Monday, April 4, 2011
First stretch of Superior Hiking Trail open for summer!
Although most of the hiking trails of the North Shore are still buried under feet of snow, one stretch of the Superior Hiking Trail is clear and ready for hiking. The Downtown Lakewalk, one of 50 day hikes featured in my new book Hiking the North Shore, is open and mostly dry for walkers along its whole length.
From its trailhead at the Marine Museum all the way to Leif Erickson Park the Lakewalk is also the route of the Superior Hiking Trail. For current conditions on the SHT, check the website of the Superior Hiking Trail Association. It's going to be a late spring on the trail, with lovely muddy waterfalls lasting well into May. Stretch out your legs on Duluth's Lakewalk and get ready for hiking!