Seasons in Cook County

Whether it’s summer, fall, winter or spring, it’s always a good time to visit Minnesota. Along the North Shore in Cook County, adventure awaits no matter the season. Up here, seasons change and weather can be unpredictable, but that’s all part of Cook County’s charm. Winds from coming down from Canada can bring a quick chill, but a breeze off Lake Superior on a hot, summer day makes all the difference in the world.

We know how to make the best of our long, cold and wonderful winters. Come spring, we’re ready to hit the trails to enjoy spring bloom and waterfall season. Summertime is spent in, on or around the water, and our fall foliage is simply spectacular. There’s always a good reason to visit Minnesota.

Explore each season below and discover activities and ideas for your next North Shore getaway.