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Gooseberry Falls State Park

Hwy 61, Two Harbors, MN 218-834-3855
218-834-3855
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks, Biking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: This North Shore park is home to a spectacular four-level waterfall, scenic overlooks and is ideal for trout fishing.
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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My sister and I took an up North long weekend the end of March. We decided to see the falls!! It was the first nice day in months and there were a lot of people also enjoying the falls. There were many, many signs posted to make sure to have grippers on the bottom of your shoes as it was... More

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Even on a very cold day in February this was a place worth visiting. We only visited the lower falls closer to the visitors center and they were completely frozen! Beautiful!

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Northfield, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

One of our favorite parks for winter cc skiing. In spite of a 12" snowfall plus fierce winds, park crew got many of the trails beautifully groomed for us classical skiers.

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I usually like to go to Gooseberry Falls for camping or in the summer but we happened to be up in the area so we decided to check out the frozen falls. They did look very cool. We were on snow shoe and at times it was very steep and slippery on the steps. Be careful! The river underneath was... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had just seen Goosebury in the summer and fell in love! We wanted to see the waterfalls under the frozen setting and were again enchanted by the power and beauty of the nature. We were able to walk right under the frozen falls. The best spot was at the top of the second falls; we were able to stand... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We've been to Gooseberry Falls three or four times in the past few years--each time enjoying great hikes around the falls and Lake Superior. Out last visit was in the winter, and we enjoyed a two-mile snow-shoe hike. The park is well maintained in all seasons, and the rangers are always helpful. This place makes me proud to be a... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We are adventurous and hiked through the park on a several mile trail. Was beautiful and a great work out with the snow and cold. Would like to see it when the falls are not frozen

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Didn't make it during other seasons, but made it this winter. Awesome trails for snowshoeing and magnificent views!

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Beaumont, TX
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This place is absolutely wonderful in the summer. They have great hiking paths and a wonderful view of the falls. It's also a good place to visit in the winter when the falls are frozen.

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It was 20 below when we went. We walked to the upper falls to take pictures, then came back to warm up in front of the fire in the interpretive center. I could have spent hours in the book section alone.

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