On the North Shore of Lake Superior waterfalls are prolific. Most of the ones we visited we sought out and hiked to find them. Others were visible from the highway. Such was the case of Beaver Falls waterfalls.
We passed through Beaver Falls several times on our jaunts along the North Shore, yet never stopped to look. Each time we passed, people were on the bridge taking pictures and viewing the falls. Finally, Laurie said let’s stop and see.
There is a nice city park with picnic areas, restrooms, history and information along with a large parking lot adjacent to the falls. This was definitely the easiest of the falls to locate. Well we thought so. Viewing the falls from the highway bridge is easy and you can get some very good pictures. But of course, we wanted to get up close. There are paths leading to the falls, yet we think they were forged by individuals not by the town. If it is muddy – be very careful. We tried a couple of “paths” before we were comfortable making our way down to the water.
It was worth the hike. It is not a long walk, you just need to be careful and cautious about your step. Once down at the water, picture opportunities are very good. When we visited, the water level was low yet still impressive.
Even though there are many more waterfalls in the area, Beaver Falls was the last one we visited. Each of the falls we viewed has its own unique qualities. All of them brought joy and wonder to us along with a serenity and calming peace.