Gooseberry Falls

6 Must-See Waterfalls

Lester River – Duluth, MN (16.8 mi) Located in Duluth, Minnesota at 61st Avenue East and Superior Street, the Lester Park River is the perfect place to spend an afternoon walking the trails, having a picnic and taking in natures beauty without having to drive up the North Shore. Tischer Creek – Duluth, MN (19.6 mi)   Tischer Creek, which is located within Congdon Park, offers visitors the opportunity to experience its waterfalls either on the trails alongside the creek or up above...


Bringing Positive Energy to the Outdoors

Bringing Positive Energy to the Outdoors Positive Energy Outdoors is a 501(C) non-profit group, dedicated to encouraging people to expend energy in positive ways. Their efforts keep people moving even in the winter, when nature and people normally slow down. If you are staying at Larsmont Cottages and go on one of their sled dog adventures, you will soon be gliding across vast white vistas while helping others get moving as well. “All the public programming, whether it is going dog sledding,...


Indoor Fun at Larsmont

Indoor Fun at Larsmont Sometimes on vacation we want to cram as much back-to-back excitement into every moment as we can. We go from site to site, taking a route that fills as many squares on our bucket list as possible. But, sometimes we just want to relax, sit back, and take in our surroundings. That’s why Larsmont offers calm, simple activities that bring people together. “We sometimes do balloon artistry,” said Rachel Pritchard at Larsmont. “The balloon artist comes and makes figure...


Knife River Beach: The Stealth Beach

When you are staying at Larsmont you have beach access at your doorsteps, with amenities like the sauna and massage cottage feet from the lake. Still, there are other beaches near Larsmont with their own unique features and charms. One particularly great beach is within biking distance of Larsmont. Knife River Beach has a lot of natural features and other curiosities in a small package. This beach is only 3 miles from Larsmont and is one of the area’s best-kept secrets. The path to it is...


Castle Danger Brewery: Past Meets Present And You Get To Drink Beer

The story of beer is the story of America. Our country began as a nation of small brewers, and countless colonists brewed their own on the farm or at home. During the years after World War 2, large industrial breweries displaced most of their smaller rivals. But over the past ten years, microbreweries have exploded again, bringing a resurgence in both small-time entrepreneurship and creative flavors. Castle Danger is a new brewery just over ten minutes from Larsmont. The big red building by the...


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Massages at Larsmont

Have you ever eaten something and said if it only had a certain ingredient it would be perfect? This could be a cherry on a sundae or the wine that goes perfectly with the pasta. Getting a massage at Larsmont Cottages can be an experience that tops off an already great weekend at the resort. “Some make an appointment when they book their room. Sometimes they are here and say ‘do you have any availability tomorrow’ and we are often able to schedule an appointment for the next...


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Relaxing with Water, Earth, Air, and Fire

Chemistry students in ancient Greece had it easy. They only had four elements on their periodic table to learn–water, earth, air, and fire. Their less-than-accurate description of nature was probably the result of not having particle colliders or even Wikipedia. Although this model is flawed, it can be used to characterize the types of amenities offered at Larsmont Cottages. Here we offer relaxation through all four elements. Water Let’s start with the most obvious...


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Hot Tubs, Fires, and Saunas: Warming Up In Winter

Even on the coldest day of winter, you can enjoy being outside by the icy waters of Lake Superior. That’s right. With proper preparation, you can be in the winter wonderland and bask in warmness at the same time. One place to do this is Larsmont Cottages. Let Larsmont’s own Garrett Erickson be your guide. “I like to be a liaison and promote hot tubs and saunaing in general,” said Garrett. This ambassador of heat has built many of his own saunas. He is just the person to...


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A Perfect North Shore MLK Weekend

  Are you looking for a great destination for your Martin Luther King weekend vacation? Look no further: Larsmont Cottages is where you want to be. In addition to superior accommodations we’ve got a great variety of family friendly activities at the resort.     Sledding hill (sleds provided) Snowshoeing (complimentary snowshoe rental for guests) Campfires & s’mores Snow toys and outdoor games Kid’s Crafts and Mystery Crafts Sunday Morning Yoga Outdoor Hot...


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Ancient Relaxation

Sauna and Hot Tub Near the Lake “Life without sauna,” former Finnish prime minister Urho Kekkonen once said, “seems to me impossible.” And while some go for years without this experience, we more or less agree. A life without a little sauna in it is not quite complete. What is a sauna? Those of you who grew up in Northern Minnesota already know, but for the uninitiated, it’s a wooden room where you go to experience the deepest relaxation of your life. The room is heated to preference,...