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6 Must-See Waterfalls


Feel the rush this waterfall season!

Lester River – Duluth, MN (16.8 mi)

Located in Duluth, Minnesota at 61st Avenue East and Superior Street, the Lester Park River is the perfect place to spend an afternoon walking the trails, having a picnic and taking in nature's beauty without having to drive up the North Shore.

Tischer Creek – Duluth, MN (19.6 mi)

Tischer Creek, which is located within Congdon Park, offers visitors the opportunity to experience its waterfalls either on the trails alongside the creek or up above on one of the bridges. After entering the park, you may feel like you are in a completely remote place even though you are in a neighborhood within the city. This spot allows you to step into nature without having to go too far.

Gooseberry Falls -Two Harbors, MN (19.9 mi)

A crowd-pleaser of the North Shore, Gooseberry Falls is an easy hike that takes you on a loop around the upper, middle and lower falls. Visitors can view the river and the way it flows into Lake Superior from numerous spots along the winding trail. If you are going to stop anywhere, Gooseberry Falls is a place you don’t want to miss.

Chester Park – Duluth, MN (21 mi)

Another beautiful place to explore in Duluth, MN is Chester Park. Located right off of Skyline Drive, families and friends alike can walk the 2.5 mile hiking trail loop to experience the rushing waterfall that flows down towards Lake Superior.

Cascades at Split Rock – Two Harbors, Minnesota (26.1 mi)

While visiting Split Rock Lighthouse, hike the 5-mile loop to experience unforgettable views of the river’s cascades.

Jay Cooke State Park – Carlton, MN (40.2 mi)

A short ride from Duluth, MN, Jay Cooke State Park offers a couple of waterfalls to see. Walk a short hike from the Visitors Center to view a waterfall at Swinging Bridge Falls or park a little further up the road at Oldenburg Point to see a set of cascades. Experience one or both for an enjoyable day in the park!

Check out these videos for a glimpse of the waterfalls:

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