Ice is melting and warmer weather is here. Get ready to take in the views at these breath taking water falls in Minnesota!

1. Minnehaha Falls - Minneapolis

A 53-foot drop, plus 10 miles of walking trails make this take the number one spot on the list. It can be pretty busy on the weekends, but nothing beats walking along the river on a hot summer day. There is even a place to roll up your pants and slash around to cool off!

2. Devil's Kettle - Hovland

A four-and-a-half hour drive from the St. Cloud area, this waterfall makes a great addition to any road trip to the North Shore.  Located in Judge CR Magney State Park, for years this waterfall was thought to have an area that just disappeared, but scientists recently solved the mystery. I won't spoil it for you!

3. Cascade Falls - Lutsen

The Cascade River State Park makes another great stopping point on a North Shore road trip. It is home to Cascade Falls, proof that Minnesota once had volcanoes! Billion-year-old volcanic rock makes a break taking backdrop for 900 feet worth of waterfalls.

4. Hidden Falls - Minneapolis

The Twin Cities best kept secret. Hidden Falls is smaller than neighboring Minnehaha Falls, and is a nice escape from the crowds. The name "Hidden Falls" comes from it actually being hidden! Follow a trail behind the women’s restroom at the park’s North Entrance, and you'll be well on your way to finding it.

5. Ramsey Falls - Redwood Falls

A two hour drive from the St. Cloud area, this day trip worthy view has been nicknamed "Little Yellowstone". Ramsey Park has four miles of paved walking trails, camping sites, and even a zoo make this a must-do trip for the family this summer!

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