the Visit Neighboring States Series
The Upper, Middle and Lower falls are all easily accessible by stroller along smooth hard-surfaced walkways. A modern visitor center with gift shop is the entrance point to the falls.
Swimming is not recommended at Gooseberry Falls State Park, however you can bring water shoes and wade in the edge of the river or climb the slippery rocks. Our family loved this state park and spent over three hours here.
Superior Hiking Trail overlaps park trails and it worth the hike to Fifth Falls. Our seven year-olds had no trouble on these more challenging fun trails!
Moving along the river up to Fifth Falls was a fun adventure. We hiked about two hours. Daddy carried a day pack with water, snacks and other necessities.
Don’t forget to venture down to Agate Beach and the rocky cliffs overlooking the lake! It’s worth the $5 day pass fee which will also allow you to visit Split Rock Lighthouse State Park pebble beach.