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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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Awesome place to explore!

Great place to take the family and explore both the Falls area and the huge rocks that border Lake Superior! Wheelchair access is possible in some places but it's a pretty high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the family and explore both the Falls area and the huge rocks that border Lake Superior! Wheelchair access is possible in some places but it's a pretty high hill near the Falls so be prepared for a bit of work on the way back up. But the views are well worth the work! Awesome place, especially... More 

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Thompson Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Gooseberry Falls has always been a favorite destination on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The state park center is beautiful and the trails are very good. If you go just down by the center, the hiking is easy and accessible. The east side is rugged but worth the hike for the hardy. No fee unless you go farther into... More 

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New Richmond, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

beautiful fall color and the running water made it so awesome to sit on a rock and watch people love it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We spend a wonderful 4 hours hiking Gooseberry falls. It was beautiful. I also liked that, even though there were other people there i didn't feel like they were everywhere like I'm use to in the Cities.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is beautiful! Not only do you get to see the waterful from the top, middle and bottom..you also have some nice trails. We went early in the morning so we were pretty much the only ones there. I am sure during high peak season it gets pretty busy. You are able to walk out on different parts of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Beautiful State Park and waterfalls! Loved going during the off season, felt like we had the park to ourselves. Don't miss the picnic grounds near Agate Bay...amazing views! If you have kids you'll want to keep them close, very steep drops. Both paved and unpaved walking areas. Can't wait to go back!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I really enjoyed my hiking at the state park. It was a long walk, but it was definitely worth my time. There's so much to see during the hike that I never get to see everything. This is my second time there and I've only seen 3 waterfalls (there are a lot) and I really want to see them all.... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

There are two waterfalls which you can see by taking a very short hike from the main building. The path to the falls is by steps in parts, and fairly flat on others, but at any rate, it is probably about an eighth of a mile long, and it is beautiful, easy to photograph, and the beauty can't be forgotten... More 

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Waite Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is a must-see if you visit the North Shore of Minnesota. While it's a bit too "commercial" for me (I like more wild environments), it's an amazing waterfall to visit with the family and it even has paved paths for those who are not that mobile. That information center is very nicely done and clean. If you like to... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was another gem in the MN state park system. There is a huge visitor center and gift shop, and an easy hike to see the falls. There are stairs, so that might be difficult for some. Mid-April was a nice time to visit. It was 60 degrees, no mosquitoes, and lots of water in the falls.

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