6 Minnesota Waterfalls Worth Seeing in Winter

Davida Erdahl

Pipestone  Most folks really don’t quickly believe “waterfall” when they approach a trip to Pipestone Countrywide Monument, but the park’s Winnewissa Falls would make our list. Wander via the historic, sacred grounds, exactly where Native Individuals have sourced pipestone for prayer pipes for hundreds of yrs, and choose time to […]

Pipestone 

Most folks really don’t quickly believe “waterfall” when they approach a trip to Pipestone Countrywide Monument, but the park’s Winnewissa Falls would make our list. Wander via the historic, sacred grounds, exactly where Native Individuals have sourced pipestone for prayer pipes for hundreds of yrs, and choose time to pause at the pink quartzite cliffs and frozen falls. Make it a weekend with a remain at the reportedly haunted (but undeniably gorgeous) Calumet Inn. Reservation Ave.

Sandstone 

An uncomplicated hour-and-a-50 % push up I-35 will bring you to Banning State Park, house to the at times-frozen Wolf Creek Falls. Park at the picnic place (or the campground, which is quieter in the off-season) and wind via the forest to the short—but wide—waterfall of icicles. Bonus: This is the great prospect to inventory up on your wintertime supply of caramel rolls at Tobies, in Hinckley, a lot less than 15 minutes from the park. Banning Park Rd.

Mankato

Journey southwest to Mankato for a peek at Minneopa State Park’s icy falls. Even though minneopa roughly translates to “water falling twice” in Dakota, the most important-attraction 39-foot waterfall transforms into what seems to be like 1000’s of icicles in the course of wintertime months. Bonus points if you glimpse the park’s bison herd! Gadwall Rd.

Two Harbors

Headed up to the North? Halt by Gooseberry Falls State Park for a prospect to see 1 of the state’s most-visited cascades encased in layers upon layers of ice. If you have time for additional than a swift jaunt to the falls, pack your ice cleats for a hike all around the park. You may possibly even capture ice climbers scaling the Center or Lower Falls (but children, really don’t consider this at house!). Hwy. sixty one

Lutsen  

The five flowing falls at Cascade River State Park freeze into all-natural marvels in the course of wintertime months. Choose a split from snowboarding at Lutsen or cozying up at Bluefin Bay, and stroll a lot less than a mile into the park to see the falls. Pack your snowshoes or cross-region skis for a for a longer time trek into the breathtaking woods. Hwy. sixty one

Grand Portage 

Our state’s tallest waterfall is also this list’s northernmost. If you are up for a five-hour push, the Higher Falls at Grand Portage State Park gets to be a outstanding, straight-out-of-Frozen sculpture when it freezes. A 1-mile spherical trip hike passes by the a hundred and twenty-foot falls, close to the Minnesota-Ontario border (the park is at present open up to U.S. citizens the Canadian border is not). Stay in Grand Marais, just forty five minutes away, and connect with this a day trip in your North Shore tour. Hwy. sixty one

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