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Minnesota Off The Beaten Path: 46 reviews and 41 photos

  Falls of the Brule River
by Stephen-KarenConn

When we first saw the sign pointing to the Judge C. R. Magney State Park we thought, "What a dreadfully dull name for a park." But later we learned that the good Judge Magney, (1883-1962) Mayor of Duluth, District Judge, Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, was an avid outdoorsman, instrumental in creating this park and numerous others in Northern Minnesota. So I suppose he's due some recognition. The park, 14 miles north of Grand Maris, on U.S. Hwy. 61, is in the extreme northeastern corner of the state. It is certainly more exciting than its name.

We stopped here for a mid-morning two mile hike along the very scenic Brule River, to see the waterfalls, and boiling rapids which have carved unusual designs in the hard lava rock.
We sighted the first very impressive falls (pictured) from a high bluff, several minutes before the trail led us to the base of the cascade. Imagine our surprise when we arrived and, with cool spray baptizing us, learned that this was not even the major attraction. Our following tip will tell about our next stop up the trail - Devil's Kettle.

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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