Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hiking in Devils Kettle falls





We were in Minnesota last fall, and I can say it was one of the truly relaxing at the same time invigorating vacations. We hiked, did scenic drives, enjoyed the local cuisine and were introduced to a different kind of life style.

During our trip we stayed in the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Duluth and than in the beautiful quaint village of Grand Marais.

Grand Marais is few hours away from the Canadian border on the banks of Lake Superior. We had planned to spend only a day there but were charmed enough to squeeze another day.

Picturesque village of Grand Marais has acquired the reputation of being some sort of an artist’s haven. We were pleasantly surprised to by the warm hospitality of the place. Luckily we were there right at the end of the busy tourist season – which is also our preferred time to discover a place at leisure.

One the very first day we hiked to the Devils Kettle water falls. Even though all through the entire trip we saw more than a few waterfalls, still the Devils Kettle managed to awe us.


13 comments:

Ranu said...

Interesting Sujata. I'm a food lover and you are talking about some "local cuisine". Can you give me more information about it. I will definitely try it out, if get a chance to visit Minnesota.

sukku said...

Looks like its right out of the picture postcard...thanks for sharing

Sujata said...

Ranu, thank you for visiting! As you may already know Minnesota was settled largely by Scandinavians and Germans. So there is a lot of Scandinavian influence on food there.

Walleye fish and wild rice are two of very popular things tried out by many travelers as well as natives.

Wild rice is actually a member of the grain family; wild rice is native to Minnesota and grows in wetlands. It’s been harvested by Native Americans for hundreds of years, many of whom still take it in the traditional way by hand in canoes.

In addition there are various international cuisines and most importantly my favorite wood fired Pizzeria- Punch’s pizza is also there!

Suku thank you visiting. I am glad you liked my pictures.

Lakshmi said...

good to see a post from u after a long time and wow ! what pictures ..thanks for sharing

Sahasi said...

Fantastic pictures...

Sujata said...

Thanks Lakshmi, you take very good pictures too!

Sahasi, I am glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Ranu said...

Walleye fish and wild rice seem tempting. Thanks for presenting the local cuisine clearly. I think this is a boost to Minnesota travel, attracting more tourists regardless of the extreme weather :)

flyingstars said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured shots there...lovely views of the place!

Sujata said...

Thanks Ranu, it is really nice thing to say. I really enjoyed our trip to Minnesota, and I hope other would too! :)

Flyingstars thank you for visiting. There was so much beauty that it was relatively easy to take these shots. You take some very good pictures too!

Jeevan said...

Really a picturesque waterfall and the colors are! seem a pleasure in hiking. Thanks for dropping by :)

Sujata said...

Thanks Jeevan.

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures Sujata. I know the feeling, when you reach a place thinking it would be one day but then you want to stay longer!

Sujata said...

Thanks Mridula. It was hard leaving….I would love to go back some time soon.