Things to do in Lincoln Park, Duluth
Lincoln Park, Duluth offers shopping, dining, and lots of things to do.
Visit the Lincoln Park Craft District for a truly authentic Duluth experience! This historic, industrial neighborhood has been reinvented by local entrepreneurs who showcase their handmade goods, handcrafted food and drink, and quality craftsmanship.
As a result, the Lincoln Park Craft District is Duluth’s new hot spot for shopping and dining! Duluth, MN is the first stop on many North Shore explorer’s lists. Canal Park is a popular place to explore Duluth’s unique finds and treasures. If you frequent the North Shore you have probably been there a number of times — too many, perhaps?
All the things you love about Duluth — the shops, restaurants, and old industrial charm — are in Lincoln Park too!
Things to do in Lincoln Park, Duluth
Lincoln Park, Duluth is a bustling new destination, reminiscent of the neighborhood 100 years previous. The neighborhood’s roots in entrepreneurship and the spirit of craftsmanship have been reinvented to appeal to both visitors and locals alike.
First, the stores on Main Street Lincoln Park are what make shopping in Duluth special, as there is no shortage of local, handcrafted, and trendy products!
Find something for everyone while shopping in the Lincoln Park Craft District. For instance, Frost River crafts classic canvas packs from purses to canoe bags. Duluth Pottery features some of the best ceramics and artwork in the area. Free Air Life Co. and DLH have everything the trendy explorer could ever want in their wardrobe, and so much more.
Some of the area’s best craftsmanship is displayed at the restaurants in Lincoln Park, Duluth, so there is no shortage of wonderful dining options! Relish in a delicious meal at places such as Corktown Deli or OMC Smokehouse for amazing smoked meats and deliciously creative menu items.
If you are vegan or gluten-free, there are restaurants in Lincoln Park that have delicious meal options for you! If you’re looking for a treat, don’t miss Love Creamery. They make their own ice cream in favorite and creative flavors and have a menu of items specifically for vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free ice cream lovers.
After lunch or dinner, the breweries in Lincoln Park are a must! Bent Paddle brews some of Duluth’s most popular beers and has a great outdoor and patio space often featuring live music. Want to sample some of the region’s best beer all in one place? Try the Duluth Tap Exchange’s unique self-serve model with 40 taps on deck. A little further down Superior Street brings you to Ursa Minor, Duluth Cider, and Wild State Cider. Some breweries even let you bring in food from neighboring restaurants!
There are also some great coffee shops in the area, one of which is home to the Duluth Folk School, where you can take classes ranging from slipper making to canoe building! The new Duluth Children’s Museum is also located in Lincoln Park, making it a wonderful diversion for families with kids.
Walking and biking in Lincoln Park
The Lincoln Park Craft district in Duluth is a perfect place to spend the day as a family! Walking and biking in Lincoln Park, Duluth is now easier than ever with the addition of a protected bike lane in the neighborhood (when there’s no snow on the ground). The neighborhood is bikeable for all ages and abilities along Superior Street. Here is a map of the Cross City Trail in Lincoln Park, Duluth.
Parks in Lincoln Park, Duluth
There is a great picnic area on the corner of Superior Street and 19th Avenue West to sit outside and enjoy local takeout.
There is also Lincoln Park the park in Duluth that is perfect for a picnic or short hike. The park features waterfalls, a pavilion, and 1.5 miles of walking trails along Miller Creek, some paved and some dirt.
Fun fact: Lincoln Park (the park itself) was home to Duluth’s first-ever playground!
Enger Tower Park is a short drive from Main Street Lincoln Park. Take Skyline Parkway to the hill that encompases Enger Tower Park for gorgeous views of the city of Duluth and harbor.
The centerpiece of the park is Enger Tower, which is a stone tower built in honor of Burt Enger. He was a furniture dealer from Lincoln Park who donated money for the park’s development.
There are also paved and unpaved walking trails, picnic tables, a pavilion, and a Japanese-style garden. Enger Tower Park is open seasonally.
How to get there during the I-35 construction in Duluth
The next time you come to Duluth, MN try something new and experience all that the Lincoln Park Craft District has to offer!
Throughout the foreseeable future, there will be highway construction taking place on I-35 near the Lincoln Park Craft District. Here are some resources to guide you to from I-35 to Lincoln Park during the construction phases.
The Twin Ports Interchange Project, also known as the “Can of Worms” interchange is an enormous project that will drastically improve traffic and safety through Duluth. This page has a plethora of information about the project including detour maps.
The City of Duluth road closures map is helpful if you’re looking for specific, local road closures due to the Twin Ports Interchange Project
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