Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Biking in Duluth, Minnesota

Christine and I had a great week in Duluth, Minnesota. Much of our time was spent visiting family and friends but we got out for a few hikes and a lovely 25 mile ride along the Willard Munger State Trail. The trail is 63 miles long and goes from Duluth south to Hinkley, but we only went as far south as Jay Cooke State Park.

If you are looking to visit Duluth, we totally recommend the Willard Munger Inn, where we stayed for a week. It is right at the northern end of the trail and with every room you get use of bikes and a canoe! (We didn't have enough time to make use of the canoe.)

The trail is along the old train route, all the grades are gentle and the route is completely free of cars. And it's very beautiful.

This little hut is a few miles south of Duluth.

While we were in Duluth, we stopped at Twin Ports Cyclery to visit with my old friend Denis Sauve. Denis started the shop back in 1975 and I started hanging out there around 1978.

Twin Ports Cyclery and Denis are still going strong. If you are ever in need of anything bike related in northern Minnesota, Twin Ports Cyclery is the place to go. And if you want great stories, talk to Denis.

Keep 'em rolling,

Kent "Mountain Turtle" Peterson
back home now in Issaquah, WA USA


Eric Platt said...

Good to see the Munger is open to Jay Cooke again. Last time up there, rode north on the trail by the lake, which now heads up to Lakeside and then you can get on Seven Bridges road from there. Need to get back up north again someday.

albert antonie said...

I've been cycling there, a good road with beautiful scenery, maybe early December I will go there again with more friends