Canoeing in Cook County

Inland Canoeing and Kayaking

There’s a reason people have been canoeing and kayaking here for thousands of years. Cook County gleams with thousands of pristine inland lakes and countless miles of routes and is the scenic gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in Superior National Forest and Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. National Geographic called paddling the BWCAW one of America’s 100 best adventures.

Canoeing is a Family Friendly Activity

Canoeing is a great way to connect with family and nature, away from the distractions and flurry of everyday life. An overnight trip or a leisurely day paddle across crystal-clear waters will inspire and relax everyone in your group.

Look for wildlife (especially the elusive moose) or drop a line in the water. Take only photos and leave only footprints. Share your love of nature with your children or your sweetheart. Revel in the peace and adventure to be found in our great outdoors. And be prepared because paddling here can be habit-forming.

Canoe Trip Outfitting Can Help Make Your BWCAW Dream Trip a Reality

Canoe outfitters assist in trip planning, paddling and camping equipment instructions, taking the ages of the group members into consideration.

Canoe outfitters will supply you with all the gear you’ll need to make your day trip to multi-night boundary waters trip successful. Using their experience and knowledge of the area, they’ll help you plan your trip, even pointing out great campsites and fishing holes. They can even set up your boundary waters permit for you.

Newbies and seasoned canoe travelers alike turn to expert Cook County canoe trip outfitters to get the most out of their BWCAW vacation. Think of them as your one-stop shop!

Build Your Own Canoe

Canoes are a traditional, family-friendly form of transportation in Cook County. At North House Folk School you can even take a class to build your own canoe.

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