Kawishiwi Falls is outside Winton MN, which is just 3 miles past Ely Minnesota. Ely was voted the Coolest small town in America in 2010. The small town of Ely is located at the “end of the road” in North East Minnesota. It is an entry point into 1,000,000 acres of the Northwoods and the BWCA, most of which are lakes, rivers and streams. This is canoe country! Its also home to numerous bald eagles, ospreys, moose, bears, wolves, beavers, coyotes, deer, bobcats, ducks, loons, and many other species of birds, reptiles, fish and other mammals.
There are numerous hiking trails near the town and one of the most popular hikes is to the famous Kawishiwi Falls. This is a 1.5 mile hike to the 70ft falls and the dam, which is used to generate power through the Winton Hydroelectric power plant.
For other trails in the area check out: http://www.ely.org/things-to-do/hiking
Amy snapped some great photos during our hike.