Gooseberry Falls State Park is one of several beautiful Minnesot state parks along the North Shore of Lake Superior. What makes this park stand out from the others, in my mind, is the ease of access to two of the larger falls. Both the upper and middle falls can be reached by wheelchair and do not require a very long walk from the parking lot by the visitor center (easily less than 1/2 mile). The lower falls are also easily reached as they are quite close to the middle falls but I can't recall if any ramps reach them. I am not personally aware of anywhere else in Minnesota where there is such easy access to so many beautiful falls (though there are places a bit harder to reach at Tettegouche, Cascade, and Temperance River State Parks that are arguably more picturesque).
If you up for a bit more of a hike, the hidden falls are less than an additional mile from the upper falls and are beautiful and more secluded from the large summer crowds.
Agate Beach along the Superior shore is pretty and only takes 15 minutes to reach from the main falls. It too is a bit more secluded and provides a great place for wading in the river and lake and skipping rocks.
We were only with adults when hiking to the hidden falls but easily made it to the upper, middle, and lower falls as well as Agate Beach with 5 children ranging in age from 4-10 years old.
The park is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. You can see the main falls with only a 30 minute visit but should allow more time if hiking beyond that or if you want to linger and enjoy the sights longer.
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