Author’s note: I’m back to my series on our long weekend at the North Shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. To read recent posts in this series, click here.
One of the most popular State Parks along Lake Superior’s North Shore is Cascade River State Park. Located about 10 miles southwest of Grand Marais, Minnesota this park offers spectacular waterfall views and rushing rapids of root beer-colored Cascade River. There are over 18 miles of trails within the park and it also meets up with the 286-mile long Superior Hiking Trail. There is a wide variety of flora and fauna to be discovered but what I enjoyed most was the sounds and sights of the roaring river and multiple waterfalls.
On our way back from Grand Marais, a little port town up north and en route to Canada, we stopped at the Cascade River State park to take a short hike with the kids and see the falls. Here are some lovely pictures along the way.
Before you could see the falls, you could hear them. There was a gentle breeze that brought water droplets against our face. It was serene yet powerful. It smelled magnificent too.
Ah….what a lovely view! This was the last we saw before heading back to the log cabin for a night of grilling out and s’mores. We couldn’t stay up too late as we had a huge hike ahead of us the next morning. Our hike to Eagle Mountain, the highest point in Minnesota and it was going to be another three-generational hike. I could hardly wait!