Discover Duluth Redux: Pattison State Park, Vol. IIHeading back over to America's Dairyland, I'm reminded of something I read on HikerCentral.com: "There's no way to get bored in Wisconsin if you adore the outdoors."
By: Matthew R. Perrine, Budgeteer News
Originally published May 14, 2008, on DuluthBudgeteer.com.
Heading back over to America's Dairyland, I'm reminded of something I read on HikerCentral.com: "There's no way to get bored in Wisconsin if you adore the outdoors."
In the site's review of Pattison State Park (aka the closest state park to Duluth) it was noted that, if you come at the right time of the year, its water source, the Black River, produces some remarkable whitewater sights.
Well, I'm here today to tell you that ... 'tis the season. As evidenced by some of these photos — though they do little justice to a firsthand experience — there's no better time than now to witness this river at its most ferocious.
While the expedition in front of you was concentrated mainly on the area surrounding the "Little" Manitou Falls, I managed to sneak in a picture of the legendary Big Manitou Falls for those who aren't familiar with the park and its biggest attraction.
Get acquainted now: Like I said a year ago, Pattison State Park and its choice set of waterfalls, located roughly 10 minutes south of Superior on Highway 35, may be your new best friend this summer as gas prices continue to break records (and the bank).
For complete directions and park admission fees, click on the "Pattison State Park Online" link.
"Discover Duluth" is an ongoing photo essay series by Matthew R. Perrine that highlights points of interest in and around the region. For more photos from this set, click on the accompanying photo gallery.