Today’s post is going to be a continuation of our Packing with Duluth Pack series. Last time we focused on the Jet-Setter, but today’s post is for The Camper. The Camper is those who feel most at home going up-north for a weekend and heading to the campsite. Hiking, canoeing, sitting around the campfire, and sleeping in tents is The Camper’s idea of a fun week and vacation. Especially in the summer, campers spend a lot of their time on weekend camp trips, vacationing in the BWCAW, and relaxing with nature. If that sounds like you, we have a few recommendations for what you can pack to make your life the best it can be while camping.
This is the last post in our Packing with Duluth Pack series. In the past, we focused on The Jet-Setter and The Camper, but today’s post is for The Road-Tripper. The best thing about road tripping right now is that it might be the best choice for travel this summer. It’s distanced, it’s easy, and it’s a great way to see the continental United States on a budget.
Some people prefer driving through the rolling plains, mountain ranges, and coastal cities of the US over flying. Many of us have fond memories of road trips with our families from a young age. Whether it was from California to New York or from Duluth to Minneapolis, road trips are something that almost everyone can relate to. If this sounds like you, or you’re planning a road trip soon, this guide is for you.
The Perfect Pack
When traveling, it’s important to have the perfect pack with you so you can focus more on the sightseeing and less on how you packed. We have some recommendations on how to make your next road trip as seamless and organized as possible with some of our Duluth Pack handcrafted products.
Packing with Duluth Pack Series: For The Jet-Setter
Now that the summer months are rolling around and our world is beginning to open a little bit more, your friends at Duluth Pack have created a packing guide for all types of vacations that you plan to go on in the future. Use this guide to help you pack for your endeavors this summer, or to dream of that perfect vacation that you plan to take in the future. Today’s post is for the jet-setter.
The jet-setter is for those who feel at home while flying 30,000 feet in the air. For some, flying provides tranquility and peace that being on land doesn't. Even if you can’t travel by plane this summer, keep this guide in mind for the next time that you can act on your travel bug and go sightseeing once again.
Hiking Trails in Duluth
Hiking is an adventurous and healthy activity to participate in during the warm summer months of long days and even longer nights. Nothing feels better than getting out, enjoying the sun, enduring the fresh air, and accomplishing a hike within the great outdoors. Duluth is the ultimate and prime location to find your perfect hiking trail, here are some of our favorite recommendations:
Chester Creek Hiking Trail
The Chester Park Hiking Trail is a looped-shaped route that circles around the Chester Park Falls. It is easy to walk around for all different ages and dogs are allowed to accompany you on a leash. The distance of the Chester Park Loop is about 2.4 miles; a swift and simple trek around the beautiful falls and greenery offered in the Chester Park area.
Downtown Lakewalk and Boardwalk
The downtown Duluth lake and boardwalk is one of the top-rated ‘things to do’ for visitors in the city of Duluth. The beginning – or end – of the trail is near Bayfront Park, looking out to the harbor behind the park, as you continue to walk along the lake walk you will immerse yourself in many exceptional features within Duluth, including; the William A. Irvin, the blue Slip Bridge, Canal Park, Ariel Lift Bridge, War Memorials, Leif Erickson & The Rose Garden, leading up the shore to the Edgewater Waterpark for about 2.7 miles of a walking trail. The Duluth Lakewalk hugs the curves of the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior.
Aside from the starting city of Duluth (which is a must-stop of course), there are dozens of spots to stop and enjoy the natural beauty of the state. The first major must-see is Two Harbors. At 24 miles from the start, Two Harbors features the only real working lighthouse on the North Shore. It also has the Sonju trail, which allows you to see an ore ship being loaded.
People are antsy to get outside now that the nation-wide stay at home orders are starting to wind down. So, what new outdoor activities should you consider now that you can go out? Go trap shooting with a group of friends. Even though some restaurants and bars might still be closed, gun clubs are open. Trapshooting is a great American sport that is even older than professional baseball in this country. So, what do you need to know about participating in this exciting sport?
Trapshooting dates back to the late 1700s. The first recognized competitive event was held in Cincinnati Ohio in the year 1831. The original targets for the sport were birds released hats in a random sequence. Glass balls would come to replace the birds in the 1860s. The clay discs that are used in today's competitive shooting arrived to replace the glass bulbs in the early 1880s, about the same time Duluth Pack was founded (1882).