Waterfall Alert: Proceed with caution - I just can't help it.
We drove about 2 ½ hours up to Pattison State Park which is just a couple of miles south of Superior Wisconsin. It was a nice easy drive. When we got there and because I really hate making reservations, all of the electric sites were taken so we had to go to one of the sites with no electricity. I had half of a tank of water, my batteries were charged, so that was not a problem. Besides the length of the drive, the main reason to come here was that Pattison is the home of Wisconsin's tallest waterfall.
Manitou Falls stands at an impressive 165 feet. What was interesting was that these falls were not the crystal white gushing water falls that I normally think of. There was an awful lot of red water coming off the edge. Iron ore? Who knows – it was just different.
|Big Manitou Falls - all 165 feet of her|
|Little Manitou Falls|
We moseyed up the North Shore with a stop at Gooseberry Falls. I think I had pulled over once and done a quick look-see way back when, but this time I actually stopped to really look at the falls. You can't really live in Minnesota without seeing Gooseberry Falls – it is sort of like going to the State Fair and not getting cheese curds. It used to be that you had to just pull over to the side of the road and look, but they now have a very fancy, well-done Visitor's Center and paved paths down to the Falls
|Lovely Gooseberry Falls - so scenic, so pristine, so private|
|NOT - there were tons of people here|