Summer in Cook County

Ready. Set. Travel! Visit Cook County, MN This 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 natural air conditioner that is Lake Superior. You’ll find no shortage of summer activities and adventures for everyone to enjoy, at a pace you set yourself. Do it all from sunup to sundown, take it easy with a relaxing vacation, or mix and match to your heart’s content.

Summer Adventures in Cook County

Ready for an unforgettable vacation? Cook County is a place of unmatched beauty and more than 2 million acres to explore. Savor freshwater days and campfire nights. Explore new trails and take your spirit on an adventure. Check out these favorites on your next summer trip!

Lake Superior

Lake Superior is the world’s largest freshwater lake, containing ~10% of all fresh surface water and 100% potential for summer fun!

Scenic Golf Courses

Cook County offers award-winning play with spectacular surroundings and gorgeous views – it’s the perfect location for an extended golf vacation.


Biking, hiking, scenic drives. Canoeing, kayaking and good old-fashioned swimming. See wildlife and waterfalls or explore the shore. Cook County is a place for adventure.

Make the Most of Summer in Cook County

Plan your visit and book lodging now!

Book Now! Summer Lodging Fills Up Fast

In Minnesota, summer is just three short months. There’s a lot to do, and very little time to do it. Book your visit now so you can enjoy every moment.

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Explore a wide range of lodging types to suit your style and needs. Book now…


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


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

Storm Season

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Dark Sky Season

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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…