You don’t have to travel to the ocean to have a kayak vacation. Try the pristine Lake Superior!
Lake Superior is our very own inland sea, beckoning with sapphire water, hidden beaches, and a whole new perspective of the shoreline. If you’ve never held a paddle before, your next kayak vacation in Lutsen-Tofte-Schroeder, Grand Marais and Grand Portage is the perfect time to try.
Whether you’re an experienced paddler or an enthusiastic beginner, we’ve got the gear, resources and scenery to make your Lake Superior kayak experience magical.
There’s a reason people have been paddling here for thousands of years and the popularity of kayaking has grown. Cook County gleams with thousands of pristine inland lakes and countless miles of routes and is the scenic gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in Superior National Forest and Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. National Geographic called paddling the BWCAW one of America’s 100 best adventures. On an overnight trip or a leisurely day kayaking trip, explore crystal-clear waters.
Kayak Rentals and Tours
Many Cook County lodging properties offer paddling tours and equipment rental to their guests, be sure to inquire or browse their website. There are also several tour guides that will take you out for a day of fun.
Lake Superior Water Trail
The Lake Superior Water Trail hugs the North Shore. If you are an experienced sea kayaking family or going with a guide, the Water Trail provides campsites and some seriously scenic paddling.
Check out the latest in watercraft equipment and gear and try it out on the calmer waters of the Grand Marais Harbor.
North Shore Water Festival – Third Weekend in July
It’s one of our favorite weekends of the summer! A chance for us to show off our paddling gear in the place that it shows off best: The Grand Marais Harbor. Come on up and be inspired for your next kayak vacation.