I can’t believe I had never been to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park before this past Mother’s Day weekend.
What a beautiful place.
It was a Mother’s Day surprise adventure planned by Daley and Finley (with some help from their dad).
The day was chilly and windy; great for watching the waves crash against the craggy shoreline.
Park Highlights as Reported by Finley (3 years old)
1. Throwing her mittens in the lake (they accidently flew off when she was tossing stones in the water…luckily Tim was able to fish them out)
Park Highlights as Reported by Daley (7 years old)
1. Rolling logs into the big waves
2. Racing to the top of Day Hill (he won)
3. Watching the shipwreck videos in the Visitor Center
4. Eating a picnic lunch and playing with Finley
We hiked to the top of the Day Hill Trail, which was steep for little legs, but worth the effort as the view of the shoreline both north and south was spectacular.
The lighthouse was not yet open for the season (opens May 15th), but we were able to visit the Minnesota Historical Society’s Visitor Center where the kids enjoyed watching the videos with divers and shipwrecks.
This outing is the 3rd park in our quest to get all 76 stamps in our MN State Park Passport Books.
It also was a perfect Mother’s Day as being outside as a family is the best gift.
And the slice of Rustic Inn pie on the way home was pretty sweet too.
Thank you, Tim, for helping the kids plan such a wonderful day.
Have you been to Split Rock Lighthouse State Park? Share your experiences in the comment box below. Thanks!