June 27th, 2016 – North Shore (Day 1) – Minnesota

Today, we drove the North Shore Drive along Lake Superior in Minnesota, headed toward Grand Portage.  On the way we made several stops.  The Two Harbors Light (2nd picture) is the oldest operating lighthouse in Minnesota.  Overlooking Lake Superior’s Agate Bay, the lighthouse is located in Two Harbors, Minnesota which was a major shipping point for the iron ore of the Mesabi Range in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Gooseberry Falls State Park (the rest of the pictures but the last one) surrounds the mouth of the Gooseberry River and includes Upper, Middle and Lower Gooseberry Falls.  These falls were amazing1

Split Rock Lighthouse was completed in 1910 by the United States Lighthouse Service at a cost of $75,000, including the buildings and the land. It is considered one of the most picturesque lighthouses in the United States.

We also stopped at The Agate Shop.  Armed with a guide that she purchased, and with actually seeing what an agate looks like, Leslie was able to find a few as we stopped at various beaches along the way.

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2 thoughts on “June 27th, 2016 – North Shore (Day 1) – Minnesota

  1. Carmie Cook

    Traveled that road several times on the way to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness – it is beautiful and your pictures were outstanding. Keep the posts and pictures coming!

  2. Judy

    The Lighthouse looks so unique – I have never seen a square one before. Would love to see in with my own two eyes. And the waterfalls are beautiful.

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