2. North Shore State Parks
The best way to get to know a place is to explore the countryside, so hop in your car and head out to Minnesota’s North Shore. There are 8 state parks in the area, all of which are perfect to stop and stretch your legs, or spend a few days exploring this beautiful area and soaking in the views of Lake Superior.
Bring your camera and check out the waterfalls at Split Rock River. These are just some of the many different waterfalls, with others located at cross river and Tettegouche state park. Or, grab your hiking boots and hit the trails at Sonju Trail, or Gooseberry Falls State Park. Before you leave, pay a visit to Split Rock Lighthouse and take a photo – the vista looks like a postcard!