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Water Based Adventures

Water Based Adventures

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

  1. 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.”
  2. 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.
  3. Go sea kayaking on Lake Superior.
  4. Explore the inland lakes and tributaries by boat.
  5. Sail superior style.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Look for agates.