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Catch a ball game, get out on the lake, perfect your golf swing or just spend some time seeing the sights and sounds of the city.

SPORTS + RECREATION

The listings below include all types of Sports + Recreation attractions options in alphabetical order with those in the city of Duluth displayed first followed by those that are outside city limits.

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Adventure Tours with The Duluth Experience

211 East 2nd Street • Suite 4
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 464-6337

Kayaking! Mountain Biking! Road Cycling! Duluth has got it all. The Duluth Experience has a bunch of family-friendly adventures that you’ve got to check out. Whether it’s road biking along the lakeshore, pedaling Northwoods mountain bike trails, or kayaking on Lake Superior and the St. Louis River… your guides will take care of the logistics so you can focus on the fun! These scenic adventure tours are designed for all ages and skill levels. Summer Activities: Kayaking, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking (times vary - visit their website for details). Winter Activities: Fat tire biking & snowshoeing adventures (times vary - visit their website for details).


Day Tripper of Duluth


Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 390-1605

Day Tripper of Duluth, LLC provides guided outdoor trips in the Duluth area, North Shore, South Shore and beyond. We offer a wide range of activities for small and large groups of all ages and ability levels in EVERY SEASON. Visit our website to see our full listing of trips and camping options. Come try fat biking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking on Lake Superior or improve your mountain biking technique and much more! Get outside, learn, enjoy with Day Tripper of Duluth.


Duluth Glides Segway Tours

1328 E. 1st St
Duluth, MN 55805
(800) 979-3370

On your own personal Segway Transporter (PT), glide into the heart of Duluth's Lakeside and Canal Park area along a 6 mile narrated tour learning about Duluth's interesting history and facts via your own wireless audio system. Explore more highlights of Duluth on your PT than possible by any other mode of transportation. Online or by phone advance purchase of tickets required. Tours run daily.


Duluth Huskies Baseball Club

Wade Stadium 101 N 34th Ave W • 116 West Superior, Duluth, MN 55802 (main office)
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 786-9909

Enger Park Golf Course

1801 West Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 723-3451

Centrally located in Duluth, Enger Park offers three championship nines. Rolling hills, turning fairways, and elevation changes all come in to play on this scenic and challenging layout. Multiple tees allow for players of all levels. Golf rates: $18 for 9 holes, $30 for 18 holes. Cart rates: $10 for 9 holes, $15 for 18 holes.


Essentia Health Duluth Heritage Sports Center

120 S 30th Ave. W
Duluth , MN 55806
(218) 464-1711 Ext. 100

We are a multi purpose facility that has year round ice facilities and one ice facility for six months and six months of turf. We are able to accommodate craft shows, car shows, company picnics, school field trips and much more.


GND Development Alliance

801 101st Ave. West
Duluth, MN 55808
218-355-1349

The GND Development Alliance (GNDDA) is a 501 (c)3 that was created to revitalize and transform the Gary New Duluth Recreation Area (GND REC). The GND REC serves as the center of the Gary New Duluth Community with a functioning community center with programs after school and during summer vacations for youth. There are also regular exercise and yoga classes. The GND REC is also available for rental.

There are two soccer fields that are kept busy by Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association with practices and games. The GND Performance Pavilion is a great place for concerts, picnics and other events. There is a dog park on site for public use.

2018 will involve construction of a community garden and a multi-activity sport court with basketball, pickle ball and 4-square.

A skateboard park is planned for the future.


Lester Park Golf Course

1860 Lester River Road
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 525-0830

One of Minnesota's best-kept secrets, Lester Park is located on the scenic North Shore of Minnesota and overlooks Lake Superior. The Championship-style course layout provides a challenge for players of all levels and excellent views of Lake Superior on 20 of 27 holes. Golf rates: $18 for 9 holes, $30 for 18 holes. Cart rates: $10 for 9 holes, $15 for 18 holes.


Positive Energy Outdoors

• 15 miles N of Duluth near Island Lake
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 391-0147/(218) 428-5990

Dog sled tours, sleigh and wagon rides, inland lake kayak and SUP rentals, Lake Superior and inland lake kayak instruction and tours, Duluth and North Shore rock and ice climbing, team building, custom corporate programs, day and residential camps and women’s programs. All ages and abilities welcome


The Ski Hut

1032 E. 4th St. (East) • 5607 Grand Ave. (West)
Duluth, MN 55805
East: 218-724-8525
West: 218-624-5889


Spirit Lake Marina Water Sports

121 Spring Street
Duluth, MN 55808
218-628-3578

We offer pontoon boat, canoe & kayak rentals; located 7 miles from Canal Park.

Explore the scenic St. Louis River, the largest freshwater estuary in the world. Take a group out on our new pontoon boats, or enjoy a quiet paddle through some of the many bays and inlets on a canoe or kayak -- wilderness, right in the city.


Spirit Mountain Recreation Area

9500 Spirit Mountain Place
Duluth, MN 55810
(218) 628-2891 • (800) 642-6377

Some of the best skiing this side of the Rockies! With over 175 skiable acres on 22 runs, the biggest Terrain Park in the Midwest, 22km of cross-country ski trails, and the best snowmaking and grooming equipment available, Spirit Mountain is designed to please everyone. With a brand NEW Spirit Express II chairlift, and a NEW base chalet in 2013, the on-slope experience has never been better! And for those in your party who don't ski, we have several winter activities available at our Adventure Park, including snow tubing. Spirit Mountain also offers a variety of family and group rates, as well as incredible lift ticket and lodging packages. For more information, call (800) 642-6377 or (218) 628-2891.


UMD Kayak, Canoe, Rock Climb, Surf, & Stand Up Paddle Board

1216 Ordean Court • 153 SpHC, UMD/Outdoor Program
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 726-7128

Explore Lake Superior, the St. Louis River and spectacular rock climbing sites. In struction for all ages and abilities. Call for more information. Equipment Rental Center - We’re here to help you get out and explore the great outdoors! Our gear is high quality at an affordable price. Winter is here and we have equipment for you to use, like skis, snowshoes, and winter camping items!


Wheel Fun Rentals

408 Canal Park Drive • Canal Park (next to Comfort Suites)
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-1180 • (877) 273-2453

Providing unique bicycle fun for the entire family, from toddlers through grandparents. Entertainment for all ages, groups, and family types. All products are maintained on a regular schedule. Memorial Day-Labor Day/10am-Sunset, every day; after Labor Day, weekends only/10am-Sunset. Hourly rates based on type of bike.


Capt'n J's Miniature Golf

333 Marina Drive
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 394-4450

Located on historic Barker's Island, the Captain invites you to enjoy 18 holes of family friendly fun. Captain J's is nestled next to the S.S. Meteor whaleback ship, which was built in 1896 and is the last of its kind in existence. Captain J's offers beautiful views of downtown Duluth and the Superior Harbor. Stop by for a relaxing afternoon or an exciting evening under the lights. Open Memorial Day thru Labor Day from 10 am-10 pm. Before Memorial Day and after Labor Day hours vary. Please call ahead. $5.00 per person (18 holes) with 4 and under free with a paid round. Birthday specials for all ages. Group rates for 10+. Stamp card available.


Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort

6325 Wynne Creek Drive
Biwabik, MN 55708
(218) 865-8000 • (800) 688-7669

Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort is the Midwest’s #1 four-season family resort destination. Giants Ridge offers 35 downhill runs, 60km of cross-country ski trails, ski-in/ ski-out accommodations, access to more than 2,000 miles of snowmobile trails and one of Minnesota’s largest terrain parks. Combine those features with a quality product & first-class customer service that goes above and beyond, you’ll want to visit us again and again. The Legend and The Quarry at Giants Ridge offer 36 holes of the Midwest’s greatest golf. Both are listed in Golf Digest’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.” Both courses also received a 4.5 star listing from Golf Digest. No matter what time of year you visit, we’ve got miles of year-round recreation trails, lake access, unbeatable lodging accommodations, dining, shopping, and much more. Call (800) 688-7669 for rates and hours of operation or visit us at GiantsRidge.com.


Lutsen Mountains Ski Area

Ski Hill Road • 90 minutes NE of Duluth on Lake Superior's North Shore
Lutsen, MN 55612
(218) 663-7281

With 4 mountains, 87 runs and a 1000' vertical rise, Lutsen provides a mountain ski vacation without the airfare. Online packages at www.lutsen.com Open Thanksgiving through mid-April 9:30am - 4:30pm


Minnesota Whitewater Rafting

3212 River Gate Ave.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-522-4446

Find fun and adventure on the St. Louis River with Minnesota's oldest and largest Whitewater Rafting Outfit. Daily whitewater trips and lazy river tours allow for the whole family or group to participate. Great option for the whole family, church/youth groups and team building for corporate groups. All our guides are certified annually in First Aid, CPR, and Swiftwater Rescue. See the river, feel the river, ride the river!


Mont du Lac Recreation

3125 Mont du Lac Drive
Superior, WI 54880
(218) 626-3797

Mont du Lac Recreation, nestled on 424 wooded acres, just 15 minutes from Downtown Duluth/ Superior. With breathtaking views of the St. Louis River Valley and Jay Cooke State Park, we offer outdoor activities for everyone no matter the season. In the winter, guests can ski or snowboard on a variety of runs from beginner to expert. Those looking for some adventure can check out our wooded chutes, moguls, beefed up Terrain Park complete with its own surface lift to ensure more time on the snow. Also, be sure to visit our newly expanded Tubing Park with chutes from beginner to advanced! May through October the area offers an array of activities from cross country and downhill mountain biking, to the area’s finest disc golf, and rustic camping. In addition, Mont du Lac now offers summer program opportunities for kids in our Nature Quest Camp. Our Base Lodge with its warm, friendly atmosphere is open year round and features a full service pub and grill.


North Shore SUP

Barker's Island
Superior, WI 55480
(218) 343-1308

Skydive Duluth

4804 Hammond Ave (Richard I Bong Airport)
Superior, WI 54880
(218) 390-1800

We are located only a few miles from both beautiful Lake Superior and City of Duluth. During the plane ride up to jumping altitude, a person has one of the best views anywhere in the Midwest! It is a common occurrence to look down from the airplane and see large cargo ships and sail boats on the Lake. City of Duluth overlooking the Lake is an impressive site. All of this is also your scenery as you fall through the sky on your exciting tandem skydive! Skydive Duluth is the only skydive business located within 100 miles of Duluth. Come create a lifelong memory doing something that will be one of the most exciting things that you will do in your life! Skydive!


Skyline Lanes

4894 Miller Trunk Highway
Hermantown, MN 55811
(218) 727-8555

We are your all in one location for Bowling, Arcade, Private Events, Volleyball, Bocce, Beanbags and Summer Concerts. And let’s not forget, THE BEST PIZZA AROUND, Dave’s Pizza! We are open 7 DAYS A WEEK and conveniently located, so there’s no better time to check us out for Bowling, fun, food and a whole lot more!


Swiftwater Adventures

3212 River Gate Ave.
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 451-3218

Swiftwater Adventures is the premier whitewater adventure company in the Duluth, Minnesota area. Our trip leaders have over 50 years of combined whitewater and adventure guiding experience. We offer professionally guided whitewater raft trips, whitewater kayak trips and lessons, and canoe trips. We also offer winter adventures such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and guided trips to regional ski resorts.

All our trips are professionally guided with quality equipment, shuttle services, and we can customize the trip to your group.