MN North Shore – Autumn Journey – Day 1

Any long-time follower of this blog knows that with Cyndie and I; although destinations are great, it is all about the journey in between those destination that really stand as lasting memories through the years for us.  This trip was no exception.  The in between was great!

Our first day we made it as far as Grand Marais.  This is by far my favorite area on the MN North Shore to be.  Its close proximity to The Gunflint Trail, Judge CR Magney State Park, Cascade River State Park, Temperance River State Park and all of the back roads, forest roads and loops you can travel are via car are phenomenal.  It’s beautiful country.

Along the way to Grand Marais we stopped at Temperance River State Park.  Later in the afternoon we made out way out to Honeymoon Bluff.  There was no sunset to be had as it was cloudy and overcast, but we made the best of it.  It was full day.  Even Though the color was 100% or past peak (in most areas), there was still some great color and likely 80% less people than a week ago.  Day 1 was pretty smooth sailing; Day 2 though, we were part of a 3 car traffic jam on a forest road.  The congestion cleared soon enough though.  Here are some shot from day 1.

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5 Replies to “MN North Shore – Autumn Journey – Day 1”

  1. I’ve not explored this area of Minnesota. Ever. You are encouraging me to do so with these spectacular images. I’m always amazed at how diverse the geography of Minnesota. Prairie in the southwest and this complete opposite of lakes and trees in the northeast.

    1. Oh…Audrey – you are missing out! 🙂 I, too, do enjoy the diversity of Minnesota’s landscapes. The fauna are just as diverse – ringnecks in the south and ruffed grouse in the north. It is beautiful and wild country. Venture out a bit from the prairie. Do check it out; I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

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