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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 2014
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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Somerset, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Go during the middle of the week if you can- much less crowded. There are 3 levels of the falls to go look at and more trails to hike along that we did not even get to see. Great time with the family and a great visitor center. Must stop here if you are visiting the north shore of Lake... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The park is a great place for a wedding, and the falls are beautiful. Get your hiking shoes on and enjoy nature. Just a peaceful and beautiful place

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New Lenox, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If you ignore the current travel time due to roadwork on 61. This is an awesome place. Plan to stay at least an hour and hike inland from the falls closest to the lake about a mile west. There were many visitors the day we were there...so very few photo ops w/o people in them

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Darkhan-Uul Province, Mongolia
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258 reviews 258 reviews
139 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A natural wonder along the North Shore. We stopped in for a visit and noticed how much it had changed in the last 20 years. There are stairs and paved paths for visitors to walk on making the state park's beauty easier to view for young and old. The map is helpful and the gift shop is packed full of... More

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Lakeville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

While the main falls are always impressing, being more serious hikers we headed north on a very nice trek up to the fifth falls. Great vistas up and down both sides of the river.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Free parking for general use, clean bathrooms, and breathtaking beauty. This place is a perfect stop.

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Elmhurst, IL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The waterfalls are extremely scenic and easy to explore. They are very close to the road so are usually crowded. The real surprise is the state park surrounding the falls, which was extremely well maintained. All the campsites were nicely wooded and private. Some are very close to the lake affording fantastic views, especially of the night sky. There are... More

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Delavan, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

amazing place to visit and see. wonderful trails for walking and all aspects of nature can be found. no charge for this park.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

wear good shoes! Lots of walking and steps. Don't forget your camera either. Tons of breathtaking views to capture.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is such a beautiful and extended falls that makes you want to stay and enjoy the beauty. It is a long walk from the parking lot but well worth the trip.

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