A neighbor of ours recommended that we head to Grand Portage State Park to see the waterfalls while visiting the Lutsen, Minnesota area.
Grand Portage State Park is literally feet from the Canadian border. We could have gotten out of the car at the visitor center and walked across the border — that’s how close it was.
We were not disappointed in deciding to drive further north to see the waterfalls. They are beautiful.
The welcome center is very well maintained and once you enter the front doors, you simply walk across the hall to the other side and there are doors that take you to the trail that leads you to the waterfalls.
The half mile trail is handicapped accessible — that is truly amazing!
There are a few benches for resting along the way although the trail is not strenuous.
What’s this? Yup. A snake. Anyone know what kind it is? After encountering this one, my senses were a keenly more alert of my surroundings.
And we finally arrived. The falls are estimated to be 100-130 feet high. Approximately 3200 gallons of water per second come down these falls.
Looking across the river, you see Canada.
This is the Pigeon River — where the falls go when they “fall” …
And I was treated to a most beautiful sight! A rainbow. So calming.
Nothing else could compete with the rainbow for beauty on this day. A beautiful end to a beautiful day.
I was tempted to head into Canada to a town called Thunder Bay but that would have made for a really long day so we headed back to Lutsen.
Click here for more information High Falls on the Minnesota Department of Resources website.