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Chester Park, Duluth

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Chester Park is a neighborhood in Duluth, Minnesota, United States.8th Street, Kent Road, and Woodland Avenue are three of the main routes in the community.ParkChester Park also refers to a large park adjacent to the neighborhood, located on East Skyline Parkway. Chester Park straddles both sides of a wooded ravine that contains Chester Creek, one of 28 streams that flow through the city. It is a popular hiking spot. The ravine opens at the top into a wide, wooded, "bowl"-shaped valley known as Chester Bowl and contains a small lift served ski area, ski jumps, pond, soccer field and cross country ski trails.The parks ski jumps previously used to train Olympic ski jumpers were torn down in Aug. 2014 as safety hazards.Adjacent NeighborhoodsCongdon Park Hunter's Park East End / Endion Kenwood and East Hillside
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  • Great waterfalls, mountain bike, Xcountry SKi, downhill, playground, etc.. This little park gives access to the best trails and hiking in the area. HIghly recommend a visit if in town. WInter or Summe...  more »
  • While on a recent trip to Duluth, I joined two friends on a Sunday morning hike at Chester Park. The trail head was easily visible from the parking area and easy to follow. The wildflowers were lovely...  more »
  • This was our first stop on our trip to Duluth and it was amazing! Gorgeous paths (though some parts are definitely on the wild side) and views along the water. We loved it and would definitely visit a...  more »

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Canal Park and the downtown areas offer a full range of lodging, including tower hotels, national-chain motels, inns, and bed and breakfasts. For a more scenic stay, book accommodation with views of Lake Superior. Staying in Canal Park or downtown puts you within easy reach of numerous restaurants, shops, and attractions, but you should also consider bedding down in the historical area east of Chester Park. Many of the inns and bed and breakfasts here occupy turn-of-the-century mansions, and the neighborhood itself offers a quiet respite from busy downtown and Canal Park.
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