Silver Bay, my home for three months...
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Ah Silver Bay, my home away from home. I spent way too much time in this small town for work. We had a big project up at the mine in town. We'd go out hiking or biking or canoeing almost every day after work. We got to know the state parks pretty well.
Tettegouche State Park - just north of Silver Bay - was the closest park and therefore the most visited park. The Baptism River flows through the park, with some waterfalls to hike to. On windy days, the waves crash on the rocky mouth of the river and you can get some great shots. Again, I love this point because there are so many rocks to throw! Sometimes I just sit there for an hour throwing rocks.
One nice trail is out to Shovel Point. The trailhead here is actually in a wayside, so you don't have to pay an entrance fee. From Shovel Point, you get great views of the rocky shorline, including arches and Palisade Head in the distance.
Another common trail is to the waterfalls - the High Falls and the Two-Step Falls. I only hiked there a few times, and it was low water each time, so they weren't as impressive as they can be. There is a bridge over the High Falls - not directly over the top, but you can cross it. This trail also hooks up with the Superior Hiking Trail.
By far my favorite trail in the park is to the Cascades. This trail is not marked and somewhat difficult to find. It basically starts under the bridge that crosses the river on your way to the main waterfalls.