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Visit Cook County MN | Lutsen - Tofte - Schroeder - Grand Marais - Gunflint Trail - Grand Portage

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Visit Cook County MN | Layne Kennedy

Discover the communities of Minnesota’s North Shore and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in Cook County MN. Find something you don’t see every day – every day.
Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder. Ever heard the phrase “go big or go home?” This is where you go big – as in Lake Superior big. Meet Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Explore the Superior National Forest through the endless hiking and biking trails. Tee off with a view at Superior National Golf Course. Ski the largest ski resort in the mid-west, Lutsen Mountains, and take a ride on the gondola or alpine slide (summer/fall) for epic vistas. Embark on an adventure into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. And romance and relaxation galore with numerous spas and resorts.

Gunflint Trail. Shhh, is that a moose? Uncover the history of this 57-mile National Scenic Byway at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Canada. You’ll soon understand why this area has been named by National Geographic as one of the world’s “50 places of a lifetime.” Come see how this extraordinary place will fill your spirit and move your soul.

Grand Marais. Meet Grand Marais, named “America’s Coolest Small Town” in 2015. Explore the oldest art colony in Minnesota. Traditional crafts of the northern hemisphere at the North House Folk School. A picturesque harbor on the world’s greatest lake. Is it the arts and culture that inspire adventure, or vice versa?

Grand Portage. At the tip of the Arrowhead you’ll find the state’s highest waterfall, the Grand Portage National Monument, the Grand Portage Lodge and Casino and so much more. Discover a centuries-old meeting place and come ready to play.

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