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Gooseberry Falls State Park

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Address: Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3855
Phone Number: 218-834-3855
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall...
This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal for trout fishing.
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Spectacular Falls!

Even in March the falls are amazing! The park was not very busy when we were there, but then it is off-season. It was a nice day so we drove up as we were staying in Duluth. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Even in March the falls are amazing! The park was not very busy when we were there, but then it is off-season. It was a nice day so we drove up as we were staying in Duluth. We hiked the short distance to the lower falls, some of the water is still frozen but then you have the water rushing... More 

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Lanesboro, Minnesota
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I've stayed at this park perhaps 5-7 times in the last 20 or so years, since I was a little girl. This has always been my favorite State Park in Minnesota. The falls are breathtaking, the hiking trails are wonderful, and with the park such a short drive from Duluth, there is no shortage of things to do around this... More 

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minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The water was beautiful half frozen and I am glad we stopped on our way up the North shore. It is a sight to see when the water is rushing over thick winter ice. It makes the sound echo up, washing over you. The walkway was very nice and loops around the falls. Although, there is a paved walkway up... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

So many choices for all hiking levels. Nice short loops- to longer hikes. Many options for everyone. The visitor center also has a nice gift shop. If you have time only to stop at one of the Parks on the Scenic North Shore- this one would be a good choice.

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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

So different to see the area in winter - very pretty. We took the trail that went around the falls, so pretty. Afterwards, spent some time in the gift shop before heading home. Love seeing this State Park in the different seasons. Make sure you dress for the current weather - and walking conditions!

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Frozen falls are a rare beauty! Despite the paths being a bit icy, it was just perfect! There were a few breaks in the ice where you could see the water underneath moving, and that was very unique too.

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have been to Gooseberry falls in the summer but never in the winter time. The falls were beautiful frozen! If you have never seen them in the winter it is a must see. The steps going down to the falls were icy. We wore snow boots and was managible with holding onto the railing. I checked the condition of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We travel along the north shore frequently and often stop to hike at Gooseberry Falls. The visitors center is always a hit with the kids (9 & 11) and the hike is plenty doable for them as well. On our last visit we headed up to the fifth falls and back. We also hiked along the shore of Lake Superior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Don't be afraid to get your feet wet! the " Island on the middle falls is nice and quiet place for a picnic. Beware the peek months, I feel something is taken away from the experience when there are 500 people talking and kids screaming while I am trying to listen to see the beauty that raw nature has to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was a highlight on our 45th wedding anniversary in Sept. and we were just sorry that we didn't have more time to hike around the whole park and see all the waterfalls! The history intrigued us - yes, we are history buffs, the waterfalls and geology were fantastic and we'd love to come when the water would be higher!... More 

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