St. Louis River
The St. Louis River Estuary is the largest U.S. tributary to Lake Superior and the largest freshwater estuary in North America.
The river is popular with anglers fishing for walleye and other species. The shoreline offers old-growth pine forests and native plants which are home to an abundance of birds and wildlife.
StLouisRiver.org lists places to pick up an On-The-Water Guide for Paddlers & Boaters, an invaluable source for understanding the natural and cultural history of the lower St. Louis River.
Hike & Bike
The Western Waterfront Trail provides nearly five miles of accessible trails along the banks of the St. Louis River and is the starting point of the Willard Munger Trail, a 70-mile paved stretch considered among the most scenic in the state.
The St. Louis River Corridor
The St. Louis River Corridor Initiative has invested in this historic and culturally rich area to improve the natural environment, enrich neighborhoods and support the growth and development of a thriving business district.
The Lincoln Park Craft District has sprung up along West Superior Street. The area is quickly filling with artist’s spaces, retail and restaurants dedicated to locally-made, handcrafted goods and excellent dining options.