Awards & Accolades
The communities of Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, Grand Portage, and the Gunflint Trail have earned numerous accolades, and for good reason! Not only is Cook County rich in scenery and natural beauty, it is even richer in local culture, with vibrant arts, music, entertainment, and theater scenes, and year-round festivals, events, and outdoor recreation.
Put all of these elements together, add a strong sense of community and caring, and you have just some of what makes Cook County such a special place, and so deserving of the awards and accolades highlighted below.
America's Coolest Small Town
Budget Travel - Reader's Choice 2015
National Geographic 2022
Northern Minnesota & Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
DarkSky International 2020
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
The Chamber understands the value of recognizing the businesses and individuals that stretched the extra mile to deliver services and remain viable. Business awards are annually…