The North Shore Scenic Drive Highway 61, an All-American Road, has more state parks on it than any other highway in Minnesota. Two of the most popular state parks in Minnesota are located within 40 minutes of the resort, Gooseberry Falls State Park and Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. Palisade Head, with its towering cliffs and magnificent vistas of Lake Superior, is a hidden treasure just North of Silver Bay. Make sure to walk over the bridge at Jay Cooke State Park for a great view of the St. Louis River. Tettegouche State Park has miles of wilderness walking and hiking trails above Lake Superior that lead into the Sawtooth Mountains. All of these state parks provide a great day of adventure from the resort, and are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.
- Split Rock Light House
- Gooseberry Falls State Park
- Jay Cooke State Park
- Tettegouche State Park
- Palisade Head State Park
- Amnicon Falls
- Pattison State Park
Park trails link up to the Willard Munger State Trail at the north edge of the state park; perfect for sightseeing backpackers, bikers (both mountain and tour), hikers, horseback riders, and skiers. Driving distance from Canal Park makes these attractions something anyone on an adventure is looking for.
Carlton, MN 55718
Gooseberry Falls is the gateway to the North Shore. The state park is known for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, Lake Superior shoreline, Civilian Conservation Corps log and stone structures, and north woods wildlife. Northshore Drive takes you all the way up for sightseeing the attractions of Gooseberry Falls.
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Amnicon Falls State Park features a series of delightful waterfalls and rapids along the Amnicon River. You can view them from a covered foot bridge or trails along the river making the views fantastic. This state park is something you need to see.
South Range, WI 54874
Pattison State Park features the highest waterfalls in Wisconsin, and the fourth highest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. Big Manitou Falls is 165 feet high, and Twin Little Manitou Falls is 31 feet high. This 1,436-acre state park also has a lake with a beach, a nature center, camping, nine miles of hiking trails […]
Superior, WI 54880
Split Rock Lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark and State Park in MN. Completed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1910, Split Rock Light Station soon became one of Minnesota’s best known landmarks and historic buildings. Restored to its 1920s appearance, the light station offers a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular […]
Two Harbors, MN 55616