Trails along North Shore rivers and waterfall overlooks remain covered in snow and ice
A swell of media reports in the middle of April 2022 about what were described as “epic” waterfalls on the North Shore of Lake Superior made headlines from Duluth to the Twin Cities metro area.
While indeed the significant snowpack this year will lead to spectacular water flows this spring, many of the rivers in Cook County are still holding ice as May quickly approaches.
Perhaps more importantly, the trails along the rivers are covered in snowpack and ice. Those wearing ice cleats were able to walk the trails on a recent weekend, while those without supplemental grip were prone to frequent sliding and moved much slower.
The WTIP News Department visited several waterfalls along the North Shore on April 16, including those along the Cascade River, to check on the conditions. Find an audio feature from that experience shared below.
In this video produced by Matthew Baxley, the WTIP News Department learns more about the current conditions of the trails and waterfalls along the North Shore.