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Address: Silver Bay, MN
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Part of Tettegouche State Park, this waterway drops sixty feet, creating a...

Part of Tettegouche State Park, this waterway drops sixty feet, creating a waterfall.

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lovely place

We went swimming in the river and enjoyed laying in the rocks picking out agates.It was a cool day and the water was chilly but it was very serene and relaxing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Shakopee
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We went swimming in the river and enjoyed laying in the rocks picking out agates.It was a cool day and the water was chilly but it was very serene and relaxing.

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Thank 308joyb
Winona, Minnesota
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

What a gorgeous river and falls! Can't wait to go back next year. Excellent hike and views. Just another gem of the North Shore to enjoy.

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Thank C B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Viewing the big and little falls, listening to it at night, taking walks along it, listening to birds, seeing deer up close.

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Silver Bay, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having lived within 2 miles of the Baptism River for the past 48 years I have spent many hours hiking out to the High Falls and back. I have seen it during ice-out in the spring when the torrents of run-off have filled the banks to near over-flowing. I have seen it during a dry summer when the water levels... More 

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2 Thank GRANDMAL1
Castle Danger, Minnesota, United States
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Did not encounter many other hikers at the mouth of the river. The hike of ~ 1.5 miles to the the falls is well worth the effort but could tire you out if you are used to hiking and doing lots of stairs,

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Thank Liam R
Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Part of the Superior Hiking Trail system, it's a beautiful, scenic area, with lots of photo opportunities.

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Thank Deb K
St. Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Totally enjoyed the Cascades Trail to the Baptism River. The path led through wildflowers and followed the river all the way to the rocks that formed the Cascades. A manageable hike on an unusually hot summer day in Minnesota.

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Thank C0untryfan
Hayward, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a beautiful park and there are many sights to see. You can easily spend a whole day here. Make sure that you check out Shovel Point.

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melbourne, Iowa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The hike to the falls is a bit of a hike, but well worth it. If it is summer, bring your swimming suit to swim in the giant pool below the falls (but stay away from the falls itself!)

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Thank mark r
North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We enjoyed the hike to the High Falls. The river was beautiful from the High Falls to the outlet into Superior. Loved watching the water flow over rocks and the fall areas.

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