Woke Up North – Capturing the best ways to wake up in Cook County, Minn.

Woke Up North Photo Contest.  Enter the Cook County state of mind, where the wind and water whisk your cares away. Join in celebrating all of the ways your time in Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail, and Grand Portage stay with you all year long. It’s super easy to enter.  Snap a… Read more »

Top 10 Things to Do in Cook County This Summer

With an abundance of outdoor activities, historical museums and dining & entertainment options, there’s an adventure for everyone in Cook County all year round. Cook County really comes to life in summer when days are longer and temperatures are warmer. From kayaking on Lake Superior to fishing along the Gunflint Trail, there’s so much to… Read more »

30 Min. Climbs – Quick hikes around Cook County.

30 Minute Climbs Cook County offers a wide variety of options for quick, 30 minute climbs. 30 minutes meaning 15 minutes up, 5 minutes to enjoy the view and 10 minutes down. These hikes are perfect for in between meals, on your way to another destination, or just to get your exercise in for the… Read more »

What floats your boat? – Boating Events in Cook County MN

From traditional, hand carved, wooden boat beauties to brightly colored,  buoyant, wave bouncing kayaks, you will find any make, model, and type of watercraft  in Cook County. You name it, we have a dock, gear, paddle, or mooring line for it: canoes, stand up paddle boards, pontoons, sailboats, aluminum fishing sloggers, deep water charter cruisers,… Read more »

Moose rescued from Hungry Jack Lake after breaking through the ice

Moose rescued from Hungry Jack Lake after breaking through the ice Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais, Minn. April 10, 2017 – Mid-trail residents awoke to an unusual surprise this morning. A young female moose was crossing Hungry Jack Lake, located midway up the Gunflint Trail about 20 minute from Grand Marais, Minn. when she suddenly… Read more »