Category Archive: beaches

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, the Briefest Possible Stop at Gooseberry Falls State Park, Two Harbors, and Canal Park in Duluth

The picturesque, octagonal-towered Split Rock Lighthouse, was built after the disastrous November 1905 storm that claimed eleven lives and nine ships on the relatively small Lake Superior coastline of Minnesota, one of which… Continue reading

Temperance River State Park, Minnesota

It was cloudy and drizzly again when we arrived at Temperance River State Park but the rain cleared out pretty quickly as we started our hike up the Gorge Trail. We began from… Continue reading

Cascade River State Park and Sweethearts Bluff Nature Area, Grand Marais

Our second day in Grand Marais we took a run ten miles south on Highway 61 to see Cascade River State Park in the morning, timing our visit between rain showers. We walked… Continue reading

Artists’ Point and Grand Marais, Minnesota

Grand Marais turned out to be an extremely enjoyable stop. After weeks of mostly hiking we decided to set up in the city campground on the south side of the bay and just… Continue reading

Casque Isles Trail, Aguasabon Falls, and Schreiber Beach

Leaving Neys we continued west, making brief stops along the way to check out rivers, bridges, and a large gorge with a phenomenal waterfall – Aguasabon Falls. We stopped at Schreiber to hike… Continue reading

Neys Provincial Park, Part 1: Dune Trail, a Beach Exploration, and More

We stayed at Neys Provincial Park after we left Pukaskwa National Park waiting for visibility to improve before continuing to our next planned hike. We had quickly figured out traveling around the Lake… Continue reading

Pukaskwa National Park, Part 2: Beach Trail and Manito Mikana Trail

After completing the short and inspiring trail around Halfway Lake we crossed an unused camping loop to access the Beach Trail along Lake Superior. Aptly named, the trail traces two driftwood-littered coves and… Continue reading

Carden Cove, Marathon, Ontario

Carden Cove is a fantastic inlet in which rounded forms of multi-billion year old volcanic rock of the Canadian Shield meet the lake. The eroded organic forms play host to ancient lichens and… Continue reading

Pebble Beach, Marathon, Ontario

Pebble Beach is a 2km stretch of beach loaded with deposits of huge rounded pebbles and driftwood. Smoothed by wave action, the large rocks are piled on the steep shoreline making for difficult… Continue reading

Lake Superior Provincial Park, Part 5: Agawa Rocks Pictographs and Sinclair Cove

The Agawa Rocks Pictographs were created by the Ojibwe people over the course of two thousand years though the ones that reman visible are believed to date from four hundred years ago at… Continue reading