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Palisade Head

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Address: 3mi NE of Silver Bay on MN State Hwy 61, Beaver Bay, MN 55614

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Beautiful views!

I recently went to Palisade Head with a few of my friends and their small kids. The view is spectacular!! I would suggest keeping a close eye on kids that can walk as there are no... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
Koala B
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I recently went to Palisade Head with a few of my friends and their small kids. The view is spectacular!! I would suggest keeping a close eye on kids that can walk as there are no fences to keep you from going over the edge. For adventurous people that is great though because you can get as close to the... More 

Thank Koala B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

You could easily miss the Palisade Head turnoff sign to drive to near the top if not careful. If you come from the south on highway 61, two or three miles after passing through Silver Bay (which is 3-4 miles north of Beaver Bay) it will be on your right. If you get to the new Tettegouche State park visitors... More 

3 Thank Tigerman777
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Palisade Head is beautiful place to stop along Hwy. #61. I think lots of folks drive by Palisade Head without realizing what a interesting and scenic spot it is. There are few places on the North Shore where you can get such a great view of the lake. HOWEVER, PALISADES IS ALSO QUITE DANGEROUS- THERE AREA NO GUARDRAILS. I saw... More 

2 Thank photoguywisconsin
Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My daughter wanted to visit so she could get some pictures. Because it is not commercialized at all it feels like you discovered something unknown, especially since there were very few other people there. You have to watch for a small sign to find it. I would not recommend small children because there are no safety rails at the cliffs.... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We drove up to the parking lot, which already had great views, but our teenage daughters wanted to climb as high as possible! So we climbed with them and we all reached the highest point of Palisade Head. The view was amazing!

2 Thank Madrigal720
Otsego, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Cool rock formation along the North Shore off of Hwy 61. Everytime we come up here we stop at Palisade's Head to get out explore, stretch our legs & enjoy the breathtaking views overlooking Lake Superior. This place has a very steep & narrow road leading up to it so drive with care & bring your hiking boots & camera!!

Thank MN123456789
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Palisade Head is a spectacular "little secret" tucked away (and above) the beaten path along Highway 61 on the North Shore of Minnesota. About 2-3 miles north of Silver Bay, MN - you may miss the small sign if you are not looking for it. Just as you past a church on the right side (also called Palisade Head) -... More 

Thank BobandMunda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Free. Awesome view. My daughter and I walked further off the path and saw more than the paths close to the parking area. It's a must stop.

Thank Ted G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The first time I had noticed the little sign for the overlook, or however it was listed, I was very pleased with the cool area once I drove up. I hadn't heard about it prior so was clueless it was here. I stop each time now I'm up this way. There is limited parking and a very sharp hill to... More 

Thank JGluvsMexico
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Palisade Head is definitely worth the few minutes it takes to drive up to the top and take in the view. If you hike further along the paths you can come right to the brink of the cliff and it can be dangerous for children. (This, of course, makes it more thrilling for kids, but you don't want them to... More 

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