Skyline Parkway begins at jct. Becks Rd., Stewart St. and Skyline Pkwy. This 26-mile scenic byway overlooks the city and provides a bird's-eye view of the harbor as it hugs a hillside along Lake Superior's seemingly endless shoreline. Stop at the observation areas at the hill's highest points for picture-postcard vistas of the city and the lake. Neighboring hiking trails and parklands along the length of the drive offer plenty of opportunities to get out of the car and stretch your legs.
Hawk Ridge, at the parkway's northern end, is an excellent location from which to observe migratory birds in the spring and fall. Keep one eye peeled on the harbor and you might see an awe-inspiring sight: a massive ore barge gliding across the lake, bringing its cargo to port. Early risers will want to experience a sunrise from this vantage point; it's a prime photo opportunity, along with the blazing fall foliage colors that are at their peak from mid-September to early October.
One landmark to watch for is Enger Tower; dedicated in 1939 by the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway, it is unofficially Duluth's highest point.