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Temperance River is a gorge-ous stop just off the highway. Parking is easily accessible, and it's... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Very Nice Roadside Stop

Three buddies riding our motorcycles around Lake Superior when we took a break here. Good parking... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2017
Tecumseh, Canada
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Temperance River is a gorge-ous stop just off the highway. Parking is easily accessible, and it's less than a 5 minute walk from the car to take in some of the most beautiful views along the North Shore. The upper falls will remind you of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Three buddies riding our motorcycles around Lake Superior when we took a break here. Good parking on both sides of HWY 61. Signage explaining the layout was present. We walked a short distance and down a few stairs on the lake side of the road...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank RoMoDoJo
Reviewed May 8, 2017

It's not the most challenging trail, which is how we typically rate our hiking trails, but the rocky terrain and stunning views of the gorge make this trail a must-see on every one of our trips up to the north shore. I most recently brought...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Kristine D
Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

The trail is easy and short to the well hewn river gorge. Spend some time observing the geological formation. Go down to the Rocky shoreline to pick some stones. We found a smooth gray baseball size stone. Watch the crashing waves and time your camera.

1  Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Walking up to where the river is wide is worth the trip. Then loop back down to the beach which is really nice. We went to the beach a second day and just sat and dug for agates. Definitely a favorite stop on our trip.

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank MindiV71
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Only stayed one night but loved it. The gorge trails are beautiful to see. Great little park. Great views. Would definitely stay again, only longer!!!!

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Birkie2
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Highly recommend a visit and hike along the Temperance River while on the North Shore.The park and trails are well maintained ' excellent photo opportunities at each step you have to see it to believe it and how the river flows into Lake Superior

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank 1210tgho
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Angie from the Northern Lights Roadhouse restaurant in Beaver Bay, MN highly suggested we stop in Temperance to take in the beauty of the state Park and the falls. We owe her a world of thanks as we were in awe of the beautiful park...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Ta10p
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Endless paths along the river , amazing hiking along cliffs , all i can say is that this is must see. You can walk for miles and miles and connect with many other paths that lead you every direction. I believe their is a bike...More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank FencePert
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