Sep 05

Congdon Park – Minnesota

Congdon Park Waterfall
I never would have thought it but Duluth is an outdoor persons playground.  Probably more of a summer thing.  But it is places like Congdon Park that really made it a fun vacation destination for my family and me.  A wonderful park in the city.  Where I could take my girls out for a little daddy/daughter’s adventure time.
Congdon Park
As many of the other areas around Duluth Congdon Park combines this magical recipe of scenic wonder into one spot.  Cooks up woodlands, canyons, and waterfalls into a family friendly hiking spot.  I found myself constantly wishing my hometown had places like Congdon Park.  Of course, I could do without the cold winters.  I guess you have to take the good with the bad.
There are two main trails at the park.  Both short in nature and suitable for able body people.  My five and two-year-old girls took the upper path.  It is a dirt trail that runs above the Tischer Creek.  It is a wooded trail that was a lot of fun.  We were on the lookout for wildflowers, butterflies, and waterfalls.  My eldest already came up with the moniker for us of Dirt Girl and Sandy Dad.  However, our sidekick did not have a nickname yet.  After stopping by and posing for a few pictures and throwing a few rocks into the stream.  She came up with Kid Pebble.  We are a dynamic trio.
Tischer Creek
The second trail runs along Tischer Creek.  Here is where you get the biggest bang for your time buck.   A very scenic trail.  This hike can be found by heading down the stairs located at the East Superior Street.  Heading down the trail and hiking along Tischer Creek was like taking an adventure down a remote gorge.  Except it is in the middle of the city.  The Tischer Creek hike was one the nicest, easiest, and shortest hikes I did on the whole trip.  The perfect trifecta.
Tischer Creek Waterfall
Congdon Park was a definite highlight of my trip.  After a couple of lackluster trips leading up to our trek to Minnesota.  We were feeling a little letdown in our vacation planning.  Minnesota was the perfect bounce back trip for us. Full of fun outdoor attractions that were easy on the wallet.  Congdon Park is just another great example of that.

To see our reviews of other Minnesota Attractions, click here
Dirt Girl, Sandy Dad, and Kid Pebble
Congdon Park
Located at 33rd Avenue East and Greysolon Street to St. Marie Street
Hours of Operation Dawn to Dusk
Cost as of this Posting: Free
For more information about Congdon Park visit their website at http://www.duluthmn.gov/parks/parks-listing/congdon-park/

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