The Best Fall Colors along Highway 61

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Two Harbors to Illgen City via Beaver Bay

This drive takes you through the hardwood forests of the North Shore’s back country. You’ll see a variety of trees (and colorful leaves) including oak, maple, basswood and pines. From Hwy 61 drive north on Co. Rd. 3 to Lax Lake Road (Co. Rd. 4). Turn south and continue on to Illgen City.

Hike Castle Danger to Gooseberry Falls

This eight and a half mile hike along the Superior Hiking Trail has some tremendous overlooks including: Wolf Rock, Crow Creek Valley, and Mike’s Rock. Consider leaving a car at Gooseberry for this one. Take Co. Rd. 106 north (just past mile marker 36) – you’ll find a parking lot on your right.

Photo by Sharon Mollerus licensed under CC BY 2.0