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Gooseberry Falls State Park

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Where to go: Peak color was last week and at least half our leaves have fallen, but there is still plenty of fall in the air and in the landscape! Follow the trail down the river to the lakeshore to see the contrast between fall color on the land and the steel-gray lake.

What you'll see: Yellow leaves are falling, carpeting the trails and flying all around you. The tamaracks are changing to yellow, too. Bald eagles and other late season birds are still migrating through the area. Look up for raptors and down for sparrows scratching in the underbrush!

Also of interest: Kids - get a free book and start earning your Jr. Naturalist badge and certificate today! P.S. - this will be our last fall color report for 2014!

Last updated: October 21, 2014 

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Getting there

3206 Highway 61 East
Two Harbors, MN 55616

From the town of Two Harbors, follow State Highway 61 northeast approximately 13 miles to the park.


Phone: 218-595-7100

Email: gooseberryfalls.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.