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Cascade Falls

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Cascade Falls State ParkWhat a coincidence! The first waterfall located on the Cascade River is called Cascade Falls. A short distance from the trailhead, this waterfall lies within a gorge filled with moss and ferns growing on black volcanic rock. As you follow the trail lined with birch, spruce, and white cedar, stop to see the views of Lake Superior along the way.

Located within the Cascade River State Park, the Cascade Falls is only the first of many waterfalls located within the park. The string of waterfalls located near the mouth of the river have been given the name “The Cascades”, which are very well known to many for their unique beauty. A quick hike up a well-maintained trail brings you to many overlooks and bridges that span the Cascades.

The Cascades are especially known for their fishing and fall colors, but double as a perfect spot to strap on your cross-country skis during the winter months. Plan a day to hike the trail and enjoy the area’s beauty, and maybe even take a dip in the crystal clear water.

TThings to do on the North Shoreo get to the Cascade Falls: Follow directions to Cascade River State Park. The falls are located one-third of a mile northeast of highway 61. Parking is at the mouth of the river

Note: If you have been to Cascade Falls in the past, you’ll likely notice a major change: the old cedar tree that grew in front of the waterfall has recently fallen. A new view of the falls has now opened up for visitors. Check out the change when you are there next!

 

 

Want to learn more about area waterfalls or Cascade State Park? If so, check out previous posts of ours like the Top North Shore Waterfalls and Top 5 things to do at Cascade River State Park.

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Ray Berglund State Wayside

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Last week we took a little break to stop by the Ray Berglund State Waysid. It is located on highway 61 between Tofte and Lutsen and was established in 1951 as a memorial to a business man and conservationist. It includes a half-mile trail along the Onion River, picnic areas (with excellent views!), and a recently rebuilt sanitation facility.

Here a few photos that we snapped during the little adventure:

The restrooms/sanitation facilities were recently rebuilt. In the distance the stairs mark the beginning of the half-mile hiking trail

The restrooms/sanitation facilities were recently rebuilt. In the distance the stairs mark the beginning of the half-mile hiking trail.

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A view from the top of the trail stairs. There are many great views from the trail, especially from the picnic site that is located about 100 feet from the parking lot.

Clintonia (Blue Bead Lily) berries lined the trail

Clintonia (Blue Bead Lily) berries lined the trail

Bee

We love seeing bees, especially as populations decline around the world.

Onion River

Onion River

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