Storm Season on Lake Superior

Every year in late October, Lake Superior shows her wild side. Low-pressure systems from the Arctic swing down over Lake Superior and bump into warmer systems fed by the jet stream. These collisions can spawn ferocious and legendary Gales of November. If you get a thrill from waves and wind, Cook County has plenty of snug harbors that make perfect places for epic storm-watching. Some favorites include:

  1. Grand Marais Harbor
  2. Grand Portage Bay
  3. Good Harbor Bay Overlook
  4. Taconite Harbor
  5. Horseshoe Bay

 

Lodging

In Cook County, Minnesota, you can’t go wrong with lodging. From rustic and rugged to luxurious and pampered, the perfect accommodations await you. No matter what you crave, lodging type you prefer, or location you love…

Events

Looking for things to do in Cook County, Minnesota? You’ve come to the right place! There’s always something happening here. From adrenaline-packed races to guided hikes, art classes to live music, family-friendly festivals to…

Fall

Cook County is the premier destination to view fall colors in Minnesota. Starting in early September, the air turns crisp and clear. Shortly after…

Spring

Spring here may bring sunshine and t-shirt weather or a foot of fresh powder – or both, so prepare for all spring activities. 

Summer

Summer vacation is what Cook County was made for. It’s a bright and sunny wonderland that stays comfortable all season long thanks to the giant…

Winter

There’s no better place to play this winter. In Cook County, Minnesota, winter is long for a reason – fun!

Dark Sky Season

Catching a glimpse of the northern lights is at the top of many "bucket lists". We have created a comprehensive list of some of the best…

Waterfall Season

Hundreds of thousands of acres of melted snowfall finds its way into Lake Superior and on the way, creates quite the show. The roaring rage of…