by Bethany and The Gardening Junky.

Local Restaurants:
Located in The heart of the Piedmont Business District is Big Daddy’s Burgers.  Big Daddy’s Burgers boast the “Best Burgers in Duluth” and the owners have owned it since 2013.

Miller Creek Disc Golf Course
The Miller Creek Disc Golf Course was established in 2007 and redesigned in 2012.  Located right next to Lake Superior College on Trinity Ave the course features a 9 hole disc golf course.  The course features a variety of shots and elevation changes and is good for people who are just starting out as well as established Disc Golf players.

Places of Worship:
There are a variety of places to worship in the Piedmont neighborhood including but not limited to, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Apostolic Gospel Church, Christ Lutheran Church, Duluth Church of Christ, Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, and Hillside United Methodist Church.

Public Schools
Piedmont belongs to the Duluth Independent School District #709.  Located within Piedmont is Piedmont Elementary School serving PK through 5th grade.

Piedmont Park
Piedmont Park is located off of W 23rd St and features two hockey rinks, a baseball field, a playground and a community center.  The community center doubles as a warming shack in the winter and is run by the Piedmont Heights Youth Hockey Association.

Piedmont features many trails that offer stunning views for the Hikers or Mountain Bikers.  Parts of The Superior Hiking Trail run through Piedmont. There are also Mountain Biking Trails that are exclusively located in the Piedmont neighborhood.  There are 3 different access points to get to these biking trails.  Hutchinson Rd access point has the most parking and is located in the heart of the Piedmont neighborhood. There are a total of 13 different trails and the length is 9 miles.  For more information click here.

Duluth’s Favorite Outdoor Destinations

by JS Realty




As a city that was voted the winner of Outside magazine’s Best Town 2014 (see more info here & here), Duluth has a lot to brag about. With hundreds of miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and more, miles of lakeshore, and numerous beautiful parks, the city of Duluth has an incredible amount of outdoor recreation options to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites and the highlights of each.

Lester Park. Following Amity Creek and Lester River, Lester Park features many miles of wonderful trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding. The mountain bike trails here hosted the Great Hawk Chase Minnesota Mountain Bike series soon after completion in 2010 and remains a favorite among mountain bike enthusiasts. A smaller area of the park contains a playground, open field with nets, and picnic tables for individuals and families to enjoy.



Canal Park & Park Point. Close to many small shops and restaurants, Canal Park is a great place to take a walk on the Lakewalk, watch ships pass under the Aerial Lift Bridge, or enjoy the beautiful view of the lighthouse and Lake Superior. With many miles of waterfront walkways, the Lakewalk is a fantastic place to take a leisurely stroll or go for a run. Along the way, there are many wonderful parks to stop at and enjoy including Leif Erikson Park and The Duluth Rose Garden. Head the other way from Canal Park, across the Lift Bridge, and you’ll be on the world’s largest freshwater sandbar, known as Park Point. With miles of beach along the peninsula and a great park at the end, Park Point is a destination that can’t be missed.  


Superior Hiking Trail. Rated the number 2 hiking trail in the U.S. by Backpacker magazine, the Superior Hiking Trail’s current mile count is at 296 miles. Ranging from the Canadian border to Duluth mostly along the ridge line of Lake Superior, the trail is filled with streams, ravines, pine forests, and beautiful views of Lake Superior. With trail head parking lots every 5-10 miles and 93 campsites with no fees, reservations, or permits required to hike or camp, the Superior Hiking trail is ideal for day hikes as well as longer backpack camping trips.


Keene Creek Dog Park. Listed as one of the Best Dog Parks in MN (click here for more info), the Keene Creek Dog Park is a fantastic destination for anyone who loves being outside and active with their dog. This park features a separate area for small dogs, trees, and benches for relaxing.

To see a full map of Duluth's Outdoor Recreation, click here for side A and here for Side B.

For more general info on Duluth’s Parks & Recreation, click here.

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