Whether you check out these waterfalls in person or online, they are worth your time. When the falls are running briskly, it is interesting to check out how far the output flows into Lake Superior.
Do you love waterfalls?
The sound, smell, and beauty engage our senses and can revive our spirit. Waterfalls are refreshing!
The North Shore of Minnesota offers many waterfall choices from roadside rock face drips to full roar waterfalls.
It is fun to drive along and catch a glimpse of either a trickle waterfall or full fledge roar. You’ll find both extremes as well as beautiful waterfalls meandering down creek banks toward Lake Superior.
If you plan to drive along Highway 61 up the North Shore from Duluth, be sure to do your homework and check out the waterfall possibilities on your route. If you only have time for glimpses, that’s ok. However, if you have time for a short hike or a longer one, you can catch some real beauties.
Gooseberry Falls offers several levels of falls and pavement down to the falls proper. We’ve visited with water roaring and water trickling in spots. Both times were fun and intriguing. Part of the interest with these waterfalls is seeing the rock formation and where the water flows. When there is less water, you get to see more rock.
Beaver Bay offers falls to be viewed. The trail to get close to these falls is a short non-handicapped accessible trail. The town offers a rest stop right by the falls and there is an upper street level view that is worth checking out.
Further up the shore in Cook County is Temperance Falls. There is a paved walk to a landing area to view the river and part of the falls. Advancing past this point is well worth it but much more rugged and uneven hiking. There is quite a bit of rock formation on the ground around parts of these falls. Bring your camera as there are lots of photo ops!
Cascade Falls is a great place to stretch your legs and seeing some beauty.
When the falls are running briskly, it is interesting to check out how far the output flows into Lake Superior.
The East side of Grand Marais offers some smaller but just as entertaining waterfalls to be seen from the road or enjoyed briefly with a quick walk. Judge Magney State Park and Grand Portage have waterfalls too.
There is just something about catching a glimpse of a waterfall or being able to walk along a trail and hear the falls as you get closer. Whether you check out these waterfalls in person or online, they are worth your time. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed taking them to share with you!
Spring will be melting away the remnants of icy beauty and replacing it with the sun sparkled waves of her season.
Spring Tease: the time of year when Winter and Spring are in a tug of war.
Winter isn’t quite ready to give up but knows its time to step back for a bit. Spring is more than ready to display her charms but seems slow to give Winter that final pull to win the match.
Patches of snow are melting quickly on the North Shore of Minnesota. During this seasonal changeover, Lake Superior continues to offer breathtaking beauty and a changing beach decor.
Wicked waves with beautiful white edges create a flatter beach but provide bigger rocks for the choosing.
It is amazing to see the beach with fine sand and swept clean one time and then stair stepped pebbled another time.
Spring will be melting away the remnants of icy beauty and replacing it with the sun sparkled waves of her season. Hopefully sooner rather than later! Aren’t we all rooting for her to make that final pull to win this tug of war?
It feels warmer when the sun is shining and I love seeing the reflections of sunshine off the lake or through ice.
Hanging out with winter and trying to make the most of it! How about you?
While winter offers challenges and sometimes bitter cold in the north country, there are opportunities to enjoy nature’s beauty and dazzling sunshine.
To me, it feels warmer when the sun is shining and I love seeing the reflections off the lake or through ice.
Watching the waves and spray of Lake Superior work their artistry is amazing. Sometimes it takes awhile for the final product to be appreciated as with these spray covered iced grasses.
Springtime is when lilacs are at their best, but this 80 year old lilac offers winter charm with her snow covered adornment.
This Balsam Fir with burl also showcases a handsomeness complimented by the firewood and snow dusting.
While I enjoy the beauty and elegance Winter showcases, it is nice to have reminders of warmer weather like this vintage looking ice cream sign and truck. Do you enjoy any parts of Winter? Feel free to share in the comments section.
Whatever the weather brings she turns to her advantage, like a true beauty! She always looks beautiful and never disappoints.
In our neck of the north woods in Cook CountyMinnesota, the Lake Superior shoreline is ever changing her look. We never know what fashion whims she will plan to sport. Sometimes it is the trendy Winter White look and other times she adorns herself with ice jewels.
Large, lazy waves to barely there white caps coming ashore — she always looks beautiful and never disappoints.
Her natural elegance is strategically framed by the skyline and evergreens on the shore. Whatever the weather brings she turns to her advantage, like a true beauty!
What do you find charming about this glamorous Great Lakes gem?
Celebrate winter by checking out Lake Superior’s beautiful waves and ice formations. You can choose to do it from a warm distance or up close and personal.
Here’s to celebrating Winter and all her beauty!
As Winter works, beautiful waves and ice formations adorn both the Lake and her beaches.
View of the Grand Marais, MN harbor and Lake Superior from the Pincushion Mountain overlook. The sea fog makes it look even more cloudy.
Harbor pictures a bit closer.
Want more winter? Try checking out these webcams in Cook County Minnesota. How do you like to enjoy winter?
It was mid-April, and you never know what Northshore weather will bring. The rhubarb had already shown its red heads above ground and the lilac bushes had budded.
It was in the mid-forties when we arrived at the little stone house outside of Grand Marais, Minnesota and the sun was shining. Heating up the sauna was not such a chore as with the below zero temperatures of January. It was mid-April, and you never know what North Shore weather will bring. Eight days later, we learned that winter was not ready to lose its grip. It was 26 degrees, roads were slick, and trees looked beautiful with their ice sheen. Thin ice sheets gave up their purchase on the roof and made their slow decent towards the final plunge to the ground. Heavy sigh.
The crashing waves of Lake Superior have been beautiful to hear and see. Their steady, heavy pounding has brought sand to our beach area.
Lake Superior Waves — link to beautiful video
The winter storm advisory became a reality that brought a dusting of snow and the closing of schools due to hazardous roads. Our little stone house sits in the middle of this winter bluster awaiting spring. The rhubarb had already shown its red heads above ground and the lilac bushes had budded. The huge mulch pile was useable even though there were still ice crystals in the upper part. The woodstove is fired and we have three windows partially open to manage the temperature in the house. We have temporarily halted the outdoor projects we had gotten an early start on, and are finding indoor projects to work on. Hopefully winter is soon ready to let go and allow spring to quite teasing and finally take hold. Here’s looking forward to lilac blooms and an up north rhubarb harvest. What are you looking forward to with the arrival of spring?