North Shore Waterfall Guide

By Odyssey Resorts
Explore the ultimate guide to North Shore waterfalls.
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Ready to start chasing waterfalls? With the North Shore thaw underway and spring right around the corner, there’s no better time to explore some of the region’s must-see roadside waterfalls. We've got your next North Shore adventure all mapped out from Duluth’s Lester River to High Falls at Grand Portage. The scenic views, coupled with the smells and sounds of early spring, are the perfect cure for cabin fever!

Area Dining

Odds are, if you're chasing waterfalls all day, you will work up a big appetite and thirst for something to reward all your hard work hiking to these waterfalls. Here are a few of our local favorite spots! 

Odyssey Resorts has teamed up with Vikre Distillery to offer three signature waterfall-themed cocktails this spring. Stop in at each of Odyssey's three restaurants to try each one! 

Northern Waters Smokehaus in Duluth is a unique gourmet specialty market and eatery offering some of the best-smoked fish and sandwiches in the region. 

Ledge Rock Grille at Larsmont Cottages is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is serving up locally inspired foods such as a superb walleye sandwich. Don't forget to try the Vikre approved TLC waterfall cocktail! 

Grand Superior Grill at Grand Superior Lodge has one of the best lake view dining on the shore and has something for everyone to enjoy. Ask about the weekly special! You will also find another Vikre signature waterfall cocktail! 

Lemon Wolf Cafe in Beaver Bay has lovely homemade bread and soup and some brag-worthy desserts! 

Moguls Taproom & Grille at Caribou Highlands has magnificent mountain views and an eclectic atmosphere for meeting up with friends. Enjoy dining in or hanging outside by one of many outdoor firepits and grab a bite from the Hyggelig Stuga. Don't forget to try Mogul's limited-time waterfall cocktail with Vikre spirits! 

Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais is a solid pitstop when heading through this famous small town. Great food, excellent service, live music, and breathtaking views of the harbor! 

Essential Gear

  • Firm Hiking Boots 
  • Wool Socks
  • Minnesota State Parking Pass 
  • GPS Navigation or Trail Maps (You can find print maps at all Minnesota State Parks)
  • Reusable Water Bottle 
  • Day Pack - great for packing snacks, extra socks, and of course a camera if you have one! 
  • Hat and sunglasses 
  • Trekking Poles 

Chasing Waterfalls Playlist

Listen to Odyssey Resorts waterfall-inspired Spotify playlist on your next road trip to the North Shore when you go chasing waterfalls! Be sure to check out other North Shore Experience playlists under our Spotify channel, such as Campfire Songs, Hit the Trails, and Lake Superior Zen.

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