How quickly the weather can change here in Minnesota. This #mnbucketlist stop is a perfect example of that. It was only a few short weeks ago that I was hiking through Chester Park in Duluth. A park that straddles both sides of a wooded ravine that contains Chester Creek, one of the 28 streams that flow through the city of Duluth. The ravine opens at the top into a wide, wooded, “bowl”-shaped valley known as Chester Bowl. Located between University of Minnesota, Duluth and St. Scholastica and right off Skyline Drive, Chester Bowl has 2.5 miles of hiking trails. I wasn’t there for the ski area, ski jumps, pond, or soccer field but they are there. The parks ski jumps were previously used to train Olympic ski jumpers but were torn down in August of 2014 as they were deemed safety hazards. I came to hike, take in the leaves changing, and to explore Chester Creek. Have you had a chance to check out this park? Any other Duluth must-see’s that are your favorites?
Parks & Geology / Sunday, November 12th, 2017