Lonely Planet names Duluth a top destination for 2015

Best in Travel 2015Duluth pulled a #9 ranking in Lonely Planet‘s “Best in the U.S. 2015” travel guide. “With trails in every direction, Lake Superior’s waves crashing on one side, and snowy mountains rising on the other, Duluth has emerged as the Midwest’s premier outdoors hot spot,” the panel of authors and editors wrote. “The 290-mile Superior Hiking Trail hugs the lake from Duluth en route to Canada, passing waterfalls, red-rock overlooks, and the occasional moose. Without even leaving town, the mountain biker (and snowshoer) fantasy known as the Duluth Traverse is in the works, linking several existing trails to cover the 26-mile length of the city.”

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Herzog

about 8 years ago

Snowy Mountains?  Jesus Aytch Christ! And on that subject, where is the snow? What's the definition of a mountain here?  Huh? Somebody's going to get sued for false advertising if people start planning their  trips based on that.  On the bright side, my ad-nerd friend in SF just announced he was going to be hiking the aforementioned SHT-trail hot off the heals of the John Muir.  That's midwest respect I told him, coming back to your roots are ya?  I tried to talk him out of the segment between here and Gooseberry to no avail.  And no fucking shit it's the best in the midwest. Look at the competition.  Southern Indiana?  Gary Illinois? Akron Ohio?  I really do hate these cock measuring conventions. 

Poor Winona, gets no respect...

Herzog

about 8 years ago

Oh wait, they got (insert clown music) Indianapolis ranked above Duluth. Nevermind.

I'll say it again, logic has got nothing to do with it.

ElPete

about 8 years ago

Maybe not the best, but arguably one of the best in terms of fresh drinking water.  This especially for folks who have well water out in the county.  Again, possibly not the best, however excellent access and views of Lake Superior.  I bet you could make a good case for best or close in vicinity to best fishing.    I'm sure one could name a bunch of things having to do with winter activities as well.

ElPete

about 8 years ago

Got me thinking & came up with a couple more.  Bentleyville Tour of Lights is listed as #23 in the 50 best places to see Christmas lights.  I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the Northshore Inline Marathon is the largest of it's kind which could translate to best for some people I suppose.  I've heard people say that Weber Music Hall is world class (arguably best) for it's  state-of-the-art acoustics.

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