I had been driving through forests for hours. Limbs would reach out over the winding roads, blocking the sun and creating an encroaching feeling that led to a feeling of claustrophobia. All of a sudden, the trees opened up and the sun shone out in the blue sky. I got on a highway and started to climb. Crystal blue waters took over the horizon as Lake Superior appeared. I dropped my car at the supercharger, which was a short walk from the lake, and set off to explore.
Even though I grew up close to Lake Michigan, I always seem to forget how vast the Great Lakes actually are. To the naked eye, they are indistinguishable from oceans. Shipping containers enter the bay, dwarfing the sail boats that locals have out on the water for a day of pleasure. Children run along the beach as their parents sit, laugh and watch. It amazes me the aura that simply having water near a community will give it.
Being a port town, there is a long history associated with the city. It was a hub where the supplies headed into the midwest would start, and that has led to many museums and small tourist attractions throughout the town. There really is something for everyone wether it be old mansions to tour, lighthouses to climb or parks to explore.
200 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802