Sunshine and the welcome sound of rushing water greeted us at the parking area near Illgen Falls on the Baptism River this Wednesday. Illgen Falls is a part of Tettegouche State Park, which is a Cove Point Lodge guest favorite. This waterfall is less than a 15 minute drive from our parking lot, and is just a short walk from the parking area on Highway 1, on the way to Finland. 

Our northern forest is still blanketed under a few feet of snow in places, so if you’re hiking this month on the north shore, don’t forget to pack appropriate and varied foot wear, as hiking conditions will vary a great deal depending on the path you choose. 

Reaching the river, a symphony of nature’s sound and the forceful power of this year’s spring melt overwhelms the senses in the very best way possible. If you’re looking for a place to get away from it all and quickly immerse yourself in wild without venturing far off the highway, Illgen Falls may be just the destination for you. 

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