Devil’s Kettle Falls in the North Shore

On our way back home, we made a few stops along the Minnesota North Shore. Devil’s Kettle Falls is located in the Judge C. R. Magney State Park and about an hour round-trip hike to the falls area from the parking lot. My car’s battery also crapped out on us during this stop too.

A wintery canyon in Canada, the Ouimet Canyon!

After driving through Sleeping Giant and realizing that nothing was open there for activities, we decided to make a trip out to Ouimet Canyon hoping that it wouldn’t let us down either. Fortunately for us, the park area and lookout pods were open!

Niagara of the North, Kakabeka Falls

A waterfall on the Kaministiquia River that’s just west of Thunder Bay with views from both sides of the gorge. Kakabeka Falls was still a beautiful sight to behold even during Autumn with ice and snow forming on the banks of the rivers.

Over the border to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada!

Lesson learned: don’t go to Thunder Bay during the off-season, it will be fairly quiet in terms of liveliness and activities. Nevertheless, still enjoyed finding things to do and making sure our time was well spent for a weekend trip to Canada!

Jack-o-lantern Spectacular 2019 at the Minnesota Zoo!

They weren’t kidding about it being spectacular. I didn’t count to see if there were over 5,000 jack-o-lanterns, but there enough of different sizes and designs to keep people of all ages entertained. This was the 2nd year they had this Jack-o-lantern Spectacular at the Minnesota Zoo and for my first time there, I was very impressed!