Outdoor Adventures & Exploration
Grandma’s Marathon weekend falls each year near the start of summer in northern Minnesota, meaning there’s plenty of opprtunity for our participants and visitors to explore the natural beauty of the North Shore!
Take some time away from preparing for or recovering from your race to take in all our area has to offer in the great outdoors — we’ve got everything from iconic and scenic hiking trails to wonderful sightseeing, overlooks, and lake views.
History & Tours
Duluth was incorporated in 1857 and has long been known as one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes system, with shipping and the railroad still playing integral roles in the area’s economy.
Take time during your stay to learn the rich and unique history of the city, which includes the now infamous and sensationalized murder of Elizabeth Congdon at her lakeside estate (Glensheen Mansion) in 1977.
Recreation & Activity
Looking for a great night out during your your time in Duluth? We’ve got you covered on Friday and Saturday night of race weekend with great live music and entertainment at Bayfront Festival Park!
Past that, Duluth and the surrounding communities have plenty of fun options perfect for the whole family to make your race weekend experience memorable.
Make sure you pick up your Grandma’s Marathon merchandise on race weekend at Bayfront Festival Park, but there’s plenty of other places to bring a piece of Duluth home with you.
Check out some of our best local shopping options, and get your Christmas shopping done in June!