How to Enjoy Your Perfect Afternoon in Duluth Minnesota

It was a perfect, sunny afternoon and the temperature in Duluth Minnesota was near 80 degrees.  On a free afternoon, the Innkeepers decided to act as if they were tourists and enjoy time in Canal Park near Lake Superior. 

The structure known as the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth MN with blue sky and white clouds in background

The Aerial Lift Bridge over Lake Superior in Duluth Minnesota

After easing into a very convenient parking spot and easily prepaying the small fee to park, we walked over by the shipping canal and took in the sunlight, breezes and the waves of the big lake.  The Army Corp of Engineers, the Duluth Airport, the Duluth Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard were participating in a rescue training exercise.  There were fire trucks heading to Park Point and we watched the new Fire Boat make its way through the canal and then headed out into the lake towards the small plane airport on the end of the point.  It was good to know it was just a drill and nothing seriously wrong.

Vikre Distillery in Duluth MN Canal Park

Vikre Distillery is a perfect place to spend some time on an afternoon in Duluth MN

It didn’t take us long to find Vikre Distillery where we enjoyed a bit of spirits and relaxed in the comfortable lounging area.  The gentlemen behind the bar were so friendly and knowledgeable about their craft and quickly make us a cocktail designed just to our taste and liking.  We chatted with a couple from Owatonna, MN who were visiting Duluth on their honeymoon.  We shared our suggestions for attractions and dining during the rest of their stay in our gorgeous city.  

We were off for more walking through Canal Park and ended up on the outdoor upper deck of Grandma’s Restaurant where we enjoyed an early dinner.  The food was delicious, the view perfect and the weather couldn’t have been better.

Fish and chips from Grandma's Restaurant in Canal Park

Innkeeper Jim enjoyed fish and chips!

Turkey club sandwich and fries

Turkey club sandwich on wild rice cranberry bread was Innkeeper Joy’s dinner










After our relaxing dinner, we walked through a few shops that were intriguing and checked out ideas to give our guests.  We will help you find the best places to eat and drink and explore when you are in Duluth for your vacation, honeymoon, anniversary or romantic getaway.  We highly recommend you schedule an activity with as they offer 5 star experiences including kayaking, bike tours, brewery tours, history tours and sightseeing tours.  Their new Axes and Ales Experience sounds delightful and their Spirits and Ciders Experience includes Vikre Distillery!

Our Inn is the perfect place to relax after a full day of sightseeing and activities.  We are located on a secluded dead end street and Oregon Creek flows on the side of our property.  Our historic property is situated in the historic neighborhood among many mansions and is away from all the hustle and bustle of Canal Park but just minutes away.

We would love to be your hosts on your next Duluth getaway!

Jim and Joy Fischer
The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast

1 thought on “How to Enjoy Your Perfect Afternoon in Duluth Minnesota

  1. Wonderful stay for 3 days. Jim and Joy were the perfect hosts. Had the superior suite, very spacious, comfortable, had the feeling of being at home, away from home. Very quiet neighborhood among other mansions of the day. Breakfasts were varied and very delicious! Was looking for a quiet and relaxing retreat for 3 days and found it here. Do not hesitate to book, you will not regret it.

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