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For those travelers who love and appreciate the out-of-doors, rich history, and breathtaking panoramas, Duluth is a city not to be missed. Nestled at the western tip of Lake Superior, Duluth offers the best of everything--and with only 86,000 residents, Duluth is a comfortable place to take a deep breath.
Travelers who are not accustomed to deep freezes should foremost be aware of the Winter months. Snow often covers Duluth from December until early March.
The city is located on a steep 600 ft incline and a 1,000 ft incline into Lake Superior at the border. This facilitates a upslope snow effect from the lake. More than a foot of snow can accumulate in the city.
Make sure that rental car has an Engine block heater. Pack lip balm and anything that will keep your body from becoming frost bitten. Layers upon layers of clothing are the local fashion trend.
The summers remain quite cool, especially near the lake. Average coastal temperatures are 50 º F and the inland areas hover around 70 º. Outdoor enthusisast should pack plenty of bug spray or insect repellant in the Summer. Mosquitos and black flies can be a real nuisance.
Paradoxically, just as many travelers flock to Duluth during the winter as they do in the summer. Duluth is a winter wonderland of icicles and dusty snow. This encourages avid cross country skiing, ice skating, and other outdoor sports.
The summer is ideal for most nautical activities such as kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. Rock climbing and hiking are also popular summer sports.