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    Fall Locations

  • Experience Fall in Full Color

    in Cook County

  • Be Inspired By Nature

    in Cook County

  • How the leaves change

    in the fall

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Find your adventure

  • Outdoor Adventures

    Find the perfect trail

  • Wake up

    With a view

  • Fall Color Tours

    Drive the backroads

  • Experience

    Wild Encounters

  • Gaze at the stars

    Northern Lights

  • Feel the Spirit

    of Lake Superior

  • Paddle

    The Boundary Waters

  • Bike

    Superior Trails


Visit Cook County

There’s so much to see and do in Cook County, you’ll want to make the most of every minute. Let us help you plan the ultimate trip up north. We designed our website as a tool to guide you through planning your vacation, so browse at will and discover our unique communities and outdoor adventure possibilities. Check out our calendar for arts and cultural events, races, concerts, festivals and more. Up here, each season holds a bit of magic and we often find our visitors return again and again to experience it all. Our home is your playground. Welcome!

Fall in Cook County

Cook County is the premier destination to view fall colors in Minnesota. Starting in early September, the air turns crisp and clear. Shortly after, the leaves begin to change, color painting the Superior National Forest with a palette of goldenrod, pumpkin orange and firetruck red. For a romantic getaway, escape during the midweek to avoid the fall color crowd – you’ll have the trails to yourselves.

In late fall, a different kind of show begins: the infamous gales of November. This is a chance to get cozy and watch Lake Superior unleash her wild side.

view overlooking north shore trees in the fall season

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