Even the dull gray skies couldn’t diminish the amazing color in the landscapes along the north shore of Lake Superior this week. Although the maples had largely dropped their red and gold leaves throughout the inland forests, the golden glow of birch and aspen leaves more than made up for it. You get a really good idea of just how dominant these trees really are in the total landscape when you see them highlighted against the evergreens.
Where the forest meets the shoreline of Lake Superior at the very tip of the arrowhead that makes up northeastern Minnesota. This scene is about 1 mile from the Canadian border.
The Pigeon River marks the boundary between the US and Canada in this part of Grand Portage State Park. Across the river is Canada’s Pigeon River Provincial Park.
Hello Canada! The Pigeon River may have moved its channel in this area, because a survey marker for the border was located not far from where my husband is sitting.
It’s quiet in the Northwoods as we hike along — nothing to distract us from noticing the colorful display around us as we hike.
Round birch leaves on the ground make it look like the hiking trails are paved with gold coins.