North Shore waterfalls are plentiful and a favorite among visitors to the region.
Why does are there north shore waterfalls in Minnesota?
The bounty of waterfalls in the north shore are thanks to ancient volcanoes.
Thousands of years ago when the region was covered by water, underwater volcanoes formed layers of rock. The different rock layers had various strengths based on how quickly the lava cooled. This difference in layer strength allowed some layers to erode more easily than others thus creating the waterfalls in the waters rush to the lake superior basin.
When’s the best time to see them?
Well, if you can plan your trip by season, the waterfalls are stunning in the spring, just after the snow melt from the previous winter. However, the waterfalls are magnificent year round. They are also quite unique in the winter when the outer water has frozen, but you can still see and sometimes here the waterfall racing behind the wall of ice.