Duluth, MN Activities Overview: Sailing, Golf, Skating

By Anna Beth Blevins on July 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm EST

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Dennis O'Hara

The days stay cool in Duluth, which means that locals love to enjoy the great outdoors. Thanks to Lake Superior, Duluth is nicknamed “The Air-Conditioned City” for its cool summer breezes. March through November means snow, but locals still use the weather in Duluth as an opportunity for fun. Just because the annual snowfall is more than 80 inches a year doesn't mean that winter in the only season to enjoy.

Water Sports

Duluth’s location on Lake Superior isn’t just a perk for transportation and business; locals love to have fun in the fresh water. Water sports are a big deal in this city, and sailing and fishing are both popular pastimes. Even novice fishermen can reel in some fun because several businesses offer chartered excursions with experts.


Landlubbers won’t be bored in Duluth either. The city’s parks system spans almost 12,000 acres, and six of the parks are located lakeside. Dogs are welcome at Keene Creek Dog Park, but only if their owners have a pet license.


If you’re looking to tee off in Duluth, then you have several options. There are six golf courses in the city, from public spots to country clubs. Duluth offers two championship-style golf courses: Lester Park and Enger Park. Each course has 27 championship holes with multiple tee boxes for players of all skill levels.

Ice Sports

Sports on the ice are a huge draw in Duluth, and there are plenty of opportunities to ensure residents can play to their hearts’ content. The Duluth Curling Club is one of the country’s oldest and largest clubs of its kind, and the city has plenty of both college and amateur hockey teams. The Duluth Heritage Sports Center provides frozen fun with open skating and hockey events, as well as lessons for ice skating.

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