Summer Adventure Series: Duluth and Lake Superior

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Summer has officially come to a close and it is time for me to share our very last summer adventure. I didn't know how we were going to top the others, but I think we pulled it off. We had a family reunion the other weekend, about 2 hours away, up north. We told the kids that we were going to that. What they didn't know was that we had booked a hotel room at a water-park on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth!

Summer Adventure Series: Duluth and Lake Superior! Surprise trip to Lake Superior and a room at the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark in Duluth!
That's right! We packed up the kids and hit the road first thing in the morning! We even made it extra special by getting donuts and strawberry milk for breakfast. The kids were over the moon.

We stopped for gas in a small town called Rush City and apparently, they have the World's Largest Walleye, so we had to stop and take the obligatory, touristy family photo!

Obligatory, touristy family photo with the World's Largest Walleye in Rush City!
And then, of course, there was this gem!
A real-life family photo with the World's Largest Walleye in Rush City! This one shows my families true colors!

Our family reunion was out in the country. Man, I love being out in the country. Everything is so beautiful and peaceful, but to be honest, my husband and I were itchin' to get up to our real destination!
Everything is so beautiful and peaceful out in the country. After we had lunch with the family, it was only a 45 minute drive to our hotel on Lake Superior. We stayed at the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark in Duluth and as soon as we arrived, we knew we'd be happy.

Check-in was quick and easy. The gave us a welcome packet with our wristbands, coupons and tokens for BOGO drinks at the bar and coffee shop! They also had a cute welcome in the room for us! Way to win a mama over!
The lovely view and hotel room at the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark in Duluth!
I was, seriously, blown away by the view from our hotel room. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, then you already got a sneak peek, but man, is it gorgeous!
The view from our balcony at the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark in Duluth!
Of course, the kids couldn't wait to hit that waterpark! We couldn't either, so this is where we spent most of our night! It is a pretty sweet indoor waterpark.
Our favorite parts of the indoor waterpark at the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark in Duluth! The next morning, after enjoying the breakfast buffet, we  checked out of our hotel room and headed down to Canal Park. Lake Superior at Canal Park in Duluth! Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?

It was a partly cloudy, windy and chilly day, but we still made the most of it.

My son tried to be Thor and move a giant anchor.
Pulling up anchor at Canal Park in Duluth
I also made them pose for another obligatory, touristy family photo!
The family on Lake Superior at Canal Park in Duluth
All I know is that we all felt it on Lake Superior. We all felt the wonder, the power, the peace and the freedom that such a beautiful place can provide!
We all felt it at Lake Superior in Duluth
I, truly, from the bottom of my heart, loved this trip. I don't think that I have ever soaked in tranquility like I did at Lake Superior. I mean, come on, how could you not?!
Tranquility on Lake Superior in Duluth There you have it! Our final summer adventure to Duluth and Lake Superior. I hope that you have enjoyed sharing in our adventures and I also hope that you found some local adventures of you own! [Tweet “Our final summer #adventure to Duluth and #LakeSuperior. I hope you've enjoyed the ride!”]

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21 thoughts on “Summer Adventure Series: Duluth and Lake Superior”

  1. Looked like the perfect trip and we are in the process of booking a stay for possibly Columbus Day weekend at our local indoor water park. So, seeing this made me smile thinking about what is to come here now 🙂

    • It was a great trip! Although, I wish it could have been a little longer! This was our first indoor water park experience and we LOVED it!

  2. Looks like you guys had an amazing trip and the fist picture still has me dying lol. So glad you guys got to enjoy one last summer adventure!

    • We had a blast! Oh man, I was dying when I edited that fish picture! So funny!

  3. Fun photos looked like you all had great fun heheh! thanks for sharing 🙂

    Have a traveltastic week 🙂

    • We did have a great time! Thanks for stopping by, Steve!

  4. This makes me SO happy. I had to have that last hurrah of summer too! It was really important (and expensive) but mostly important and worth it.
    I love the photos of your family just having fun and being themselves.
    You HAVE to come visit us someday!

    • This one was spontaneous and expensive too, but I am so glad we did it. We all needed a fun-filled experience together! I love seeing your family’s pictures too and I can only image the fun that we would all have together! I swear, we will make it happen!

  5. Lovely photos especially the one where your husband feeds your daughter to the massive fish =P

    And I follow the dont feed the seagulls rule religiously!

    • Isn’t that picture AWESOME?! I love it.

      Definitely, DO NOT feed the seagulls! They are ravenous man!

  6. Fantastic photos, looks like you all had a great time! Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

    • We really did have a fun and amazing time!

  7. Wow! What an awesome trip! I love the photos – how fun!

    That towel elephant and the hotel goodies blew me away. That’s service!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

    • They really did treat us so well! What a nice experience!

    • It really was a great way to end summer!

  8. It’s always good to see pictures of Duluth. I lived for there for 6 years. It’s great in the summer, but look out in the winter.

    • Duluth and Lake Superior is so beautiful!

  9. I loved the walleye pictures! You guys have so many fun indoor stuff up their. I want to visit one day. It looks like you had a great time!

    • You should! Come see us! We have to have indoor stuff because of our winters, LOL!

  10. That walleye creeps me out! Lake Superior is the only Great Lake I have not seen in person. I have big plans for a Mackinac Island and UP trip. One of these days I will get to see it!


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