Niagara of the North Shore Waterfall Season – Cook County, MN

Mar 27, 2022 | events/locations

After the snow melts, experience the raw power of North Shore waterfall season – a fleeting yet unforgettable spring wonder.

Peak waterfall season lasts about two weeks in April or May.

At the top of the North Shore, near the Canadian border, is stunning High Falls, “the Niagara of the North Shore.”

Some facts about High Falls:

Tallest waterfall in the state (120 feet).

Also called Pigeon Falls.

Located at the top of the North Shore in Grand Portage State Park, just short of the Canadian border.

About 45 minutes from Grand Marais, or just over five hours’ drive from the Twin Cities.

The walk to the viewing area is short enough for children.

In summer, a wooden boardwalk makes High Falls wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

Grand Portage State Park gets only 1/16 the crowds of Gooseberry Falls.


Cook County is home to the biggest, most mysterious and least-crowded of the North Shore’s waterfalls, including:

High Falls of the Pigeon River, the tallest waterfall in Minnesota, which gets only 1/16 the crowds of Gooseberry Falls.

Devil’s Kettle Falls, which flows into a mysterious (bottomless?) hole in the rock.

“Phantom falls,” ephemeral waterfalls that pour from the cliffs that line the Cook County stretch of Highway 61.

 Waterfall Season Stay Special

Lutsen Resorts

Package Details:

Stay 2 nights and receive a 3rd on us.
Rates vary with room type and season
All three nights must be within qualifying date range (see below)
All three nights must be in the same unit to qualify
Complimentary/discounted rooms are still subject to daily resort fee

Valid Dates:

April 4th – May 27th, 2022

 Reservation desk 1-800-218-8589 for information, rates and availability or book online.


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