The cascades of Cascade River State Park, Minnesota

It took me until last summer to discover the rushing waters of Cascade River State Park, but once I did, it became one of my favorite discoveries of the summer.

Exploring the cascades of the Cascade River

A lovely (short) trail leads directly into the forest from the side of Highway 61. The trail begins climbing immediately and soon you are alongside the Cascade River – a fast flowing stream that splashes down a series of ledges as it drops 900 feet in the last three miles of its race to Lake Superior.

waterfalls at Cascade River State Park Minnesota - www.ExplorationVacation.net

waterfalls at Cascade River State Park Minnesota - www.ExplorationVacation.net

It’s a lovely sight.

While many of the smaller drops along the Cascade River are easy to get close to, the serious waterfalls are more reclusive.

Cascade River State Park Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

cascades at Cascade River State Park Minnesota - www.ExplorationVacation.net

cascades at Cascade River State Park Minnesota - www.ExplorationVacation.net

However, even if you have to enjoy the Cascade River’s bigger falls from a distance, it’s still a lovely sight.

waterfall at Cascade River State Park Minnesota - www.ExplorationVacation.net

And well worth the short ramble through the woods along the river.

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