Taking advantage of the great weather in Duluth we went out with Jodi, owner of E3 Twin Ports, to explore Kingsbury Creek up to the Superior Hiking Trail! Jodi took us to a location none of us had been to in West Duluth and guided us through the hike. Once we were ready for a break Jodi had us stand in a circle to go over things we can do in our daily life to have happier and healthier lives. This included actions inspired by TED talks like snaps, hugs and cheering that left us feeling refreshed. Scroll down to learn more about Jodi and E3 Twin Ports.
This week’s entrepreneur sure stays busy. Between creating custom furniture at Duluth Barrel Works and producing some of the best honey (ever), Jon Otis has a positive impact on our local community. Both Jon and his wife, Erin, are business owners, so we’ve interviewed them independently to get their own perspective on our fair city.
Park Point is the place to be during the warm Duluth summers. Long stretches of clean soft sand allow for beach games, tanning and for the brave- swimming in Lake Superior. If you drive to the end of Park Point you will find soccer fields and beach volleyball courts in front of the beach house that serves snacks and beverages. In addition to the beaches there are local annual Duluth events that showcase the diversity and culture of Duluth.
Duluth Loves Local’s first anniversary is fast approaching, and we want to celebrate with all of you!
Our first year has flown by, and we’ve loved every minute of it. So far, we’ve reached over 410,119 Northerners across our social platforms and that number is growing daily!
We have joined with Mentor Duluth as they try to reach their goal of 31 mentors in 31 days for March into Mentoring! They are over halfway there as we near the end of the month, to learn more visit mentorduluth.org.
Are you looking for a great place to get a panoramic view of Duluth? Look no further than Enger Tower! Enger Tower is located on top of Enger Hill (that makes sense eh?) it is a 5 story blue stone observation tower that sits at an elevation of 451 feet above Lake Superior.
According to the article in The Duluth News Tribune, the pilot was able to lower the plane onto the water thanks to a built-in Cirrus Airframe Parachute System. This emergency full-plane parachute is a signature of planes built by our own Duluth-based Cirrus, and an innovation that’s saved 104 lives since its introduction.
There’s nothing like the smell of fresh roasted coffee. That’s why there’s nothing quite like Duluth Coffee Company, a cozy coffeehouse and roaster on Superior Street that’s committed to making good coffee.
Meet Bent Paddle
Or maybe, you’ve already met. Bent Paddle has quickly established itself as one of Minnesota’s best breweries. Most recently, this Lincoln Park-based brewery made Vita.MN’s 2014 Best of Craft Beer Six-Pack.
You know when you’re scrolling through Facebook and are taken aback by an adorable baby or wedding photo captured at just the right moment? You might have Jes Hayes of Mad Chicken Studio to thank for that.
ICYMI: Duluth’s beer scene is nothing to mess with. The Growler just released the 2014 Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Award winners, and we think you might recognize a few names.
Who better to trust with designing your home than a family-run business? Cynthia and Michael Bradley started Floor to Ceiling Interior Design Showroom 32 years ago. Since then, their sons Sean and Patrick have entered the business and the Bradley family continues to work together.
Duluthians are drawn to the lake. We want to walk along it, stare at it, dip our toes in it. It’s no surprise, then, that we love Va Bene Caffe and its spectacular lake views. Va Bene’s guests can watch boats come into the harbor, walkers and runners on the Lakewalk below and sailboats as they float by on warm Wednesday nights.
Yarn Harbor has been a locally owned community staple for 15 years. In February, Yarn Harbor will move into a new, larger home in Lakeside so be sure to check it out! Until then, read all about this great business and its owner, Kathy Thomas, and stop by her Mount Royal location to see it for yourself.
Knitters and crocheters be warned: one look at Three Irish Girls Yarn and it’ll be hard to work with anything else. Kelly and Erin have been in business for over four years, bringing color and beauty to Duluth and Superior in the form of hand-dyed yarn.