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Photos: Fueled by snowmelt, North Shore waterfalls put on a show

Apr 15, 2019 06:31AM ● By Editor

The Pigeon River drops 120 feet within Grand Portage State Park at High Falls. Derek Montgomery for MPR News


By Derek Montgomery of Minnesota Public Radio News - April 15, 2019


From the streams that cascade through Duluth to mighty High Falls on the Canadian border, the waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore are putting on a show.

Fueled by snowmelt and free of winter's icy cloak, the rivers that tumble toward Lake Superior are near the peak of their annual spring spectacle.

Photographer Derek Montgomery ventured along Highway 61 to capture images from a few of the roaring falls.


The Gooseberry Falls State Park middle falls flow under a clear night sky
The middle falls at Gooseberry Falls State Park flow under a clear night sky on April 9 on Minnesota's North Shore. Derek Montgomery for MPR News

Tettegouche State Park high falls descends 70 feet
High Falls at Tettegouche State Park is the highest waterfall entirely within the state of Minnesota. Here, the river roars after a full day of precipitation on April 9. The Baptism River drops 70 feet at High Falls as it makes its way to Lake Superior. Derek Montgomery for MPR News

The Cascade River makes its way through a gorge
The Cascade River makes its way through a gorge filled with waterfalls big and small Tuesday, April 9 at Cascade River State Park near Lutsen, Minn. Derek Montgomery for MPR News

The Temperance River flows on its way to Lake Superior
The Temperance River flows on its way to Lake Superior within Temperance River State Park near Schroeder, Minn. Derek Montgomery for MPR News

To see more of Derek Montgomery's amazing photo gallery of waterfalls on the North Shore, follow this link to the Minnesota Public Radio News website.  
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/04/14/photos-minnesota-north-shore-waterfalls

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