Discover Duluth Redux: Chambers Grove, Vol. I & IIThe magnificent views of the river and the rolling hills that surround Fond du Lac's Chambers Grove are at least worthy of a pit stop on your way to nearby Jay Cooke State Park.
By: Matthew R. Perrine, Budgeteer News
Originally published Oct. 6, 2008, on DuluthBudgeteer.com.
Chambers Grove is, quite literally, out there.
Nestled between the St. Louis River and the intersection of highways 23 and 210 in Fond du Lac, the park isn’t exactly a gas-friendly choice for casual picnickers who reside downtown (or further east); but its magnificent views of the river and the rolling hills that surround it are at least worthy of a pit stop on your way to nearby Jay Cooke State Park.
Also worth your time are the myriad facilities that are “MIA” in its closer-to-downtown counterparts: a covered picnic pavilion (complete with numerous tables and a fireplace), swings to keep the young ones entertained and, to the delight of my fellow Mountain Dew guzzlers, working bathrooms that aren’t just holes in the ground.
But these are just added bonuses. The highlight of Chambers Grove is its riverwalk, which, at least was the case when I visited last week, is adorned by a veritable army of honkers.
So, if you ever find yourself at Duluth’s westernmost city limits, consider a relaxing stroll at this oft-overlooked oasis of tranquility.
“Discover Duluth” is an ongoing photo essay series by Matthew R. Perrine that highlights points of interest in and around the region. For more photos from this set, click on the accompanying photo galleries.