Can anyone point me to good places to ice skate or cross-country ski on lakes around Duluth this week? Looking for lakes with a sheet of smooth-ish ice or with an inch or two of snow to ski on.
We’ve been skating on the harbor the last couple of weekends. The ice was nice weekend before last, and lots of ice boats and kites were out. Since then, a hovercraft (I’m told – is this true?) has made some trails of busted up ice chunks that are tough to skate across, and the rain and snow kind of pebbled the remaining surface, but there’s still a big sheet of skatable ice near Sky Harbor airport.
I’m not telling you that it’s safe, so please don’t sue me if you head out and something awful happens. Yesterday when we were out, a ship passed along the Superior shore and then cracks started to open up. Beyond the airport, if you skate along the shore, there is some open water.
Can anyone recommend any other lakes to try, either for skating or for skiing?