Last weekend we made the most of our weekend and drove up to the North Shore. (Don’t worry, my Berlin post is coming soon!)
It was perfect because the colors of the leaves had changed and it was a beautiful day outside. We started out the morning by driving up to Duluth, where we stopped for lunch. Then from there it was just a quick hour drive to Gooseberry Falls, where we started our tour.
Fall is my favorite season. It finally cools down, the leaves change colors. It’s easy to find things to photograph. If you’ve never been before, Gooseberry Falls is for sure worth a visit. It’s about a 5 minute walk from the parking/rest area. It’s also free!
Split Rock Lighthouse
Our next stop was the Split Rock Lighthouse. It costs $10 to get into the area, but it’s well worth it. You get access to all of the buildings and can take a guided tour. We opted for a self tour. It was fun to learn more about the history of the lighthouse, and to see the additional buildings that you don’t really think about when you think of a lighthouse.
Pro tip: it’s worth walking down the hundreds of steps where the old tram is. You’ll get great views of the lighthouse from down by the water. Just be ready to walk back up all of those steps!
I can see now why everyone posts from Fall on the North Shore. It’s definitely my new favorite Fall spot. Have you been out fall leaf hunting this season?