Highway 61, one of Minnesota’s most storied and classic byways, spans the length of the state from north to south along the eastern border. And the northern leg of the thoroughfare, a 150-mile stretch from Duluth up to Grand Portage, follows the rocky, rugged cliffs that hug Lake Superior. There is a lot of history and beauty along this jaunt, and here are ten of the most iconic sites present today.
Every nature lover enjoys a good waterfall. It’s a fact. Minnesota has a nice selection of them, especially on the North Shore and the Duluth area. But there are others too. Lots of them. I could have easily went to the top 20 with this list, but for brevity’s sake, we’ll keep it short and simple. Per usual, it was a tough call, but here are the top 10 most distinct and alluring waterfalls in Minnesota.
With all the lakes and rivers in Minnesota, it’s not uncommon to find the occasional waterfall. And while the majority of them are found on the North Shore, Minneapolis is blessed to have one right in the city. Minnehaha Falls is a 50-foot waterfall section of Minnehaha Creek, which flows through the Minneapolis area and its suburbs. “Minnehaha” translates to ‘waterfall’ in Dakota and it is found in a city park near the Mississippi River.