Five Northland spots to visit this Spring
While it doesn’t look like Spring outside, we’re hoping for the best weather to explore. Sarah Glensner, known as @Sarah_UpNorth on Instagram, shares 5 places for Northlanders to visit this Spring, including both free and options that require a park pass.
Sarah tells us, “I focus mostly on Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin but also throughout the Midwest.” Here’s her picks:
- Chambers Grove Park– “I would recommend starting off with a local park, Chambers Grove. When it finally becomes Spring, you can visit when the pelicans migrate.” There’s hike, bike, and paved trails in this location.
- Jay Cooke State Park- This is the closet state park to Duluth. “This requires a park pass or day pass. That place is notorious for the beautiful swinging bridge. That’s a great place to visit even when it’s snowy outside because you can see the water at its height.”
- Split Rock Lighthouse– “If people are looking to go out of town and hit up a popular spot, I would hit Split Rock State Park early. Book a historic tour on their website before the summer crowd.”
- Banning State Park– “This is about an hour away from Duluth, and it’s a historic Sandstone quarry. And a beautiful Kettle River visiting sight.”
- Cornucopia, WI/ The Lost Falls- “We know right now that travel can be difficult around the south shore. But now’s a great time to visit a town called Cornucopia. There’s amazing trails there known as The Lost Falls.” Sarah recommends checking trail conditions before you go hiking.