Busy Memorial Day Weekend of events at Gooseberry Falls State Park
May 18, 2018 11:29AM ● Published by Editor
Enjoy great views and discover falls history as you explore the Upper, Middle and Lower Falls. Don't forget your camera. Majority of the hike will involve descending stairs on this 3/4 mile walk. Meet at the Visitor Center Art Column.
Tweet, Soar Fly - Saturday, May 26 - 1:30-3:00pm
Discover the many of the birds that call Gooseberry home. Stop by to spin the bird quiz wheel, play spy-a-bird and learn to identify birds by their songs and calls. Meet the naturalists under the tent at the Visitor Center Trail Junction.
Stars have long been the center of imagination and legend. They have been used to record the stories of the past. The Ojibwe also used the stars as a way to remember the oral history of their people and marked the rise and fall of the seasons. Come discover for yourself the beautiful history of the Ojibwe people told through the stars.
We will start at Lady Slipper Lodge to learn Ojibwe constellations and make a constellation chart to take home. Next a short ½ mile walk to the picnic flow for viewing the Ojibwe Constellations for ourselves (weather permitting). Dress for the weather, bug spray and flashlight recommended for this longer program.
In Search of Wildflowers - Sunday, May 27 - 11:00am-12:00pm
Take a gentle walk in search of spring flowers. Learn identification tips, flower lore and legend of these colorful blooms. Meet at fireplace inside the Visitor Center. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.
All About Rocks - Sunday, May 27 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Rock ON! Explore the amazing and complex geologic history of the Gooseberry area. Listen to the rocks as they tell of lava flows, glaciers and roaring rivers. Learn to distinguish between the common rocks of the North Shore. Discover the creation of the Lake Superior agate and hone your rock identification skills. Drop by under the tent at the Visitor Center Trail Junction.