Seven Bridges Road
Seven Bridges Road runs from Hawk Ridge to London Road along Amity Creek.
Samuel Snively built the original drive and wooden bridges at his own expense around 1900.
The stone bridges were built after he gave the land as a park.
Later as mayor of Duluth, Snively encouraged the construction of many more miles of Skyline Parkway
Skyline Parkway Scenic Byway
Skyline Parkway is one of Duluth's treasures,
showcasing the city from north to south
while providing great views
of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River Bay
The Skyline Drive is Duluth's Scenic Byway,
stretching 25 miles
from Spirit Mountain (SW) to Seven Bridges Road (NE).
Wild Ricing Moon
Wild Ricing Moon
89-foot high outdoor sculpture
adjacent to the Swenson Science Building
makes reference to elements of Duluth's surrounding native American Ojibwe culture.
The sculpture was designed by John David Mooney
and is called "Wild Ricing Moon"
and represents the traditional wild rice harvest.
The sculpture is at the University of Minnesota, Duluth
Duluth Minnesota -
& over the 2.78 mile Interstate 535 bridge
is Superior, Wisconsin
Twin Ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin
are located at the western end of Lake Superior
is considered the largest freshwater port in the world
ranks as the 19th-busiest port in the country overall
The combined urban population of Duluth and its adjacent area communities
pictured in the left section of the photo
the long, narrow sand spit that extends out from the Canal Park
The Point separates Lake Superior from Superior Bay and the Duluth Harbor Basin
approximately 7 miles in length,
and when included with adjacent Wisconsin Point,
which extends 3 miles out from the city of Superior, Wisconsin,
largest freshwater sand spit in the world at a total of 10 miles
sightseeing on the Duluth Superior Harbor harbor cruise
Basically it was a bunch of MN ADV riders that put together a route
from southern MN border to northern MN border,
they have to two routes,
one in eastern MN
and one in central MN.
each route is about 600 miles so over 1200 miles if you take one and follow the other back.
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World class inland seaport
A "must see" when in Duluth.
Deck dining and watching ships pass
under the famed Aerial Lift Bridge
and the Duluth harbor entry
Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth began life as an aerial transfer bridge,
an extremely rare type
inspired by the only other such structure in the world
a suspended car bridge at Rouen, France
Boat Arrivals and Departures - Duluth/Superior
The bridge operation is primarily through electric power
There are two 450 ton concrete block weights on each end,
lifted by electronic pulleys to raise and lower the bridge.
How the Aerial Lift Bridge Works
Top 20 Duluth Attractions
Watch ships pass under the famed Aerial Lift Bridge
I watched the Wagenborg (600 foot class ship)
as I had a cheeseburger, fries & coffee at Grandma's
From the Twin Cities
about 2.5 hours for the 150 miles
up I-35 to Duluth
Diners Drive in's and Dives.
If you are a foodie,
Duluth is the place for you
My favorite the Duluth Grill was one of five local restaurants
visited by crews from the Food Network program
Sara's Table/Chester Creek Cafe,
Superior's Anchor Bar
& Northern Waters Smokehaus,
A mile north of Duluth Grill
is Aerostich Rider Warehouse
A few blocks from the Duluth Grill is
Lake Superior Brewing Co
Dale Klienschmidt, Head Brewer
Minnesota State Highway 210 runs through Jay Cooke State Park
MN 210 is 228 miles in length and runs from North Dakota Highway 210 (ND 210) at the North Dakota state line continues east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with MN 23 in Duluth
9 miles of the route between Carlton and Highway 23
which include the park
are designated the Rushing Rapids Parkway,
a state scenic byway
Jay Cooke State Park
protecting the lower reaches of the St. Louis River
The park is located about 10 miles southwest of Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota & Superior, Wisconsin area
rank near the Top of Places to Visit in the Midwest
The western half of the park contains part of a rocky, 13-mile gorge.
This was a major barrier to Native Americans and early Europeans traveling by canoe,
which they bypassed with the challenging Grand Portage of the St. Louis River
In the major floods of June 2012,
Wiped out parts of HWY 210,
Jay Cooke State Park Swinging Bridge
and parts of Duluth's Skyline Drive
Highway 210 and Swinging Bridge are open!
Minnesota's waters flow outward in three directions:
north to Hudson Bay in Canada,
east to the Atlantic Ocean,
& south to the Gulf of Mexico
Jay Cooke State Park
Structure Width: 1,600 Foot Main Structure, 473 Foot Wide Spillway
River Elevation (Pool): 1,069 Feet
River Elevation (Outflow): 1,051 Feet
Water Fall: 18 Feet
Hydro Power: 70-Megawatts
Date Built: 1907
Thomson Dam created Thomson Lake,
a reservoir supplying water via a three-mile canal and pipeline system
to the Thomson Hydroelectric Station, the state's largest hydro facility
- GAS STOP -
The Trans Minnesota Adveture Trail
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Holyoke High Bridge
over the Net River
There is no end of great trail riding
and 50 miles north the Twin Cities suburbs
CLICKY: The DNR lists a total of 40 riding areas currently available in Minnesota
MN Nemadji State Forest
The Trans Minnesota Adventure Trail
Could be divided into these sections:
deep woods of the north,
the trails & the bogs including the Gandy Dancer,
Twins Cities area,
the bluffs in the south
MN Nemadji State Forest
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Jim - this is awesome work... thanks, really enjoying this.
Need to round up you, Rocklym and Cannonshot here soon.
Go soothingly through the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.
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A wonderful journey and what a great way to showcase an adventure state. I hope to see this and / or the Trans-Wisconsin in the GS Giant mix.
Thank You for sharing !!!
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These are absolutely wonderful!
Great photos Jim! I skipped the Gandy Dancer when I did the route, guess I have a reason to go back!
Great stuff!! Thanks. I hope some of these routes are part of the Gypsy Tour this summer.
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