Cook County Blog

Visiting Cook County: What to Expect This Winter Season up North

Posted by Visit Cook County MN on 5/21/20 2:09 PM

For generations, we have been a welcoming destination for friends near and far looking to get away. That will never change. Our community continues to follow COVID-19 regulations, working together to create a safe and memorable destination for you.

Visitor Pledge

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Our lodging businesses pride themselves on providing safe, clean and

 beautiful spaces to getaway to.   Enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures are in place to ensure that visitors and employees are being protected. Prior to arrival, plan to check in with your lodging establishment to ensure you are aware of any new practices and procedures.  

Shopping and Dining

We are a region filled with eclectic small businesses. These stores are lovingly filled with items meant to be taken home--tokens to keep your favorite place fresh in your memory long after your visit. The restaurant menus are chock-full of local flavor to keep your heart full and your belly happy after a day of adventure. Our small businesses navigated the challenges to remain open last year because they love to serve their community and visitors. More than ever, these local businesses are ready to welcome you safely.  Check out our business hours and services update to learn what businesses are currently open as well as other need-to-know details. 


Unique and fun events are a part of the fabric of our community. We are in communication with event producers and organizers who are monitoring the local COVID-19 situation. Check our events calendar for updates on events.

Nature is good for you!


There are a lot of things to be gained from a day spent outside in the wilderness and we hope you’ll come and take advantage of all of them! As a community rooted in adventure, we know you’ll find plenty of ways to get outside and make the most of what our region has to offer. If you need some ideas, we have a host of great activities you’ll want to be sure to check out. Be sure that while you are out enjoying our vast wilderness you are aware of any restrictions, you leave no trace and you practice social distancing by keeping one moose apart from others.  

Cook County COVID-19 Information

For information including Cook County's COVID-19 updates, vaccinations, testing options and more, visit the Cook County Coronavirus Response Hub.


The North Shore and Gunflint Trail are the perfect places to slow down and reconnect with what is important. Friends, family, nature and community. By working together we can all not only slow the spread of the virus but we can enjoy this beautiful region together.  Thanks for choosing Cook County, MN as your destination.


Topics: Summer, Outdoors, BWCAW, Lake Superior