The Houghton Falls State Natural Area protects a picturesque sandstone gorge along the Lake Superior shore.
We got there in the afternoon and the gorge was already mostly shaded so I headed for the light at the end of the trail at Lake Superior.
Here's the view of ice melting at Houghton Point on a 30 something degree afternoon.
Pine trees found footing right up to the edge of the sandstone cliff.
It was quite a bit colder along the shore of the lake.
The light didn't last long as I made a few images and kept exploring.
An adult bald eagle glided over just above the tree tops as Dad and I started walking back.
I was surprised there was so much beauty in such a small area and can't wait to go back.