This 7-mile paved trail hugs Lake Superior’s shore as it winds past Bayfront Festival Park, the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, Canal Park, downtown, the Fitger’s complex and Leif Erickson Park and Rose Garden. There are several scenic spots along the way for resting, enjoying artwork or the lake views.
Along the Canal Park stretch and near the pier visitors, can seasonally rent kids’ and adult bikes or family-sized surreys from Wheel Fun Rentals (wheelfunrentals.com). They also rent choppers and four-wheel quad sports. Families looking for an easy-going stretch can ride from Canal Park to the Portland Malt Shoppe (just before Fitger’s) for ice cream.