Gooseberry Area

Just up the road from Two Harbors is the tiny burg, Castle Danger, whose moniker has conjured a number of theories, including that it was named after a boat, theĀ Castle, that ran aground nearby or that the shoreline cliffs looked a bit castlelike, If you squint a bit. In just the right light. Whatever the namesake, this little burg is a nice base for hiking the Superior Hiking Trail, riding the Gitchi Gami Trail and rambling about Gooseberry Falls State Park.

Things to do in Gooseberry

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Stops Along the Way

Silver Cliff Tunnel and Overlook (mile marker 30.6)

Wayside rest is on the northeast side of the tunnel; walk the half-mile paved path that follows the old highway bed at cliff’s edge. Wide open to Lake Superior


Downtown Castle Danger (mile marker 36.8)

So small, but so many things to do in and near Castle Danger and Gooseberry Falls State Park.
History, geology, nature, culture, pie and the Big Lake.


winter at gooseberryGooseberry Falls State Park (mile marker 39.5)

Four-season park [really!]; rushing waterfalls, wildflowers, hiking, naturalist programs, biking, fishing, fall colors, birding, skiing plus shopping, exhibits and info.


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