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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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Just beautiful!

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beautiful falls, no matter what time of the year you go. You do have to pay the state park fee, but a day pass can get you into Split Rock up the road as well. I suggest packing a picnic and taking the family for the day; so much to see and the kids love to wander amongst the lower... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

While Gooseberry Falls is beautiful, unfortunately it's been over-developed and commercialized over the years. Paths of concrete and asphalt are not my idea of nature!!! Keep driving and go for a hike in a lesser known park!

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Stillwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Must see. Great views, picturesque, lots to see, nice hiking trails. You can be as venturesome as you like.

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

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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