I once saw a poster for an event that was being held at the “Corner of the Lake.” I had never before heard of that location in Duluth.
It seems obvious now, especially when looking at a map of Lake Superior.
It is where the Lakewalk bends away from Canal Park and toward Leif Erikson Park (or vice versa).
There is something magical about this unique geographical location. It is the exact western-most corner of the world’s largest freshwater lake.
Recently, after a walk from Canal Park to Leif Erikson and back, Daley was drawn to this location and asked if we could go down to the beach to play.
So we did.
We picnicked in the wooden cribbing that washed up years ago (for an interesting read on its history, check out Zenith City’s post).
Finley and I searched for beach glass, a casual pastime that has become a bit of an addiction (thanks, Dani, for sharing your knowledge and tips).
In classic Finley-style, she explored the frigid lake water, making water handprints on the boulders. Brrr…
Daley, also true to his nature, began collecting driftwood logs to build a structure with his dad. Before long, it became a community event when several other kids joined the fun.
Seemed appropriate that this spot would bring together the community as it connects Duluth to the rest of Lake Superior. Being the western-most beach, it is both a beginning and an end, depending on which way the wind blows.
Have you ever spent time at the western-most beach of Lake Superior? Share your experiences in the comment box below. Thanks!