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High Falls

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This is absolutely beautiful and easy to get to. The walk is easy, as well. Loved it!!!! Highly... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Carolyn S
Worth the extra drive north of Grand Marais

We'd never bothered to drive past Grand Marais before, but I think the scenery is well worth it... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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Minnesota's tallest waterfall at 120 feet.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is absolutely beautiful and easy to get to. The walk is easy, as well. Loved it!!!! Highly recommend to see this falls in MN.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We'd never bothered to drive past Grand Marais before, but I think the scenery is well worth it; we'll be back. And the Falls themselves are very dramatic and there's an easy paved trail getting up to it - even the elderly mobility-challenged member of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindigogo
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Driving up the North shore of Lake superior to Canada is a great road trip. This waterfall is a must see. Get out of our car explore, take it in - is more beautiful every time I see it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Journey01979076060
Reviewed September 11, 2018

I have seen this from both sides, and I believe the MN side is best. The walkway makes for an easier walk. There are stairs to decks for extra special viewings at a couple spots. It is interesting to see where the logs came down...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

High Falls in Grand Portage, Minnesota have a fascinating history. These falls were the reason goods had to be transported in canoes.The United States and Canadian border share these High Falls. After visiting Fort William in Ontario, Canada and Th Grand Portage National Monument a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Karen J
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I live here and I go the quite often.. Very beautiful.. About a half a mile walk on paved trail with plenty of rest places for the elders.Try it and I know you will love it..

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clinkster
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This waterfall was very impressive and more than I anticipated when compared to other falls in Northern MN. The walk up is short (about 1/2 mile) and is all paved or boardwalk making it very accessible. We even had a stroller with us. You start...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Viewing the high falls was a nice stop to add to our trip after crossing the border back into the states from Canada. The visitor center there is nice and the stroll to view the falls provides for a nice leisure walk to stretch your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AleciaLester
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The high falls on the Pigeon River is the tallest waterfall in Minnesota. The trail to the falls from the parking lot at the visitor center is about 1/2 mile of paved trail and boardwalk through the boreal forest to the falls. The views are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank deepwoods
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

You are driving that far to the Minnesota/Ontario border, you gotta visit this historic site. Yes, I learned using the work ‘historical/historic’ before everything like all the American 😜🤣. The truly a place to visit with family and friends. Indian’s ingenious way of doing business...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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November 7, 2018|
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Response from Journey01979076060 | Reviewed this property |
Not really a place to swim, more like wading in the water.
Lisa M
August 21, 2016|
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Response from anuragsaurabh | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to to Canada, it is before the border checkpoint.
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Yes you may bring pets. Entering is free.
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Lakeland, Florida
Which airport(s) for both upstate NY and Manhattan? (17 Replies)
We are flying into one of the 3 NYC airports on a Friday and driving straight to High Falls, NY for a wedding. After the wedding we'll head back to NYC for Sunday night, flying out on Monday. Trying to figure out which airports are best to fly in and out of, we will likely have a rental car the entire time. I know either LGA or EWR are best if we are driving north after we land, struggling with which one to fly back out of.
April 23, 2018|
Response fromMichael F|
Perhaps Albany might be a good option but you're probably flying nonstop to one of the nyc airports. I would think lga is your best bet but if prices are cheaper from EWR that's fine too. Avoid JFK.
New York
North Shore Scenic Drive Plans (10 Replies)
I have started a new thread. I'd like to lay-out my trip. Feel free to make comments or alternative suggestions. Also, my plan is to be back in the Twin Cities by 6 pm on Tuesday August 25. A general question I also have is do I just "do" everything as I am driving north, and then just head back to the cities at the end, or save some things on the drive back? 1. I fly from NYC to MSP on Saturday August 22, scheduled to arrive at 1 pm. Rent the car and start driving up north on Hwy 35. ...More
August 16, 2015|
Response fromMomMobile5|
I can only comment on part of this as I haven't been farther north than Split Rock, but personally, flying in from NYC, getting a rental, driving north across a good chunk of the Twin Cities metro, driving 2:45ish hours up to Duluth, driving beyond Duluth and taking in both Gooseberry and Split Rock in one day would utterly kill me. I'd stop in Duluth, check into my hotel, eat a really nice, relaxing dinner (in or out of Canal Park), drive to Canal Park, stroll the lake walk, walk out to...More
Manchester, United Kingdom
Our trip to New York in April 2016 (1 Replies)
My wife and I along with two daughters (both in their twenties) are travelling to New York towards the end of April 2016. We will be spending Saturday through to Wednesday in New York City because we have not been there before. The wedding is in High Falls (two hours north) the following Saturday and we plan to arrive there on the Friday afternoon. Any suggestions on where to visit (and stay) on the Wednesday and Thursday nights? We have thought about the Hamptons or Martha's Vineyard but...More
December 29, 2015|
Response fromHowland_Owl|
Martha's Vineyard is much more than a 2 or 3 hour drive. In fact you cannot drive there since it is an island. You have to drive maybe 5 hours from NYC and then take a ferry. It might make more sense to head in the general direction of High Falls, such as the Hudson Valley along the Hudson River.