Category Archive: waterfalls

Canyon Falls and Presque Isle Park

We were a bit bummed to leave the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula but excited to get to Marquette to visit with Tom’s cousin. The drive was only a few hours but we all needed… Continue reading

Manganese Falls, Estivant Pines Sanctuary, Copper Harbor, and Fort Wilkins State Park

After setting up camp in Fort Wilkins State Park just outside the town of Copper Harbor we took Manganese Road out to Manganese Falls, a forty-ish foot cascade within a gorge. Of course… Continue reading

Keweenaw Peninsula Love: Eagle River Falls, Tempestuous Coast, Eagle Harbor Lighthouse, and More

The Keweenaw Peninsula is gorgeous. Like, if they didn’t get an average of 300 inches of snow a year (yes, you’re reading that correctly), I would consider living there someday. The peninsula has… Continue reading

A Wonderful Whirlwind of a Day in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Continuing to be the wonderful hosts that they are, Teri and Grey had a fantastic full day planned for us the following day. We started off on a hike along the Presque Isle… Continue reading

Copper Peak Ski Flying Hill and Black River Falls, Ottawa National Forest

Crossing back into the upper peninsula of Michigan we made our first stop to visit our friends Teri and Grey whom we met hiking Sleeping Giant. They had had many excellent suggestions for… Continue reading

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

Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota

Tettegouche was another fantastic state park on Minnesota’s North Shore. Centered around where the Baptism River meets the lake, the park features unique stretches of shore line where volcanic pink rhyolite cliffs abruptly… 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

Grand Portage State Park, Grand Portage National Monument, and Judge C.R. Magney State Park, Minnesota

After crossing the border from Ontario into Minnesota we made a few brief stops along Highway 61, hiked some short trails at two state parks and a national monument, and caught some great… Continue reading