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Posted: 7/18/2010 4:29:58 PM EST
Hey Boys! Heading from Illinois up to Leech Lake to spend a week fishing next week. First time the family and I have been there....We're driving North up to Duluth and then across.....Can you guys think of any kewl places we should look to stop and check out....Thanks for the guidance!


sniper-medic
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:39:43 PM EST
Stop at Reed's sporting goods in Walker.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 4:42:01 PM EST
If your gonna stop in Duluth eat at the Pickwik resturant, great place,
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 5:08:56 PM EST
If you're in Duluth, check out Canal Park and the museum...worth the hour or so to see it.
Link Posted: 7/18/2010 5:51:46 PM EST
Originally Posted By Halfast_Medic:
If you're in Duluth, check out Canal Park and the museum...worth the hour or so to see it.


The ore freighter is a good visit.

You can also grab a decent burger at the rotating restaurant at the top of the Radison.

Link Posted: 7/18/2010 7:10:26 PM EST
+1 for stopping in Duluth

The whole north shore from Duluth on up is pretty spectacular IMO. If you can, stop by Gooseberry falls or Split Rock light house.

Split Rock




The view from the lighthouse



This goober at the falls last year. This is just one part of the falls



Link Posted: 7/18/2010 11:49:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/18/2010 11:50:29 PM EST by Husky79]
In duluth in Canal Park on Lake ave, stop and eat at Grandma's! also up the hill on I-35 south of Duluth, take a ride on the Spirit Mountain's newest attraction, Timber Twister! More Pics and discussion here
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:55:36 AM EST
I'd stop at Tobies in Hinckley for some caramel or cinnamon rolls.

http://www.tobies.com/
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:05:36 PM EST
You could always stop at Itasca state park...not sure how far out of the way it is? No offense to whoever said Reed's but most of their gun stuff is overpriced. Pretty much the only thing worth doing in Walker is going to Benson's for pizza (awesome pizza)
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 5:45:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Jakezor:
I'd stop at Tobies in Hinckley for some caramel or cinnamon rolls.

http://www.tobies.com/


Oh, yeah...forgot about Tobies. I think it's a misdemeanor if you don't stop...
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 6:09:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By nicojh:
You could always stop at Itasca state park...not sure how far out of the way it is? No offense to whoever said Reed's but most of their gun stuff is overpriced. Pretty much the only thing worth doing in Walker is going to Benson's for pizza (awesome pizza)


agreed, and Matty's they got the best sunfish and beer battered fries! oh yummy! Had Matty's last night here in Brainerd.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 7:42:37 PM EST
Cool. I love Leech Lake. Walleye or Musky? Will you be fishing guided or unguided? It's a pretty damn big lake, so I'd suggest at least hiring a guide on the first day to take you out, show you some areas to fish, or else it can be kind of overwhelming because there are so many options.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 10:27:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By NoStockBikes:
Cool. I love Leech Lake. Walleye or Musky? Will you be fishing guided or unguided? It's a pretty damn big lake, so I'd suggest at least hiring a guide on the first day to take you out, show you some areas to fish, or else it can be kind of overwhelming because there are so many options.


Yup I agree with you, otherwise cruising the lake finding spots all day and then the gps dies... half fuel left since left the launch... Its getting dark soon... now what? lol
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 1:01:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By nicojh:
You could always stop at Itasca state park...not sure how far out of the way it is? No offense to whoever said Reed's but most of their gun stuff is overpriced. Pretty much the only thing worth doing in Walker is going to Benson's for pizza (awesome pizza)


+1 for Benson's, some of the best pizza I've had.

Itasca's about an hour from Walker, IIRC. Been a few years since I made that trip.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:53:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 5:01:00 AM EST by nicojh]
Originally Posted By sjuhockey10:
Originally Posted By nicojh:
You could always stop at Itasca state park...not sure how far out of the way it is? No offense to whoever said Reed's but most of their gun stuff is overpriced. Pretty much the only thing worth doing in Walker is going to Benson's for pizza (awesome pizza)


+1 for Benson's, some of the best pizza I've had.

Itasca's about an hour from Walker, IIRC. Been a few years since I made that trip.


Yea its about an hour depends on wether you take the back scenic roads or the highway. I ment if he was going straight to Duluth i didnt know how far out of the way it was. OP you could always run over to Akeley and see Paul Bunyan If your near Akeley definitely go to the Stompin Grounds...They have awesome burgers...and awesome everything else I use to ride 4 wheeler there quite a bit.

ETA: If you want to make the drive to Dorset (about 25 miles or so from Walker) i would HIGHLY recommend Companero's...best mexican food ever!


Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:59:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/20/2010 5:30:08 AM EST by firemedic5586]
What was posted above, pluss more of the tourist stuff.

Jay Cook State Park
Carlton

Enger Tower Duluth

Vista Fleet

S.S. Meteor Superior WI

Gas Station Cloquet

Sense you are an ARFCOM member if you DO NOT stop here to look around and or drool you will have to forfit your man card for life.

Puglisi Gun Emporium Duluth. BTW Tell Jason I sent you.

Places to Eat

We have a few local places to eat that will be on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

Gordy's HI-Hat

Anchor Bar Superior WI

I live in Cloquet 20 Miles S of Duluth. The Anchor is an AWSOME place to get a burger!!! If you want anymore intel on the area, drop me a PM. I would be more then happy to help you out.



Link Posted: 7/20/2010 11:35:37 AM EST
If you are coming through Grand Rapids, Glen's Army Navy has guns and ammo, as does L&M supply.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 12:20:10 PM EST
If you get a chance check out the Tower/Soudan underground mine park. It's a helluva ride.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 2:06:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By nicojh:
You could always stop at Itasca state park...not sure how far out of the way it is? No offense to whoever said Reed's but most of their gun stuff is overpriced. Pretty much the only thing worth doing in Walker is going to Benson's for pizza (awesome pizza)


I agree that everything gun related is overpriced, but it's still fun to look.
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 4:43:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By Weasel_Master:
Originally Posted By nicojh:
You could always stop at Itasca state park...not sure how far out of the way it is? No offense to whoever said Reed's but most of their gun stuff is overpriced. Pretty much the only thing worth doing in Walker is going to Benson's for pizza (awesome pizza)


I agree that everything gun related is overpriced, but it's still fun to look.


If your bored they definitely have lots of stuff to look at. Iv only been in there once since they moved everything around but i know they have a shit ton of clothes and fishing stuff
Link Posted: 7/20/2010 6:23:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Halfast_Medic:
Originally Posted By Jakezor:
I'd stop at Tobies in Hinckley for some caramel or cinnamon rolls.

http://www.tobies.com/


Oh, yeah...forgot about Tobies. I think it's a misdemeanor if you don't stop...


Meh, Tobie's isn't what it used to be 30 years ago. There are much better mom and pop bakeries in the various small towns to stop in along the way.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 1:06:51 PM EST
Thanks guys for all the input...I talked to the wife and I think we're gonna stop by Duluth for awhile....Gonna grab a burger at the Anchor Bar and check out some other sights....
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