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Top 10 Things to Do in Cook County This Summer

Posted by Leif Birnbaum on 6/1/17 8:00 AM

With an abundance of outdoor activities, historical museums and dining & entertainment options, there’s an adventure for everyone in Cook County all year round. Cook County really comes to life in summer when days are longer and temperatures are warmer. From kayaking on Lake Superior to fishing along the Gunflint Trail, there’s so much to see and do this summer in Cook County. It’ll be Labor Day before you know it, so we whittled the list down to 10 essential summer activities.

Kayak on Lake Superior


Tour the North House Folk School

Wood Week North House Folk School

Fish Along the Gunflint Trail

Hungry Jack Outfitters - fish in a net

View the Northern Lights


Canoe in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Hungry Jack Outfitters two women in a canoe

Go Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Taste the World’s Best Donuts

World's Best Donuts, Grand Marais, MN

Watch the Wildlife

Gunflint Trail Common Loons with chicks, Dennis O'Hara photo

Visit the High Falls at Grand Portage State Park


Explore National Scenic Byways

Summer-Gunflint Trail - Natural Wonders-BYWAYS-quadrant

The adventures are limitless. Ready to plan the ultimate summer vacation in Cook County? Check out our Adventures page for more information.

Topics: Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail, Scenic Drives, Summer, Art, History & Culture, Grand Portage, Kids & Family, Lutsen Tofte Schroeder, Outdoors