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 »

30 Min. Climbs – Quick hikes around Cook County.

High Falls Rainbow

30 Minute Climbs Cook County offers a wide variety of options for quick, 30 minute climbs. 30 minutes meaning 15 minutes up, 5 minutes to enjoy the view and 10 minutes down. These hikes are perfect for in between meals, on your way to another destination, or just to get your exercise in for the… Read more »

What floats your boat? – Boating Events in Cook County MN

From traditional, hand carved, wooden boat beauties to brightly colored,  buoyant, wave bouncing kayaks, you will find any make, model, and type of watercraft  in Cook County. You name it, we have a dock, gear, paddle, or mooring line for it: canoes, stand up paddle boards, pontoons, sailboats, aluminum fishing sloggers, deep water charter cruisers,… Read more »

Maple syruping – A labor of love

Sweetwater season. March and April are know as the sweetest times of the year, when the days grow long and the sap starts flowing. The air is thick with the smell of maple syrup. This story is shared with us by our administrative manager, Molly O’Neill. Photos by the other resident syruper at Visit Cook County… 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 »