Category Archives: Sights For Shore Eyes

“Fall” in love with your senses!

Fall.  What a beautiful time of year on the north shore. If you’ve never experienced it, let us share what’s waiting for you.  The Silver Bay Area is reknowned for its breathtaking and rugged shoreline, but it is the stellar fall colors that bring leaf lookers pouring into our area year after year….and for good reason!

The fall colors and smells reach deep into your soul during autumn. Peace. Serenity. Calm. Experience a hike, where the autumn moon rises over the trail and the sounds of your childrens laughter echo amongst the leaves. FEEL the crispness of a cool autumn night as you enjoy a bonfire on our stellar beaches while listening to the quieting caress of waves nearby.  HEAR the solitude of a leisurely walk with your loved one while peering at the beauty of Split Rock Lighthouse along the rugged and rocky shoreline. SEE leaves dance around you as you enjoy an ATV (All Terrain Vehichle) ride through pristine forests and winding trails, encompassed with falling leaves that lead to a yellow brick road of enjoyment around the next bend.  Experience the fall foliage from a distant peak such as Palisade Head where you can enjoy a 180° panoramic view of Lake Superior and the Superior National Forest.  And don’t forget the simple enjoyment of a good book and a cozy sweater while curled up in front of a crackling hearth fire back at the lodge, where luxury accommodations await you.

Yes, the Silver Bay Area has it all. But don’t take our word for it—EXPERIENCE IT.

Spring is for waterfalls on the North Shore

Spring is waterfall season along the North Shore.  In the Silver Bay area, the Beaver River is viewable from the Highway 61 bridge that crosses it.  North Shore WaterfallThere are several waterfalls on the Baptism River, including Illgen Falls, accessible from Highway One.  You can also  view the High Falls on the Baptism – the highest Minnesota waterfall completely in the state – by hiking in from various routes.  The shortest hike is from the Tettegouche State Park trailhead.  There’s even a book titled Waterfalls of Minnesota’s North Shore, by Eve and Gary Wallinga.  It’s an excellent guide with many pictures.  Waterfall Season is typically between the 20th and 30th of April, but I think the rivers are about as big as they’re going to get right now.  Just saw two carloads of kayakers heading up Highway 1 toward Finland this afternoon.  Come up and see our thundering waterfalls!  Visit www.heartofthenorthshore.com to locate accomodations just right for you.