Blueberry hill to Northern Light Lake
If you’re a childrens book author, the north shore is a great place to serve as inspiration for settings. Where else can you “take a trip up Blueberry Hill to take a peak at Northern Light Lake”?
Where is it?
You’ll find this trail up the Gunflint Trail, Northwest of Grand Marais about 13 miles. There will be a roadside turnoff on the right side. Careful, it comes up quick and is in the middle of a curve.
Hiking Northern Light Lake
To get to Northern Light Lake there are a couple of routes from this trailhead. You can head up Blueberry Hill about 1/2 mile round trip or at the same trail head you can take another path that won’t take you up to the overlook but will take you down to where the river feeds the lake.
Hiking up the Blueberry hill is moderate to difficult and over rocky terrain with steep elevation at times. The hike however is well worth the climb.
The namesake of the hill is accurate as there are large blueberry patches at the top of the overlook so if you visit during blueberry season, end of July usually, snag a few handfuls.
The region is known for blueberry picking, if you’re looking for something else to do while you’re out hiking, bring along a pail!
You should know
The rocky terrain makes the hike challenging. Wear appropriate footwear and if it’s rained recently it can be slick so use caution.