1 01, 2020

Grand Portage State Park

2022-04-27T21:34:45+00:00Hovland/Grand Portage, State Parks, Waterfalls|

The highest waterfall in Minnesota! A beautiful welcome center with picnic shelter! Amazing scenic views! Grand Portage State Park has it all. This state park sits on the border to Canada, so it’s a bit of a drive, but the views are worth the trip. In addition to being an incredibly beautiful and accessible state park, this is a unique park. Grand Portage State Park is the only state park that is operated in a partnership between the state parks service and local Native American band. The park is located entirely within the Grand Portage tribal lands. The nearby National [...]

1 01, 2020

Judge C R Magney State Park

2022-03-22T20:00:59+00:00Grand Marais, Hovland/Grand Portage, State Parks, Waterfalls|

Judge C R Magney State Park is best known as the home of the mysterious Devil's Kettle Waterfall. However, that's not the only thing to see and do in the park. Located approximately fourteen miles northeast of Grand Marais, this state park has a lot to offer guests. It is also well-known for its great hiking trails and trout fishing. Our Favorite Things to Do in Judge C.R. Magney State Park 1. Hike to Devil’s Kettle Waterfall: This waterfall on the Brule River splits in two with one side flowing downstream and the other side disappearing into a mysterious hole known [...]

1 01, 2020

Cascade River State Park

2022-04-20T17:39:12+00:00Grand Marais, Lutsen, State Parks, Waterfalls|

Want to see a beautiful waterfall without much effort? Look no further than the gorgeous waterfalls at Cascade River State Park. Cascading down 30 feet, the Cascade River Falls is a sight to see. Conveniently, the falls are located a short, easy walk from the wayside rest/parking area located right on Highway 61 between Lutsen and Grand Marais. With easy parking and just a short hike to the falls, it's no wonder this is a very popular North Shore destination for many visitors all year round. The waterfall isn’t all there is to see and do in the park, however. [...]

1 01, 2020

Temperance River State Park

2022-04-11T14:48:04+00:00Schroeder/Tofte, State Parks, Waterfalls|

Temperance River State Park is a unique park with a trail that winds along the edge of the Temperance River. Located near Schroeder, Minnesota, the park has plenty of hiking trails and beautiful scenery. Visiting this state park should be at the top of your North Shore to-do list. Our Favorite Things to Do in Temperance River State Park 1. Hike to the Hidden Falls: With trails winding along both sides of the beautiful Temperance River, taking this hike is a no-brainer. Hike the trail to the Hidden Falls or the Superior National Forest and be ready for some beautiful scenery [...]

1 01, 2020

George Crosby Manitou State Park

2021-02-25T23:04:54+00:00Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, State Parks|

Looking for a state park that's off the beaten path? Perhaps, on with fewer visitors per year than other North Shore state parks? If that's what you desire, look no further than the George Crosby Manitou State Park. This unique and lesser-known state park is located near the town of Finland. The park is located north of Highway 61, away from Lake Superior. Because of its location, it doesn’t receive as many visitors as the more popular state parks located along Lake Superior. With less human traffic, you are more likely to spot wildlife like deer, bear, moose, hare, red [...]

1 01, 2020

Tettegouche State Park

2022-04-27T20:41:55+00:00Beaver Bay/Silver Bay/Finland, State Parks, Waterfalls|

Tettegouche State Park encompasses over 9,000 acres of pristine wilderness. Located near Silver Bay, Minnesota, the park offers a variety of activities for visitors. It is home to several lakes and rivers, as well as miles of scenic hiking trails and a beautiful visitor’s center. It is home to Shovel Point, Palisade Head, and the now-gone Sea Stack. Our Favorite Things to do in Tettegouche State Park 1. Take a Hike: Hike up to the High Falls waterfall, the highest waterfall located entirely within Minnesota. Or, head over to one of the six inland lakes contained within the park. They are [...]

1 01, 2020

Gooseberry Falls State Park

2022-03-22T20:02:31+00:00Beaches, State Parks, Two Harbors/Castle Danger, Waterfalls|

Gooseberry Falls State Park is known as the gateway to the North Shore and is one of Minnesota’s most popular state parks. It has a lot to offer and many things to see and do. Very easily, you could spend a whole day exploring the park and still not see everything. Accessing the park is easy! A large parking area is located a short drive off of Highway 61. The park is located in between Two Harbors and Beaver Bay and just a few miles from Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Here is a list of our seven favorite things [...]

1 01, 2020

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

2021-03-01T17:48:03+00:00Activities & Attractions, History, State Parks, Two Harbors/Castle Danger|

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is another popular North Shore state park. Home to the iconic Split Rock Lighthouse, the state park offers visitors a unique and historic experience. Although the lighthouse and state park are operated separately, most visitors take the time to enjoy both. However, there are many things to do at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, besides visiting the lighthouse! Our Favorite Things to Do at Split Rock State Park 1. Visit the Pebble Beach: Pack a bag with a light lunch or just head down to the beach to skip some rocks. The beach provides excellent views [...]

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