Pedestrians and bicyclists can now use a paved trail through Kitchi Gammi Park, otherwise known as Brighton Beach. The new section of trail is an extension of the Lakewalk which connects to U.S. Bicycle Route 41 which follows Scenic Highway 61 from Duluth to Two Harbors.

Motor vehicle access to the park, including parking, will not be restored until the road reconstruction project is completed in the spring of 2023. The trail will be the only access to the park until then.

Drivers are asked to park vehicles near the sky-blue tourist information hut near Lester Park or at the public lot. Parking is not permitted in front of the trail gates or along London Road.

Brighton Beach will close entirely in the spring of 2022 due to shoreline restoration, construction and the installation of new park amenities.

Due to short and long-term closures for construction, no events, programming, or reservations will be scheduled at Brighton Beach until spring of 2023 at the earliest.

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Information on the park project can be found on the Duluth Parks and Recreation website.