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Lester Park
Duluth, MN
Trail Length: 18k  Maps: | 1 Lower Lot , 1 The Deeps , 1 Oak Street 
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 218-730-4321    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The Lester-Amity trail offers 15K of varied terrain for beginner to experienced skiers through pine, aspen, and birch forests. An additional 3K circles the Lester Park Golf Course and is accessible from the main Lester-Amity Trail. The openness of the golf course offers an excellent place for beginning cross-country skiers, and several short cuts are available. There is also a 5K trail portion that is lit in the mornings and evenings.

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Thursday, April 05, 2018  posted: 4/5/2018 2:01:44 PM
Firsthand 
[ B skis ]
  The classic track is still in surprisingly good shape at Lester, especially on the upper loops, and there are only a couple of impassable bare spots. The skate lane has been heavily used by hikers, bikers, and dogs, especially on the lower loops, but I think you could still skate it if you had low expectations.
(Catherine Winter)
Wednesday, April 04, 2018  posted: 4/4/2018 9:51:52 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
  I skied Lester early this morning and it was lovely (especially considering that it hasn't been groomed in almost two weeks). The inch or so of new snow was just what the doctor ordered. Still have to be very careful of (walk across) the bare spots on the hill just before the main parking lot along Seven Bridges Road, and as you head down the hill right before A. Surprisingly wasn't too slow despite the new snow and 10F temps.
(Annalisa Peterson)
Sunday, April 01, 2018  posted: 4/1/2018 4:40:29 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
  Trails in good condition considering recent addition of 1-2 inches of new snow and the fact that the have not been groomed since Friday March 23. The mail trail is all skiable, with some obvious bare spots that you can readily ski around if you are paying attention. However, the corner at intersect A is not passable. Consider cutting off from O-> B and skip A. Classic track in good condition.
Photos:  
(Richard Narum)
Saturday, March 31, 2018  posted: 3/31/2018 4:21:43 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  I set the classic tracks at Lester after the couple of inches we just received. Upper part better than lower parts - above B. Didn't go past H though, so not sure how the upper upper tracks are - skipped those due to experiencing ice last week. Watch for bare ground at F. All in all, still deep base, with nice powder from recent "storm.".
(Merrit Cluuse)
Wednesday, March 28, 2018  posted: 3/29/2018 9:01:42 AM
Firsthand 
[ Rock skis ]
  A beautiful afternoon skate ski on the trails of Lester Park Wednesday afternoon. After a quick loop (the trails were surprisingly fast in the warm weather - low 40s) from the chalet to junction "O" we looped back up to "H" then back down to the chalet. There were a few bare spots on south-facing hills, but there was sufficient snow cover to get around them. I used my "A" skis and they came through it fine. I would recommend "B", or even rock skis just to be on the safe side (but for me, "B" skis stand for 'Broken'). I'm sure the trails are hard and icy until they soften up in the afternoon warmth.
(Matthew Daly)

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