Tettegouche State Park
Just 30 miles from Grand Superior Lodge sits Tettegouche State Park, an encapsulation of the North Shore all in one place. The park showcases cliffs, Lake Superior shoreline, a river with 60-foot waterfalls, a northern hardwood forest, inland lakes and an historic camp.
Historic Tettegouche Camp
On the National Register of Historic Places, this 1910 hunting camp is set on the shores of Mic Mac Lake and is the namesake of the park, coming from the Algonquin word for retreat. Drive into the park to the trailhead and follow the two-mile trail to the picnic site and shelter on the shores of Mic Mac Lake.
Tettegouche offers some spectacular cliff-side views of the big lake from Palisade Head, and near the Shovel Point overlooks. Up close views can be had at the cobblestone mouth of the Baptism River, where some folks brave the cool water temps and go swimming.
Year Round Trails
The park offers three loops adjacent to the Visitor Center / Wayside rest area that provide three overlooks of Lake Superior and two of the Baptism River. For a bit more adventure head into the main trailhead and hike up the High Falls and through the rolling back woodlands of the park.
Winter visitors will especially enjoy the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails that mosey around Tettegouche, Mic Mac and Nipisiquit lakes. The lodge at Tettegouche Camp is open in the winter as a warming house, too!
The park hosts specific rock climbing sites, some of which may be temporarily closed if peregrine falcons have returned and are nesting. Stop at the park office and ask for details.