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UMD's Outdoor Fireplace and Sledding HillDuluth

Daley, at 9 years old, is our resident pyrotechnician. Therefore we are always looking for safe locations he can build and tend a fire, especially in the winter. We’ve roasted hot dogs over an open flame in the Brighton Beach fire shelter and heated hot cocoa over a beach fire on Wisconsin Point. We can now add roasting marshmallows at the outdoor fireplace at the University of Minnesota Duluth...  [Read More...]


Web Woods: A Quick Leg StretcherDuluth

Do you have a trip to Miller Hill planned this week? Or a Target run? If so, take a few minutes to stretch your legs in nature while exploring Web Woods. It’s a 60-acre wooded area nestled in the Duluth Heights neighborhood. ...  [Read More...]


How to Get to Ely’s Peak and the DWP Tunnel

Getting to Ely’s Peak can be confusing. I once took our small children on a dangerous route in which we climbed vertically up a sheer rock. While the perilous experience makes for great family lore – as in, “Mom, remember when you freaked out at Ely’s Peak?” — we wanted to find a safer way to the top of one of the highest peaks in Duluth ...  [Read More...]

Visiting Duluth with Kids? A Must-Do Summer List

I recently received a Facebook message from a family planning to visit Duluth for a weekend in early summer. Their question, “What are some must see and dos with our 7 and 3.5 year old kiddos?” First, welcome to Duluth!  We are so happy you are coming to … [Read More...]

Camping (In-Town) at Bagley Nature Area

Recently, we decided at the last minute to go camping. At 5:03 p.m., we left our house. By 5:13 p.m., we were at our campsite. We went camping at the new Bagley Nature Area campground on the UMD campus. The campground has 6 sites in a large open field, each with a picnic table. There is a shared fire ring, water spigot with potable water, and a nearby biffy. It was … [Read More...]

Guided Hike at Hartley Park: A Great Way to Learn

It is often said that children are like sponges. My own kids astonish me with how quickly they soak up information and effortlessly recall … [Read More...]

$5 Vista Fleet Boat Tours

“Mom, you need to blog about this! People will want to do this,” advised Daley during a Vista Fleet boat tour of Duluth’s harbor. I had … [Read More...]

Enger Park: The Perfect Summer Picnic Spot 

It was 90+ degrees, muggy, and the summer sun was blazing so we looked for shade for our Father’s Day picnic. We found it at ... [Read More...]

Enjoy a Beach Fire at Wisconsin Point

“Can we come here once a week?” asked Daley hopefully as we followed the sandy path in the dark back to our vehicle after enjoying an evening at ... [Read More...]

Web Woods: A Quick Leg Stretcher 

Do you have a trip to Miller Hill planned this week? Or a Target run? If so, take a few minutes to stretch your legs in nature while exploring ... [Read More...]