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Top 5 things to do at Cascade River State Park

Winter Hiking at Cascade State Park

Cascade River State Park is a beautiful park with a rushing river running throughout its entirety. Large waterfalls that lay within a gorge lined with moss and ferns that grow on volcanic rock are one of this parks magnificent features. Only ten miles southwest of Grand Marais, a trip to explore all this park has to offer would leave you with no regrets. Check out these 4 things to do at Cascade River State Park:

  1. Cast a line and fish: The Cascade River is known for its perfect fishing spots and beautiful scenery. If no luck is found in the river, Lake Superior is only a short distance away. Steelhead, brook trout, and salmon are some of the common fish that could be reeled in as this park.
  1. Take a hike: Including trails up both sides of the river, this park offers 18 miles of trails that are perfect for a hike either long or short. The trails lead to a variety of destinations including Lake Superior and Lookout Mountain.
  1. View the rushing waterfalls: the beautiful stair step waterfalls that cascade up the river is what gives this unique park its name. With a nice waterfall right below the footbridge and additional waterfalls 2 miles inland, the views make the hike worth it.
  1. Grab your skis and hit the trails: with 27 kilometers of trails, Cascade offers an easy loop for beginners but also fun for any experience level. There are plenty of interconnected moderate and difficult trails that connect to trails outside the park.
  2. Birdwatch: Different birds visit and live in the state park throughout the year. Print off a birding checklist for the state park, grab a pair of binoculars and make your way to Cascade River State Park.


Virtual tour of Cascade River State Park


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