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“Vista view of the lake, awesome!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shovel Point

Shovel Point
Silver Bay, MN
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Activities: Picnicking
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Owner description: Located at Tettegouche State Park, visitors can walk out to this scenic and rocky area.
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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“Vista view of the lake, awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

This is on part of a trail inside Tetteguche Park, and is well worth the hike. I think it is about a 1 mile hike from the parking lot, maybe more. Some areas are a bit steep toward the end, otherwise the trail is well maintained with several sets of stairs. Once you reach Shovel Point, you are rewared with unobstructed vista views of Lake Superior. It is beautiful!

Visited August 2011
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“My favorite point on the North Shore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

Shovel Point is the end point of a trail in the Tettegouche State Park. Although it is part of the state park you can park at the state park’s free rest area, in the truck and RV parking lot, and access the hiking trail so really no need to buy a state park pass. It is a fairly easy hike with blacktop and boardwalk most of the way. There are stairs that you need to climb but it is easily manageable. Lake Superior is visible almost the entire hike and the view points are breathtaking. Usually you will find rock climbers scaling the cliffs at Shovel Point which is also fun to watch. Total hike distance is about 1 mile roundtrip. Definitely worth 30-45 minutes of your time for the best views of Lake Superior.

Visited June 2011
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