Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide

Dave is co-founder of The Duluth Experience and all-around Duluth enthusiast. When not home brewing or mountain biking on Duluth's world-class trail system, Dave enjoys fishing on Lake Superior, listening to live music, cooking and traveling. After years of denial, Dave is a huge fan of brussels sprouts.
tall ships duluth, mn

Festival Of Sail Duluth

perm_identity Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide           event August 14, 2019

Tall Ships Make For Great Experiences in Duluth What a fantastic weekend! Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday for Festival of Sail Duluth! Wow.

Adventure Kayaking
Ojibwe women in birch bark canoe

Tall Ships and Small Ships in Duluth’s Harbor

perm_identity Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide           event August 9, 2019

Get ready because Duluth is about to experience the Tall Ships Festival! From August 11th to the 13th, thousands of people will visit Canal Park and the Duluth Harbor to

Duluth History Kayaking
minnesota craft beer

All Pints North 2019

perm_identity Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide           event August 1, 2019

Celebrating Minnesota’s Craft Beer Scene In Duluth We’d like to give a big, hearty cheers to The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild for putting together another fabulous All Pints North Summer

Craft Beer Duluth Beer City
All Pints North Summer Beer Fest

10 Tips for Festing Like a Pro at the All Pints North Summer Brewfest

perm_identity Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide           event July 24, 2019

Get Ready for All Pints North The All Pints North Summer Brewfest is the best craft beer festival in the state. Sure… we might be a little biased but… c’mon!

Craft Beer Duluth Beer City
Jess Poppie Duluth Experience Guide

Meet Jess Poppie

perm_identity Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide           event July 22, 2019

Adventurous Soul & Skilled Guide Jess has taken her passion for adventure and combined it with her passion for educating in a way that helps enrich our guests’ experience while

Duluth Guides Kayaking
all pints north kayak

All Pints North Kayak Adventure

perm_identity Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide           event July 22, 2019

Pre-Fest Harbor Paddle In Duluth If you’re coming up to Duluth for All Pints North Summer Brew Festival this weekend then you might want to get in on the best

Kayaking
Wilderness Canoe Trip

Fall WFR Recertification in Duluth

perm_identity Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide           event July 17, 2019

Limited Availability for Special Fall Workshop We have good news for outdoor professionals… we’ve solidified plans for a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) recertification workshop on the weekend of October 18th

Wilderness Medicine
kyle chisholm tour guide

Meet Kyle Chishom

perm_identity Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide           event July 15, 2019

Professional Storytelling At Its Finest A key player on our team, Kyle Chisholm has been with us since 2014! Kyle started out with The Duluth Experience as a City Tour

Duluth Duluth Guides History
community art in lincoln park

The Story Behind Lincoln Park’s Pocket Park

perm_identity Dave Grandmaison - President, CEO, Duluth Native and Guide           event July 7, 2019

A Small Park With A Big Message With all of the activity swirling through Lincoln Park these days, it’s easy to take the neighborhood’s new-found identity for granted. It almost

History Lincoln Park

GET THE MONTHLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER!