4 Snowshoe Spots Worth Exploring


There is a sense of peacefulness to being outdoors in winter. Soft snow casts its hush over the woods so that you can hear your own breath. All is still, except for the occasional rabbit darting by or bird wheeling overhead. It’s beautiful and somber all at the same time.

We rent snowshoes free to all our guests, and if you’re not staying with us you can rent them at Ski Hut in Duluth.

Here are a few of our favorite places to go. Please be considerate and don’t snowshoe on cross-country ski trails—it ruins the trails.

Larsmont Cottages

If you’re our guest, you’re already here, and there’s plenty of lakeshores to explore on the greatest of Great Lakes.

In Duluth

Park Point
Park Point, across the Aerial Lift Bridge, is a beautiful, sandy beach in summer, filled with families and dogs. But during the winter, it’s got a feel all its own. The coldest waves create incredible natural ice sculptures along the shore which can vary from looking like sheets of crumbled glass to smoothly carved blue ice.

Lester Park
The frozen river cuts a deep gorge through the park with imposing cliffs and beautiful overhanging tree boughs. A big park surrounded by trees and a golf course provides plenty of room to roam.

On The North Shore

Wolf Rock
The North Shore provides some astonishingly beautiful views, and a great workout if you’re up for it! Climb up Wolf Rock, near Castle Danger just to the north of Larsmont, for a birds-eye view of the snow-covered forest.

Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock Lighthouse State Parks
You will need a park pass for this one, but you’ll also experience a new angle on the falls and the lighthouse. If you’ve seen the park in summer, you already know how beautiful the massive waterfall and impressive lighthouse are, but there’s a whole new flavor to seeing it with a fresh coat of pure winter snow.