At least once a week we head up the Warm Lake Highway to one of our favorites spots on the planet..a terrific hot springs off the side of the road..you really cannot find it unless someone takes you there first and even then it is always a little tricky to know just where to pull off..In the winter it can be quite a trek hiking over the snow bank and down the other side to this magnificent and relaxing oasis. After the first time I was taken there I had to buy special hiking boots in order to get down the side of the mountain.
Really all of Cascade is off the beaten path, but Roseberry is even more so. It's an old Finnish settlement from the late 1800's, when Finns were emigrating to escape Czarist Russian domination. It's nearly a ghost town now, just a few historic buildings preserved just as they were in the late 1800's and early 1900's. This general store is part store, part museum, and there's an old Finnish church as well.
Not a lot to see, but the store is interesting, and it's a lot more lively if you happen to be here for their annual Ice Cream Fundraiser (homemade ice cream, Mmm Mmm!). It's the weekend of Labor Day (usually the first weekend of September), and includes an antique car show.
Drive about 15 miles north of Cascade to Donnelly and turn right on Roseberry Road. and it's only a mile or less down the road.