By surface area, Cook County is more water than land. Making the communities of Lutsen – Tofte – Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage the top destination for
water based fun.
Must-Try Cook County Water Based Adventures
Paddle the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness/BWCAW. National Geographic named the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness/BWCAW one of the world’s “50 Places of a Lifetime.”
Explore the waterfalls of Cook County. Drive the beautiful North Shore Scenic Drive along Lake Superior to Grand Portage State Park. Then hike the short, barrier-free trail to High Falls — Minnesota’s tallest waterfall. Go
sea kayaking on Lake Superior. Explore the
inland lakes and tributaries by boat.
Sail superior style. Go fish! Take a
charter fishing trip on Lake Superior or search for walleyes on inland lakes or test your line stream fishing on a tributary.
Summit Mt. Josephine for sweeping views of the Susie Islands, dramatic bluffs, Superior National Forest, Isle Royale, and reconstructed fur trading depot at Grand Portage National Monument.
Look for agates.