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!

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Named one of the world’s “50 Places of a Lifetime” by National Geographic, this peaceful paradise and Dark Sky Sanctuary is a national treasure


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!

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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, reservations are filling fast.

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Browse Lodging in Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder

Charming lodges, luxury resorts, lakeside cottages, rustic cabins, and more.

Browse Lodging in Grand Marais

Stay in the arts district, a cozy cottage, an amazing vacation rental or go camping.

Browse Lodging on the Gunflint Trail

Historic lodges with modern amenities, cabins, campsites, and more.

Browse Lodging in Grand Portage

Book a stay at the casino hotel, a cabin, vacation rental or a campsite.

Hot Deals

Hot Deals

Don’t just visit Cook County. Experience it like a pro with the hottest deals in the state. We’ve worked with our local vendors, artisans and owners to curate the best prices and most unique packages for our out-of-town visitors. Check out our hot deals today.