The North Shore of Minnesota

After driveway surfing in Wisconsin we headed back into Minnesota up to the North Shore.  We stayed at Burlington Bay Campground in Two Harbors right on Lake Superior.  Do you see a Fat Cat on the fence?


She’s easier to see close up.


Lake Superior is amazing!  I swear this seems so much more like the ocean to me than a lake.  It’s enormous and on windy days the waves were just as big as ocean waves.




One evening we went to visit beautiful Gooseberry Falls State Park, and enjoyed riding the bike trails.







We heard that when you’re in Two Harbors you must stop and try Betty’s Pies.  So after walking and biking around Gooseberry Falls we stopped there for dinner and dessert.  Delicious!


Another evening we checked out Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.  Wow, this was absolutely gorgeous!





We also enjoyed walking the trail across the street from our campground.  I loved watching the waves crash against the rocks!


That’s our home back there, parked in between several other homes with a view.


We found a nice playground down the street for my little monkey.


On Saturday my boss and his wife and daughter came up to visit us for the day.  We went back to Gooseberry Falls with them.  It was a lot colder that day than when we went earlier in the week, but lots of fun to enjoy this with Mike and his family.  They have been here many times before and were able to show us around to other areas of the park that we missed when we went the first time.  It’s always nice to have locals to show us around!





We got to see an eagle on the trail!


I’m so glad we took this trip up to the North Shore.  It was a little out of our way since we were on a tight timeline to get to North Carolina by mid-October, but it was worth it.  Such a beautiful area and definitely a place I would like to go back to again when we have more time.

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10 thoughts on “The North Shore of Minnesota

  1. Minnesota looks so beautiful! Split Rock Lighthouse and Lake Superior seem to have such a different look and vibe than anywhere I’ve ever been–so open and serene. Your sunset shots are gorgeous! I’ve never been out east…looking forward to reading about fall in NC!

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    • I’m afraid I won’t have many fall pictures from NC. We went to Charlotte for my parent’s 50th anniversary celebration, but it doesn’t look like fall there yet. And now we’re on our way back to Florida with a stop in SC. Last year we spent the fall in Tennessee and it was gorgeous! Maybe next year we’ll spend fall in another place like that. 😉

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  2. Lake Superior does look like an ocean! Gooseberry Falls and Split Rock lighthouse SP look like great places to visit. We are heading to Minneapolis next year, don’t think we’ll have time to do much exploring, but I’ll keep these places in mind in case we can make our way up towards Lake Superior. Looks like you guys had a great time!

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  3. Fantastic part of the world! I hope you get a chance to visit Apostle Islands while you are in the area…

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  4. such a beautiful area up there isn’t it? lovely pictures, lovely family 🙂

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