Enjoy a paddling experience on our nation’s largest freshwater estuary, right here in Duluth!

The St. Louis River Estuary is now a National Water Trail.

To explore the river with your canoe or kayak (or rent one), please contact the Spirit Lake Marina for information on LSMR’s Choo-Choo Paddle Service.  

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Ride the train along the water’s edge. Hear our narration of the area while your paddle boats wait for you to jump in and paddle back to your cars.

Contact one of our partners for more details.

Enjoy our drone video and experience the St. Louis River Estuary from the most scenic train trip in northern Minnesota

Spirit Lake Marina & RV

You can rent and or bring your own boat. They also have boat slips and RV camping available.

Day Tripper of Duluth

This is a guided tour company with many offerings in the area for paddling, hiking, and biking to mention just a few.

When you have seen the big lake (Lake Superior) and the Aerial Lift Bridge, head out to western Duluth for the hidden gem, a near BWCA experience, right within the city limits of Duluth. Experience it today!