Plan Your Ultimate 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

Recently named America’s Coolest Small Town, Grand Marais is an artistic harbor village welcoming, creatives, families and adventure seekers alike. Nestled into the shore of Lake Superior, visitors come here to sail, shop 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. Sunrise Camp on Knife 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 modern 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

Start planning your Cook County adventure and find detailed travel information, maps, business listings and in-depth recreation guides at visitcookcounty.com.