Minnesota Sights and Views

Summer Fun at Spirit Mountain in Duluth

Duluth has earned itself a steady reputation as a top outdoor destination in Minnesota, and that is thanks in part to incredible amenities for outdoor enthusiasts like Spirit Mountain. As great as Spirit Mountain is during the winter, opening up its sloped to a variety of downhill ski and snowboard adventures, it’s possibly even more fun during the summer, when it opens up for hiking and mountain biking adventures. Galore!

Spirit Mountain is just minutes from downtown Duluth, too, which means you’re close to all of the top restaurants, breweries, and nightlife while you’re here in town.  It’s also close to two of the best Duluth Bed and Breakfasts, AG Thomson House Bed and Breakfast and Solglimt Lakeshore Bed and Breakfast. One is situated in a stately mansion overlooking Lake Superior and Duluth Harbor. In contrast, the other is situated just minutes from Duluth’s vibrant Canal Park Neighborhood and the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge on the beautiful shores of the lake itself.

Despite their differences, both of these Duluth Bed and Breakfasts offer an extraordinary place to relax and renew, all while experiencing the very best this ruggedly charming town has to offer. Are you ready to get outside this summer? There’s still plenty of time!  Learn more about these wonderful Duluth Bed and Breakfasts below, and then start planning your getaway!

Hiking on the beautiful trails at Spirit Mountain Duluth

Get Adventurous at Spirit Mountain Duluth

Spirit Mountain is such a wonderful amenity for those living in and visiting Duluth.  It truly offers 4 incredible seasons of fun, from skiing and snowboarding to hiking, biking, and more.  It’s also home to a thrilling mountain adventure park, including an alpine coaster.  The Timber Twister is their alpine coaster, which glides along a 3200-foot elevated track for an unforgettable adventure – and plenty of beautiful views along the way, too!

Spirit Mountain also has a zip line, an 18-hole disc golf course, which is accessed via the Superior Hiking Trail, and scenic chairlift rides for those who want the views. As great as all of this sounds, that’s not all!  Spirit Mountain is also one of the best mountain biking destinations in Duluth. They have actually been pioneers in gravity-fed lift-served mountain biking, leading the way for other resorts of their kind around the country.

Spirit Mountain Duluth’s mountain biking trails are consistently ranked in the top 5 of trail networks in the Midwest, and like many of the best trail network, connects up to others in the area.  One of the most popular connecting trails is the Duluth Traverse. Here, mountain bike enthusiasts have access to more than 85 incredible miles of mountain biking. If you need a bike while you’re in town, rentals are available at Spirit Mountain.

If mountain biking isn’t your speed, but you still want to explore the area, two trailheads provide access to the Superior Hiking Trail, which, again, connects up to a variety of other hikes in the area.

Mountain biking at the lift-served trails at Spirit Mountain Duluth

Put Your Feet Up at our Duluth Bed and Breakfasts

After spending a day adventuring at Spirit Mountain this summer, it will be time to relax and unwind in downtown Duluth.  We recommend heading to one of the many incredible breweries in the Duluth area. There’s sometimes nothing more satisfying than a cold beer (or two) after an exhausting yet fun day in the mountains. We have a roundup of the best Duluth Breweries here.

After you’ve had your fill of downtown Duluth, it’s time to sink into the luxurious accommodations found at our Duluth Bed and Breakfasts – both of which offer something far superior to a traditional hotel. The waterfront location of Solglimt Bed and Breakfast is absolutely unbeatable and perfect for those who want to relax on the decks watching ships pull in and out of Duluth’s busy harbor. Alternatively, step back in time and witness the historic elegance of Duluth’s past at the elegant A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast, located in Duluth’s Congdon Mansion District.

Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll find that both Duluth Bed and Breakfasts offer a wide range of high-end amenities, including gourmet breakfasts each morning of your stay.  Perhaps you’ll need to schedule more than one visit so that you can experience both of these incredible properties?  Fall is coming – and with it, stunning displays of color!

Duluth’s Top Rated Bed and Breakfasts

A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast Duluth Minnesota

A.G. Thomson House Bed and Breakfast

Solglimt Lakeshores Bed and Breakfast Duluth Minnesota

Solglimt Lakeshore Bed and Breakfast



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