Where to go: Experience fall at its best on all of the trails within Judge Magney State Park! Begin with the popular Devil's Kettle Trail that takes the hiker along the Brule River; then, get transported through fall on one of the woodland hikes of the Gauthier Creek or the Timberdoodle Trails.
What you'll see: Autumn's progression is underway. The mountain maples are starting their muted oranges, but the yellows and golds of the birch and aspen are slow to follow. Rains have produced an abundant crop of mushrooms. Beautiful purple-blues of the Large-leaved Asters are dotting the understory.
Also of interest: Accelerating fall winds have kicked up impressive wave action on Lake Superior. Temperatures have dropped; visitors should come prepared with an assortment of outerwear. Showers and flush toilets will be available through October 4; drinking water will be available through mid-October, weather permitting.Last updated: September 17, 2014
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4051 East Highway 61
The park is located 14 miles northeast of Grand Marais on State Highway 61.
Best time to contact the park:
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fall, Winter & Spring: Please contact Cascade River State Park at 218-387-3053.