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Gooseberry Falls State Park

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Where to go: Looking for fall colors? Hike inland to catch a glimpse of birches and maples starting to turn shades of yellow and red. Hiking up the Gooseberry River and on either of the larger loops that travel north will give you a good opportunity to see evidence of the changing season. Otherwise, hike down to the mouth of Gooseberry River and explore the picnic flow area to see the start of our fall north storms on Lake Superior.

What you'll see: Golden rod is adding a splash of yellow among the still green forest and continue to search the forest floor for explosions of red and orange as mushrooms continue to bloom.

Also of interest: Many fall color hikes are taking place throughout September and into October. Check out the Gooseberry Falls State Park website and click on the Events Calendar to see what is going on during your visit.

Last updated: September 17, 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: 218-834-3855

Email: gooseberryfalls.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.