Saturday, April 9, 2011

Duluth's Glensheen Mansion

It was a beautiful spring day in Duluth today and Noelle and I decided to take advantage of it by getting out and enjoying the Lakewalk and the Glensheen Mansion.
Neither of us had ever been to Glensheen and so we were excited to check it out. It is currently owned by the University of Minnesota Duluth, but was once the home of Chester Congdon and his family. The tour, while expensive at $15 per person, was well done and interesting. It was also interesting to check out the grounds which include an old clay tennis court, gardens (not much going on there this time of the year), and the now landlocked boathouse.
Noelle boathouse

We also enjoyed the Lake Superior shoreline of the property and walked on interesting old stone bridge
Noelle bridge
to a cemetery that we've both noticed before from London Road. After our tour we went to the Pickwick for a delicious lunch, then walked the Lakewalk to the Lake Superior Maritime Museum. A pleasant way to spend an April afternoon.

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