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Rare Autumn Rain Storm Creates Raging Waterfalls in Minnesota

Posted by Kjersti Vick on 10/3/17 12:25 PM
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The epic rainstorm last night has caused a rare phenomena, peak waterfall flow during peak fall colors.


While throughout the spring and summer it is not uncommon to see waterfalls flowing at such an incredible rate on the North Shore of Lake Superior, however it is less common in the fall. Typically autumn is less rainy then the summer months but this year is an exception. This has caused a few unique natural events this year - vividly bright fall colors and raging waterfalls!

The Cascade River at Cascade River State Park was exceptionally stunning today.

With wild water overflowing the normal path



Where Lake Superior meets the Cascade River was especially stunning. 

Don't overlook the Pop-up Waterfalls that line Highway 61

or the little moments beside the river

So put on your rain gear and head out to find special waterfall moments today!

Download: Waterfall Map


Topics: Fall, Grand Marais, Scenic Drives, Lutsen Tofte Schroeder, Outdoors