Burritos, Baseball, and the Big Guy…

Last week’s Words from the Wise came from the Wisest of them all, Mayor Don Ness.  Fuse Duluth fans, with the support from Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, gathered in the sunshine at Wade Stadium to hear the Mayor’s take on Duluth’s Great Outdoors, and to nosh on some tasty treats from Qdoba.  Burritos, Baseball, and the Big Guy….a Duluth trifecta!  
Whether you’re new to Duluth or a lifer, odds are good that you have some draw to the outdoors.  With Outside magazine choosing Duluth as the best place to live, how can you not appreciate the vast array of opportunities that are available in our sunny city on the hill?  
Top on the Mayor’s list of exciting Duluth adventures were the extension of the lakewalk through Lincoln Park, and the planned renovations for Wade Stadium, our gracious host for the event.  Mayor Ness also outlined the plans for the Cyclists of Gitchee Gummi Shores’ (COGS) Duluth Traverse, a 40+ mile single-track mountain bike trail that will span the entire length of the city! 
Unique opportunities like these are peppered throughout Duluth.  Take Spirit Mountain, a year round experience offering skiing, snowboarding, tubing, zip lining, mini golf, a roller coaster, and gravity mountain bike trails, all just around the corner.  Plans are also in the works to revamp Grand Avenue to allow for easier access to the many opportunities in the St. Louis River corridor including the Western Water Front Trail, the Munger Trail, and the Lake Superior Zoo.  
I encourage you to make the most of the summer weather, and experience Duluth’s Great Outdoors.  If you’re not Duluth’s number one fan yet, you will be!

AJ Axtell
Fuse Leadership Council
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District