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High Falls

Grand Portage, MN
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Type: Waterfalls
Description: Minnesota's tallest waterfall at 120 feet.
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There are plenty of waterfalls on the North Shore but this is the biggest and most accessible. There's a relatively short and smooth paved path and boardwalk to the falls with a few stairs at the end. Even if you're in a wheelchair this is one falls you can really get close to. Good hike for little ones too. If... More

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IL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a great place to end your North Shore Scenic Drive - The High Falls is not marked very well, but is located at the rest stop area just before the Canadian border on the left. The walk to the falls is blacktop path and even though there are no signs you can here the fall well before you... More

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Lake Elmo
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a great place to go to in the FALL. The colors were glorious, the bugs non-existent, the crowds virtually non-existent. We only saw about 10 people total on our hike to the Falls and back. We befriended 2 couples who were together and from other states and exchanged photo taking sessions - us of them and they of us.... More

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had a great time spending time together as a family. The weather was great the hike was great. The falls were nice . The kids want go again in each season. Never even knew the building was there or the trail. nice building, store and things to see.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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216 reviews 216 reviews
72 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We visited at the perfect time of year for the falls to be thundering with lots of snow melt and spring rains. We got soaked, even at the furthest observation deck! The half mile walk to the falls is very do-able as it is a paved pathway. Prepare for a Niagara Falls-like soaking! Bring a rain jacket, a hat, and... More

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Crystal, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Falls were ROARING! What an incredible sight! It's awesome to be close to the falls and feel the mist!

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Lutsen, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is a moderate 1/2 mile hike to a pretty nice water fall. The going is smooth with steps at the end.

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MI
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114 reviews 114 reviews
20 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We pulled into the parking lot, thought we were in the wrong place, pulled out only to see the Canadian border and then went back into the lot! It was a crisp morning and very few people were there, which was nice. The trail is handicap accessible, but it would be quite a work-out. The boardwalk goes uphill in many,... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Impressive falls, lovely visitor center and paved pathway/boardwalk to the falls. My mother (88 years young avid walker) were up on the shore a few days ago enjoying the autumn colors and fresh air. We enjoyed the fresh air and sun after a gentle rain - "mom" called it "paradise." A gentle walk...enjoy the interpretive markers along the way and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you are this far north, take the time to visit the High Falls. It is about a half mile walk on an easy trail so see a beautiful site. There are areas with steps however to get to the viewing platforms.

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