Best lakes in Duluth

Check out the top lakes in Duluth, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Va Bene Caffe
1. Va Bene Caffe
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11 local reviews
734 E Superior St, Duluth
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 218-722-1518
Meal takeawayRestaurantPoint of interest
Jason
Best Italian in town, everything but the pasta noodles is prepared on site. The atrium overlooks Lake Superior…
Phillip
If you are lucky, you can get a spot on the beautiful twinkle-lit porch overlooking all of Lake Superior. The…
Marcia & Craig
Indoor-outdoor eatery on Lake Superior serving modern Italian fare & creative cocktails. Great view of Lake…
1. Va Bene Caffe
1. Va Bene Caffe
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11 local reviews
734 E Superior St, Duluth
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 218-722-1518
Jason
Jason
Best Italian in town, everything but the pasta noodles is prepared on site. The atrium overlooks Lake Superior and the Grotto below (when…
Phillip
Phillip
If you are lucky, you can get a spot on the beautiful twinkle-lit porch overlooking all of Lake Superior. The food is exquisite, the…
Marcia & Craig
Marcia & Craig
Indoor-outdoor eatery on Lake Superior serving modern Italian fare & creative cocktails. Great view of Lake Superior on two different…
2. Glensheen
2. Glensheen
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14 local reviews
3300 London Rd, Duluth
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 218-726-8910
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Tracy
DULUTH PASS ACCESS: The Glensheen Historic Mansion is situated on beautiful grounds on the shores of lake…
Gina
The Congdon Mansion - Glensheen offers great tours everyday of the week. Beautiful inside and out a historic…
Ann
Historical Mansion on Lake Superior. Summertime outdoor activities (music on the lake) and seasonal shows like…
2. Glensheen
2. Glensheen
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14 local reviews
3300 London Rd, Duluth
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 218-726-8910
Tracy
Tracy
DULUTH PASS ACCESS: The Glensheen Historic Mansion is situated on beautiful grounds on the shores of lake Superior and beautiful views of…
Gina
Gina
The Congdon Mansion - Glensheen offers great tours everyday of the week. Beautiful inside and out a historic look into Duluth's mining and…
Ann
Ann
Historical Mansion on Lake Superior. Summertime outdoor activities (music on the lake) and seasonal shows like the Christmas in the mansion…
3. Enger Tower
3. Enger Tower
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16 local reviews
Enger Tower Dr, Duluth
Premise
Trisha
Built in 1939, Enger Tower, a 5 story structure constructed of national Blue Stone taken from this region,…
Machelle
The first three years in Duluth I walked Twin Ponds and Enger Tower almost everyday: that's how much I loved…
Sara
Beautiful views of the lake and harbor. One of out favorite places for introspection! Must drive.
3. Enger Tower
3. Enger Tower
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16 local reviews
Enger Tower Dr, Duluth
Trisha
Trisha
Built in 1939, Enger Tower, a 5 story structure constructed of national Blue Stone taken from this region, stands guard from the top of the…
Machelle
Machelle
The first three years in Duluth I walked Twin Ponds and Enger Tower almost everyday: that's how much I loved it. It's so beautiful and the…
Sara
Sara
Beautiful views of the lake and harbor. One of out favorite places for introspection! Must drive.
4. Vista Fleet
4. Vista Fleet
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5 local reviews
323 Harbor Drive, Duluth
+1 218-722-6218
Travel agencyStorePoint of interest
Damian
Enjoy the best sightseeing on Lake Superior and the Duluth Superior Harbor with Vista Fleet. Tour the Harbor…
Ashley
Hop on the Vista Fleet for a cruise around Lake Superior. They offer daily sightseeing to romantic dinner…
Kelly
Sightseeing Tours, Dinners, Twilight Cruises, River Cruises, Chartered Events and Lake Adventures.
4. Vista Fleet
4. Vista Fleet
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5 local reviews
323 Harbor Drive, Duluth
+1 218-722-6218
Damian
Damian
Enjoy the best sightseeing on Lake Superior and the Duluth Superior Harbor with Vista Fleet. Tour the Harbor and Lake Superior via ship.
Ashley
Ashley
Hop on the Vista Fleet for a cruise around Lake Superior. They offer daily sightseeing to romantic dinner cruises.
Kelly
Kelly
Sightseeing Tours, Dinners, Twilight Cruises, River Cruises, Chartered Events and Lake Adventures.
5. Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve
5. Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve
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7 local reviews
E Skyline Pkwy, Duluth
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 218-428-8722
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Julianna
1) Incredible views of the lake, summer and winter; 2) exceptional bird migration viewing Aug-Oct (roughly) …
Ashley
Amazing view of Duluth. Especially in the fall with all of the beautiful leaves and the migration of many…
Jason
Amazing single-track biking, hiking and lit cross-country skiing opportunities. Incredible vistas of the lake…
5. Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve
5. Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve
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7 local reviews
E Skyline Pkwy, Duluth
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 218-428-8722
Julianna
Julianna
1) Incredible views of the lake, summer and winter; 2) exceptional bird migration viewing Aug-Oct (roughly) 3) easy walking on road in…
Ashley
Ashley
Amazing view of Duluth. Especially in the fall with all of the beautiful leaves and the migration of many types of birds. You can see for…
Jason
Jason
Amazing single-track biking, hiking and lit cross-country skiing opportunities. Incredible vistas of the lake and wooded hills.
6. Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
6. Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
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8 local reviews
805 East Superior Street, Duluth
Open · Closes in 3 minutes
+1 218-728-1192
BarRestaurantFood
Aria
They have the best tap list of Minnesota-brewed beers for big kids and yummy food and games for little kids…
Jason
Great variety on tap, laid back atmosphere, great view of the lake and a great patio. Live folk music can be…
Chris & Donna
Feels like you are in a British Pub. Great food and drinks with Lake Superior right in front of you.
6. Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
6. Sir Benedicts Tavern on the Lake
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8 local reviews
805 East Superior Street, Duluth
Open · Closes in 3 minutes
+1 218-728-1192
Aria
Aria
They have the best tap list of Minnesota-brewed beers for big kids and yummy food and games for little kids. Great patio with view of lake…
Jason
Jason
Great variety on tap, laid back atmosphere, great view of the lake and a great patio. Live folk music can be heard throughout the week.
Chris & Donna
Chris & Donna
Feels like you are in a British Pub. Great food and drinks with Lake Superior right in front of you.
7. Wisconsin Point
7. Wisconsin Point
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8 local reviews
Wisconsin Point, Superior
Natural featureEstablishment
Maria
Along with Minnesota Point, reportedly make up the largest freshwater sandbar in the world. There are 8 Lake…
Matt
Untouched sand beaches on the largest fresh water lake in the world.
7. Wisconsin Point
7. Wisconsin Point
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8 local reviews
Wisconsin Point, Superior
Maria
Maria
Along with Minnesota Point, reportedly make up the largest freshwater sandbar in the world. There are 8 Lake Superior beaches within the…
Matt
Matt
Untouched sand beaches on the largest fresh water lake in the world.
8. Great Lakes Aquarium
8. Great Lakes Aquarium
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5 local reviews
353 Harbor Drive, Duluth
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 218-740-3474
AquariumPoint of interestEstablishment
Tracy
A great rainy day activity or to simply explore the underwater life of the great lakes at the Aquarium! Near…
Kelly
Features animals and habitats found within the Great Lakes basin and other freshwater ecosystems such as the…
Ashley
Great Lakes Aquarium is located right on the edge of Lake Superior. Take the kids to see a variety of aquatic…
8. Great Lakes Aquarium
8. Great Lakes Aquarium
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5 local reviews
353 Harbor Drive, Duluth
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 218-740-3474
Tracy
Tracy
A great rainy day activity or to simply explore the underwater life of the great lakes at the Aquarium! Near to Canal Park and on the harbor…
Kelly
Kelly
Features animals and habitats found within the Great Lakes basin and other freshwater ecosystems such as the Amazon River. One of few…
Ashley
Ashley
Great Lakes Aquarium is located right on the edge of Lake Superior. Take the kids to see a variety of aquatic animals!
9. Duluth
9. Duluth
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8 local reviews
Duluth, Duluth
LocalityPolitical
Patrick
Only 70 miles from our cabin makes a great day trip with all kinds of scenic spots, historic sites, and…
Mark & Becky
Glensheen mansion, Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth Depot, William Irvin Ore Boat Museum, Aerial lift Bridge
Lori
On Lake Superior - 35 minutes from cabin
9. Duluth
9. Duluth
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8 local reviews
Duluth, Duluth
Patrick
Patrick
Only 70 miles from our cabin makes a great day trip with all kinds of scenic spots, historic sites, and wonderful views of the St. Louis…
Mark & Becky
Mark & Becky
Glensheen mansion, Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth Depot, William Irvin Ore Boat Museum, Aerial lift Bridge
Lori
Lori
On Lake Superior - 35 minutes from cabin
10. Douglas County
10. Douglas County
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3 local reviews
Douglas County
Administrative area level 2Political
Maria
Summer, spring and fall activities include ATVing, exploring the Brule river area, Archery and Boating. Winter…
10. Douglas County
10. Douglas County
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3 local reviews
Douglas County
Maria
Maria
Summer, spring and fall activities include ATVing, exploring the Brule river area, Archery and Boating. Winter activities include local…
11. Brighton Beach Road
11. Brighton Beach Road
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4 local reviews
Brighton Beach Rd, Duluth
Route
Gina
Beautiful views of the ships coming into and going out of the Duluth Harbor. Walk the shores to looks for…
Jim
Brighton Beach is a wonderful way to access Lake Superior shore line with easy parking, easy access to the…
Nancy
Close up of Lake Superior
11. Brighton Beach Road
11. Brighton Beach Road
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4 local reviews
Brighton Beach Rd, Duluth
Gina
Gina
Beautiful views of the ships coming into and going out of the Duluth Harbor. Walk the shores to looks for beautiful beach glass, agates,…
Jim
Jim
Brighton Beach is a wonderful way to access Lake Superior shore line with easy parking, easy access to the water, a great way to get your…
Nancy
Nancy
Close up of Lake Superior
12. Canal Park
12. Canal Park
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20 local reviews
Canal Park, Duluth
NeighborhoodPolitical
Damian
Take a little stroll and enjoy Lake Superior. Be sure to walk down to the lighthouse and take a few photos…
Machelle
Head to the Lift Bridge and catch the ships, walk the Lakewalk to take in the Lake views, or grab ice cream at…
Allan
The Lake walk, The Lift Bridge, Restaurants, shopping very favorite of most tourists.
12. Canal Park
12. Canal Park
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20 local reviews
Canal Park, Duluth
Damian
Damian
Take a little stroll and enjoy Lake Superior. Be sure to walk down to the lighthouse and take a few photos. Eat at The Timber Lodge, Little…
Machelle
Machelle
Head to the Lift Bridge and catch the ships, walk the Lakewalk to take in the Lake views, or grab ice cream at the Boxcar. Canal Park is…
Allan
Allan
The Lake walk, The Lift Bridge, Restaurants, shopping very favorite of most tourists.