Midnight Sun Sports Adventure Company

Welcome To Midnight Sun Adventure Company!
Midnight Sun Adventure Company is an outdoor retail store and more. It is an outdoor experience! We love the outdoors and want to help you love it as much as we do. Our mission is to get you active in the outdoors safely, comfortably, and knowledgeably. We sell the very best in equipment and clothing as well as have an expert staff for a wide range of outdoor adventure and leisure sports including:

Guided Tours

Rock Climbing

Retail Service

Rock Climbing

Our Mission:  Supporting An Active Lifestyle

Midnight Sun Adventure Company is a warm, friendly retail store and full-service adventure guiding service.Located in the city of Duluth which is all about gentrified Nordic funk with their renovated stone mansions that line Lake Superior. Midnight Sun Adventure Company is a retail-and-guiding center for kayaking, climbing, trail running, and cross-country skiing in Canal Park. We treat our customers and clients with the highest level of respect and deliver the highest level of service. We will lead our clients and customers or provide expertise for them to lead themselves, safely and comfortably in their outdoor adventure pursuits. We sell only quality products and stand behind those products. We will deal fairly and honestly. We hire the best, expert staff, treating our staff as we treat our customers and clients with respect and fairness. By fulfilling our mission, we are the area's true home for outdoor adventure.

In order to satisfy our goals, we have recently looked into a customizing Salesforce CRM for our business. For those of you who are not familiar with business jargon, CRM (Customer relationship management) is an approach to managing a company's interaction with current and future customers. Since it involves using technology to organize via automation, synchronization of sales, marketing, customer service, and technical support, we have hired a team of Salesforce experts. With their guidance, Midnight Sun Sports Adventure Company is going to rock!

Situated at the physical gateway to the world's largest mass of freshwater, Midnight Sun Adventure Company embodies the spirit of a lifestyle outdoors. Lake Superior looms just feet from our door, and when you visit Midnight Sun, you'll feel the pull of outdoor adventure. Our physical location embodies the spirit of our mission by putting you in the outdoors, comfortably, safely, and often.

Our Approach

Expert Guiding
Expert Staff
The best quality and value products
Special Annual Events
Shop Teams
Weekly Group Adventures


Weekly Gatherings - Calendar

We're here for you. No, we're not just saying that. We really mean it!   We're here for you!

We've said from the beginning that Midnight Sun will not be a ski, running shoe, camping gear, climbing gear, and kayak shop. We've said, and we believe, that we are a shop for skiers, runners, campers, climbers and paddlers.
Gear is just gear. If you're not using it, what good is it?

Let's get together and use it!!!


CXC Get Your Nordic On Clinic
Get Your Nordic On Clinics are a series of clinics across the Midwest put on by the Central Cross Country elite team along with the American Birke Foundation aimed at increasing the awareness of skiing at all levels.  All ages are welcome  to partake in the clinic, which will focus on dryland ski training drills and give you a good workout
in the process.   Just bring yourself and short poles for ski walking, if you have them.
Wednesday August 29th 7:30pm


Intro to Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking is a great way to get exercise and is easy on your joints.  It is a form of walking with poles, which allows you to also work your arm and torso muscles while bringing your heart rate up to give you a better workout – easy to do anywhere.  Dress for the weather and wear athletic shoes.  We will meet at Midnight Sun and walk along the Lakewalk.  All equipment is provided.
Saturday May 12th 9am – 11am

Walk and Talk
Let’s go Nordic Walking!  Meet at Midnight Sun and head out along the Lakewalk for an evening workout.  Bring your poles, wear athletic shoes and dress for the weather.  If this is your first time Nordic Walking arrive early at 6pm for instruction and to check out a pair of poles.
Every Tuesday May - September 1st 6:30pm

Trail Running
Each week explore a different Duluth trail.  Meet other runners at the trailhead and then head out for a good workout while running with others at your own pace.  Call the shop or visit us online for each week’s location.
Fridays 7:30am May 18th - August

Summer Solstice Festival
Running races, kayak races, kayak demos, kids base camp and more
Friday June 22nd - Sunday June 24th, 2007


Community Paddle
Get out and paddle!  Bring your own equipment and meet at Midnight Sun for great paddling with great people.
Wednesday June 13th 6pm
Wednesday July 4th 6pm
Wednesday August 8th 6pm

Women’s Paddle
Looking for other women to paddle with?  Bring your own equipment and meet at Midnight Sun.
Wednesday June 20th 6pm
Wednesday July 18th 6pm
Wednesday August 15th 6pm

Family Paddle
Fun for the whole family.  Perfect for kid’s first time kayaking.  We will have tandem and single kayaks and all the necessary equipment down on the beach for families to try paddling in a designated area.  Ages 4 and up.  Wear shoes that can get wet.
Wednesday June 27th 6pm
Wednesday July 25th 6pm
Wednesday August 22nd 6pm

Kayak Demos
Looking to buy your own kayak or maybe another boat?  Come to one of our demos to try many of the new designs, most of which aren’t available anywhere else.  Call ahead so we can have the boats that you want ready for you to try.  218.727.1330 Kayaks
All dates and times listed on the Summer Calendar.  During the Summer Solstice Festival there will be a $10 demo fee.

Kayak Skills Courses
Learn the skills necessary to be a safe and effective paddler.  Courses include strokes, rescues, rolling and surf techniques.  Full course outlines available online.

Basic Skills Course
Sunday July 8th 1:30pm-5:30pm
Sunday August 5th 1:30pm-5:30pm

Advanced Skills Course
Sunday July 15th 1:30pm-5:30pm
Sunday August 12th 1:30pm-5:30pm

 Rolling Clinic
Sunday July 29th 1:30pm-5:30pm
Sunday August 26th 1:30pm-5:30pm

Day Adventures

Ever dreamed of sea kayaking on Lake Superior?  Midnight Sun can take you there.  Whether you are a first time or seasoned paddler, Midnight Sun has an adventure just for you.  Our experienced guides will lead you while making your safety and enjoyment the priority.  All necessary equipment is included with the price of the program.  Programs and locations are weather dependent.  Visit our website for more information or call to reserve your spot.

Kayak Tour (2.5hrs) $40/Person
Weekends in Spring/Fall and Daily in the Summer

Sunrise Kayak Tour (2.5hrs) $50/Person
Mid June - August Sundays

Full Day Kayak Adventure $100/Person
Mid June - August Wednesdays and Saturdays

Full Moon Paddle $55/Person
June 30th, July 30th, August 28th

Fall Color Paddle $55/Person
Sunday September 30th

Rock Climbing $75/Person
By private program.

 All necessary equipment is provided including wetsuit, lifejacket, paddle and paddling gloves, climbing gear.

 Remember to wear your swimsuit underneath your clothes and wear shoes that fit securely to your feet and can get wet.  Don’t forget your full water bottle, sunglasses and sunscreen!

This schedule is subject to change.

Midnight Sun Adventure Company
100 Lake Place Dr.
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 727-1330
Store Hours:
Mon: 10:00am-5:00pm
Tue-Sat: 10:00am-7:00pm
Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm