Colder temperatures, yet no snow or ice, can make it more difficult to find an outdoor activity. But the Duluth Experience still has some spots they enjoy to hike. Today we are on the Western Waterfront Trail.
Kris McNeal, Co-Owner The Duluth Experience, said "It's about 5 miles long, and it kind of follows the inlets of the river here. And beautiful, tons of species of wildlife in the summertime."
The gravel trail is plenty wide and is open to hikers and bikers..
"You can use this trail year-round. It's also great bike along when the conditions aren't that great in the fall or early winter for mountain biking on the single track trails." said McNeal.
The Western Waterfront Trail is not one you'll get lost on either. It conveniently loops around and connects with the Munger Trail.
McNeal said, "It will go all the way down to Riverside Drive, and then you kind of hike up, and then it connects to Munger and back, so that's kind of a nice little loop."
It's a beautiful part of Duluth, located right alongside the largest fresh water estuary in the world. And there are some plans in the works to expand the trail systems near the river.
"There's talks of redoing the rail line and actually expanding some of these on shore trails, you know, off the Munger trail here, way further up the river to increase recreational activities out here." said McNeal.
McNeal said, "And then right over there is the campground, that's a little kayak launch down there, then they've got a whole fishing pier over there."
It was nice to get outside and start to work off some of those turkey pounds.
"It's great to get outside during the holiday and burn off those calories after you stuff your face all weekend." says McNeal.
According to the C-D-C, adults need two and a half hours of moderate activity each week to see health benefits. The Western Waterfront Trail loop would get you about half way there!