30 Jul A Photo Essay: Minnesota’s Lake Superior Shore
One of the activities we have been looking forward to most this summer was camping, especially along the Lake Superior Shore. There are so many great spots in Minnesota to camp, and we finally had the opportunity to sneak away for almost a week of camping in two different areas. Our first stop was Cascade River State Park in northeastern Minnesota; this campground is located right by Lake Superior, one of the beautiful Great Lakes.
We were excited to explore the towns and State Parks located along Lake Superior’s shore–we made stops at Grand Marais, Lutsen, Split Rock State Park, Gooseberry Falls, Two Harbors and Duluth. It was our first time visiting Grand Marais, and I fell in love with the adorable little town. The harbor with all the boats was so picturesque, especially with the fog that rolled in over the lake. Lutsen was also a lot of fun; we hopped on the Mountain Tram for some great views and flew down the hills on an Alpine Slide. Another activity that always makes it on our list is hiking. Thankfully, Minnesota is a great spot for hiking, and the trails we ventured out on were beautiful. We ran out of time to try the longer 7 mile hike at Cascade River State Park, but we did have a chance to climb the 3 mile trail to and from Lookout Mountain, and let me tell you–the views did not disappoint. Luckily, the scenery made it easy to forget about the heat; our paths wound through the forest and past waterfalls and rivers. It has been so fun to get out and explore our home state again, and we can’t wait to keep discovering even more!
Here’s a look at Minnesota’s Lake Superior Shore from Duluth to Grand Marais:
Have you ever been to Lake Superior or any of the Great Lakes?