The Western Waterfront Trail offers nearly five miles of waterfront accessible to all. As you amble about this 8-foot wide level, graveled pathway, you will likely note of some of the 270+ bird species or aquatic mammals along the banks of the St. Louis River estuary. Several marsh habitats along nine miles of shoreline make this a gem in the park system of Duluth. This trail was designed specifically to provide non-motorized access on an old railroad right-of-way, on a route that provided service between Duluth and St Paul in the late 1800′s.
The trail today links the Riverside neighborhood to the Lake Superior Zoo, and nearby is the Willard Munger State Trail, a paved pathway that links this area to Jay Cooke State Park and other communities south of Duluth.