Friday, February 12, 2016

Gooseberry Falls offers variety of great trails

Vista of Gooseberry River flowing into Lake Superior.
Imagine a place where five waterfalls, all within a mile of one another, spill over billion-year-old rock, where both incredible vistas of the world’s largest Great Lake and paths past an array of sweet-scented wildflowers await, where you can traipse through historic handcrafted stone buildings or alongside a creek meandering about a forest of diverse scenery.

The place is real: It’s called Gooseberry Falls State Park, which many consider the crown jewel of Minnesota’s many natural gems.

Located along the North Shore about 30 miles northeast of Duluth, Gooseberry Falls is an outdoor recreational paradise. Minnesota’ second most visited state park, it’s popular among hikers, campers and nature lovers of all stripes. With about 630,000 annual visitors, more people visit Gooseberry Falls than half of all national parks.

Some great trails to hike in Gooseberry Falls include:
Waterfalls
Lake Superior vista
Wildflowers
Historic CCC buildings
Forest stream

Learn about more day hiking trails at and near Gooseberry Falls State Park in Day Hiking Trails of Gooseberry Falls State Park.