Lake Superior’s legendary shores are home to many iconic locations, diverse topographies, and historic landmarks. On this GetKnit Get-together, you will have the opportunity to fully experience not only the pristine waters of the world’s largest freshwater lake, but also to hike the shoreline and take in the breathtaking views from iconic Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
Our day will begin bright and early as we gather in Roseville where your GetKnit Gurus will be excitedly awaiting your arrival with coffee and ham and cheese crossaints from A Baker’s Wife Pastry Shop. From there, a luxury coach bus will whisk us away to beautiful Split Rock Lighthouse State Park along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
Upon arrival, we will be introduced to our experienced partners, Positive Energy Outdoors, who will be leading us throughout the day’s adventures. As a group we will head down to the water’s edge to gear-up and receive a safety briefing to ensure everyone feels comfortable and secure. We will then pair off and take to the sea in our tandem kayaks for an in-water lesson before heading out to the vast waters of Lake Superior. From there, we will take a two hour tour of the shoreline, taking in the views of the sheer cliffs, endless water, and historic Split Rock Lighthouse.
After our epic adventure on the lake, we will refuel with a fresh lakeside lunch, provided by the Vanilla Bean Restaurant catered into the park. Lunch will feature a soup, salad, and sandwich buffet. After we have had a re-energizing lunch and short break, we will head up for a tour of the iconic Split Rock Lighthouse and its grounds from the educated MN Historic Society team. After our tour, we will have some free time to explore the grounds, take a hike of the state park, or explore the gift shop and visitors center.
Once we complete our adventures at the State Park, we will head back down the shore to Duluth’s historic Fitger’s Brewhouse Brewery and Grill. Located in the iconic Fitger’s complex along the shores of Lake Superior, this brewpub takes an artisanal approach to both their food and their beer. Here, we’ll enjoy a hearty BBQ-inspired dinner featuring a slow roasted pulled pork sandwiches, served with house made BBQ sauce alongside of cole slaw and homemade tater tots – this meal is sure to end our day on a flavorful note! Your dinner will also include a celebratory pint of beer from Fitger’s line-up of drafts or a glass of house wine to wash down your amazing meal.
Taking in the views of Lake Superior from both water and land, exploring iconic Split Rock Lighthouse, and enjoying some local flavors of the North Shore, we think you will agree that this is truly a “Superior” day full of exploration.