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Agate Beach

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Agate Beach Gooseberry Falls

When most people think of Gooseberry Falls State Park, they think of the well-known falls that reside within the park. Though we certainly think the falls are incredibly beautiful, we also think the falls undermine another gem in the park: Agate Beach.

Agate Beach is found at the mouth of the Gooseberry River, where the water from the river meets the shore of Lake Superior. As its name suggests, the beach is a great spot for searching for prized Lake Superior Agates.

One of the most beautiful things about the beach, besides its intrinsic beauty, is the ever-changing beach and sandbar. Each season affects the formation differently. Melting snow in the spring results in a heavy flow of forceful water flowing down the river whipping out the sandbar. Calmer summer weather builds up the sandbar and fall’s powerful storms (and, of course winter’s beautiful ice formations) shift the rocks even more. Since the beach is constantly transforming you’ll likely feel like you’re on a new beach each time you visit.

After you’ve spent time at the beach, be sure to check out the Belle P. Cross anchor nearby and the Picnic Flow, a bed of ancient rock formed by lava over a billion years ago. Log and stone picnic tables build by the Civilian Conservation Corps are available on the rock and in surrounding areas.

To get to the beach, drive to Gooseberry Falls State Park (around 13 miles north of Two Harbors on MN-61). Take a right into the park and follow the signs down to the lakeshore parking area. After parking, continue by walking down to the mouth of the Gooseberry River.

 


 

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Top 10 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at Fisherman’s Picnic

Monday, August 1st, 2016

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  1. Your chance to win $10,000 plus 100’s of other prizes.
  2. Fireworks: A must in Harbor Park!
  3. Crazy Day Sales throughout the city.
  4. The cutest puppy contest.
  5. Music: Enjoy it all over Downtown Grand Marais, from Harbor Park to Raven’s Nest to Grandma Rays.
  6. BINGO and the beer garden (it’s a given – right?).
  7. The Grub: Foot long hot dogs, mini donuts, fish burgers, gyros, etc. The list goes on and on…
  8. The annual trail run/walk at Pincusion.
  9. The Parade. Who doesn’t love a good parade? The procession will start at 1:00 pm on Sunday from the Elementary School parking lot. It will head down Broadway Ave, turn right on Wisconsin Street and end at Hwy 61.
  10. Herring Toss (yes, you read that right!) in the middle of Broadway in downtown Grand Marais.

For a full schedule and to learn more about this year’s Fisherman’s Picnic, view Visit Cook County’s website.

 


 

Cascade Vacation Rentals offers the largest selection vacation rental homes, cabins, hotels and cottages on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Our rentals cover a large area from Duluth to Grand Portage and inland up the Caribou Trail, Gunflint Trail and throughout Cook County. View rentals by location (DuluthTwo HarborsSchroederTofteLutsenGrand MaraisGunflint Trail) or category type (pet-friendlylarge homes, inland lake homes, etc) at www.cascadevacationrentals.com.

 


 

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