The Best Fall Colors along Highway 61


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