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Gooseberry Falls State Park

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Where to go: To get a sneak peak at fall colors hike the north east loop on the other side of the highway 61. To get there go under the bridge on either side and cross the river. This large loop can range in a three mile or longer hike traveling on unpaved trails and on hilly terrain. Get to the other side of the ridge and you'll get a glimpse of trees changing red and yellow.

What you'll see: Mushrooms continue to scatter the forest in shocking yellows, reds and oranges. Golden rod is blooming and some trees are starting to change.

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 10, 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.