Quality of Life

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Duluthians enjoy a high quality of life in a vibrant city that boasts the best tasting water and spectacular landscape from multiple vantage points. Enthusiasts have easy access to over 160 miles of hiking and biking trails, inspirational arts and entertainment performances, a mix of niche and nationally recognized retailers and diverse culinary options.

Duluth is home to the annual week long Home Grown Music Festival, hosts over 200,000 visitors who line the harbor to view the Tall Ships, and welcomes over 200,000 people who come to bask in the holiday spirit of Bentleyville and 3 million creatively displayed LED lights every winter. The numerous outdoor music and art festivals attract individuals of all ages.

Duluth offers recreation and quality living that appeals to all demographics from young professionals seeking their first job to active retirees seeking amenities suited for year round activity. There is no shortage of mountain biking, cross country skiing, hiking, paddle boarding, birding or fishing for the adventurous soul.

The best highlights of Duluth can also be found on the Destination Duluth website.  

Hear more from Mayor Don Ness about the state of the Zenith city and the future of economic development in Duluth: