Summer Getaway in Cook County, Minnesota

Cook County, Minnesota is one of the nation’s most beloved outdoor destinations. Located in Minnesota’s Arrowhead and bordered by the north shore of Lake Superior and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Cook County attracts visitors with its rugged beauty, vibrant arts culture and unique adventures around every corner.


Lutsen | Tofte | Schroeder

Gateway to the North Shore

The communities of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder represent the southern gateway to Cook County. Home to the Sawtooth Mountain Range, Superior National golf course and miles of Lake Superior shoreline, visitors come here to hike, kayak, mountain bike and simply unwind.

Grand Marais

Artsy Harbor Village

Grand Marais is a town designed for strolling and exploring. It features an amazing arts culture, creative lodging and dining opportunities, and unmatched natural beauty. Nestled into the shore of Lake Superior, visitors come here to sail, shop, explore and find inspiration.

Gunflint Trail

The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Dream

In the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness lies the Gunflint Trail. Picture a storybook northwoods summer: loons, lodges, shimmering water and fantastic fishing. Visitors come here to spot a moose, see the northern lights, or paddle through a pristine forest.

Grand Portage
Minnesota’s Best Kept Secret

At the very tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead sits the community of Grand Portage. Visitors come here to immerse themselves in the vibrant Ojibwe culture and take in the majestic sights of Minnesota’s tallest waterfall, High Falls.

Getting Here
Cook County is an easy 4-hour drive from the Twin Cities metro area. Or, fly into a state-of-the-art regional airport, located just outside Grand Marais.

Where to Stay

Lodging options in Cook County range from rustic and rugged to modern and luxurious. No matter your preference – the perfect place to lay your head is here.

Your Next Step

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