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How to plan a trip around the night sky

If you've ever looked up on a clear, moonless night far from city lights, you know the awe-inspiring power of a star-filled sky. For those who find wonder in the twinkle of distant stars and the shimmer of the Milky Way, planning a trip specifically around stargazing can be an extraordinary…

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7 Ways to Celebrate International Dark Sky Week

International Dark Sky Week returns April 2-8, 2024 and is once again aimed at raising awareness about the negative impacts of light pollution, the solutions that exist while simultaneously celebrating the night. In 2023, the Cook County Board of Commissioners and The Grand Portage Band of Lake…

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5 Ways To Experience Hygge This Winter

It’s Hygge season in Cook County! This beloved Danish custom is practiced around the world, including here on the North Shore. But are you still wondering how to pronounce it? Not to mention what it means. No worries! You’re not alone! And you’ve come to the right place. Here at Visit Cook County…

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It's Snow Problem!

It’s snow problem! Despite a slow start to winter, there are still plenty of adventures to be had this winter on the North Shore and Gunflint Trail. It’s January in Minnesota and the one thing we’ve always been able to rely on is that there is always snow in the winter, in fact the last time there…

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Holiday Events in Cook County, MN

Beginning in November, the North Shore and Gunflint Trail start to turn into a hub of holiday excitement, activities and events. Embrace the season and the holidays and harvest your own Christmas tree from the forest, have hot beverages by the fire, go alpine skiing, shop for gifts at our small…

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Cook County's Blueberry Bucket List

Blueberries are the forest fruit that people associate most with canoe country. They’re plentiful throughout the region and a favorite among locals. That’s why you’ll find people foraging during the summer months as well as blueberries and blueberry flavored items on menus across the county. For…

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Community Branded Stickers

Visit Cook County is thrilled to reveal our four community stickers designed by Duluth-based artist Lydia 'Nibs' Noble. Nobel was among many artists who responded to an RFP that was posted over the winter. The Visit Cook County team worked closely with Nobel to relay some of the unique attributes of…

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