Duluth is on Par with several other outdoor cities such as Santa Fe, NM and Bellevue, WA. There are more than 3264 acres of parks and even rock climbing within the main thoroughfare.  

Most travelers are not equipped to swim 60 hours across the lake like Jim Dreyer, but there is an opportunity to do almost anything else outside. Lake Superior, rivers, hillsides, and forests provide a natural setting and arenas for active travelers.

Golf is widely available throughout Duluth. Enger Park, Lester Park, and Nemadji are some of the city's 27 courses. The majority are master planned and of the championship level.

Visitors who do not quite care to swing golf clubs may prefer a bike tour. Due to the steep incline of the city, many bike tours provide a complete downhill trail. Not only does this require less energy on part of the biker, but it is a real adrenaline rush.

With all the water around, it is only a matter of time before most visitors are tempted to ride the waves. Kayaking, canoeing, and sailboating are common activities in Duluth. Smaller lakes and rivers that feed into Lake Superior are usually the preferred setting for leisure, aquatic sports.