Watercraft weekend in and around Grand Marais Cook County, Minn. hosts both Boundary Waters Expo and Wooden Boat Show June 16-18



Cook County, Minn. – April 27, 2017 — Cook County will celebrate the theme of boating with two events on the weekend of June 16-18. There will be the Boundary Waters Expo on the Gunflint Trail and the Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival in downtown Grand Marais.


The third annual Boundary Waters Expo is a family-friendly, hands-on event that features speakers, exhibitors and activities for everyone. The event takes place at the end of the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway, right on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Amy Freeman will be one of many speakers at the event, and will share about her year in the BWCAW. Named by National Geographic as the Adventurers of the Year in 2014, Amy and her husband Dave Freeman have traveled over 30,000 miles by kayak, canoe and dogsled through some of the world’s wildest places.


North House Folk School celebrates 20th anniversary


The Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival will be hosted by North House Folk School (NHFS) in Grand Marais. The school is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and the annual event will be bigger and better than ever. The event includes rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, and the Summer Solstice Pageant to top it all off. The pageant is a performance, which includes giant life size puppets, artists on stilts and joyful music – all with Lake Superior in the background.


About Visit Cook County


Visit Cook County encompasses the northeastern Minnesota communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage, commonly referred to as “the Arrowhead” and the “North Shore of Lake Superior”.  Cook County, Minn. has earned numerous accolades recently including “2015 Coolest Small Town in America” contest by Budget Travel and “The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S. 2016” list by Outside Magazine. Visit Cook County invites visitors to rekindle their sense of adventure by exploring the Superior National Forest, paddling through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and discovering the Lake Superior watershed basin. Be inspired by connecting on social media using #visitcc, Twitter @CookCoVisitors,Facebook, or Instagram @donorthmn. Discover more at www.visitcookcounty.com or by downloading the Visit Cook County mobile app.






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