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480px-Zeichen_350-10.svgGetting to Campus by Foot

Research shows that exercise leads to a better attention span (see the overview here, written by UMD Professor Dan Glisczinski).  Boost your GPA by walking or hiking your way to class!  Before you hop in your car each day, try comparing the time it takes to walk to campus versus driving and finding a parking spot.  Walking times from several neighborhoods were measured by a group of UMD Students in a 2009 Anthropology class.

A major entrance to UMD is a path that connects Woodland Avenue (and the Bluestone development area) to the heart of campus.  The path is exclusively used by pedestrians and bicyclists. Making the campus a safe and easy place to walk and bike is a central theme in the 2013 Campus Master Plan.


Duluth boasts 81 miles of hiking trails within city limits, the Lakewalk, which begins in Canal Park and ends in the Lakeside neighborhood, and the ever-expanding Superior Hiking Trail.  Students frequently use the Chester Park trails to access campus.  Click here for more details on Duluth’s trails.


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