Searching for peak fall foliage in Minnesota? Let Cook County, MN be your guide.

The moment the first trees start to change, excitement ensues. The first question we start to hear around town is “when will it be peak fall color?” While difficult to predict exactly, peak fall foliage in Minnesota is typically BOTH the last weekend of September & first weekend of October in the timeframe. The maples begin… Read more »

Woke Up North – Capturing the best ways to wake up in Cook County, Minn.

Woke Up North Photo Contest.  Enter the Cook County state of mind, where the wind and water whisk your cares away. Join in celebrating all of the ways your time in Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail, and Grand Portage stay with you all year long. It’s super easy to enter.  Snap a… Read more »

Top 10 Things to Do in Cook County This Summer

With an abundance of outdoor activities, historical museums and dining & entertainment options, there’s an adventure for everyone in Cook County all year round. Cook County really comes to life in summer when days are longer and temperatures are warmer. From kayaking on Lake Superior to fishing along the Gunflint Trail, there’s so much to… Read more »

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek – Hygge and the DMO Life

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek – Hygge and the DMO Life I love traveling.  It doesn’t matter if I’m driving a local backroad that I’ve never encountered before or if I’m in Duluth waiting for my plane to taxi down the runway and take me away.  I’m writing this blog from Chicago’s O’Hare.  I just… Read more »

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek: Holiday Celebrations, Education and Growth.

Happy Holidays from Visit Cook County! We’re having a party! Stop by and say hello to the Visit Cook County team TODAY Wednesday, December 14 between 3:30-5:30pm. We’d love to celebrate another year of great success and holiday cheer with you! We decided to put together a little photo from the team and of course, we all… Read more »

Even Pokemon goes on vacation.

Even Pokemon goes on vacation. At first when I saw someone running around Grand Marais looking at their phone, I assumed they were just trying to find a WiFi connection, make a call, or escape a cloud of mosquitos. Upon further inspection, I discovered that in fact, I happened to be standing amidst a gathering… Read more »

What You Need To Know About The Summer Solstice & Why We Should Celebrate It!

The solstice is nearly upon us, let us help you to find what you need to know about the summer solstice and why we should celebrate it! In 2017 the official date of the summer solstice is June 21st. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer solstice is between June 20 and June… Read more »

5 reasons why you must go cross country skiing this winter

5 reasons why you must go cross country skiing this winter There are several reasons cross country skiing is an excellent winter activity, most notably it gets you outside in the winter. But also, cross country skiing is very versatile, you can do it anywhere there is snow and it is a fantastic cardio workout… Read more »

6 Fun Facts About The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is just over one week away. Let us give you a few good reasons why you should venture up to Cook County, MN for the event! 6 things you may not know about the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon 1) How the marathon began. Northeastern Minnesota is an unexpected hotbed for… Read more »