Cook County Blog

Northern Lights Viewing Routes - Find the best places to view the aurora borealis in Cook County MN

Posted by Visit Cook County MN on 11/12/17 11:00 AM

Catching a glimpse of the northern lights is at the top of many "bucket lists" but the number one question we hear is "where are the best places to view the northern lights in Minnesota?" With the help of local photographer, Bryan Hansel, we have created a comprehensive list of some of the best places to view the northern lights in Cook County, MN.  

Please note: These maps are intended for reference only. Please pick up an official road map for offline navigation. Locations identified can be done individually or as a driving route. Not all roadways accessible year-round or maintained regularly. Proceed with caution during winter months and observe all road signs or closures. Visit Cook County is not responsible for lost or stranded drivers.  Safety is at the discretion of the driver

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Topics: Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail, Grand Portage, Lutsen Tofte Schroeder, Northern Lights & Night Sky

Why you should VOTE for Grand Marais, MN for Best MN Town

Posted by Kjersti Vick on 10/4/17 10:29 AM

Grand Marais, MN is in the running for Best MN Town, a contest hosted by Minnesota Monthly Magazine and Old Dutch. This contest is bigger than the other previous contests because it includes substantial prizes such as:

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Topics: Grand Marais

Rare Autumn Rain Storm Creates Raging Waterfalls in Minnesota

Posted by Kjersti Vick on 10/3/17 12:25 PM

 

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Topics: Fall, Grand Marais, Scenic Drives, Lutsen Tofte Schroeder, Outdoors

Woke Up North - Capturing the best ways to wake up in Cook County, Minn.

Posted by Kjersti Vick on 8/18/17 11:21 AM

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Topics: Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail, Grand Portage, Lutsen Tofte Schroeder

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.

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

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek - Hygge and the DMO Life

Posted by Leif Birnbaum on 2/21/17 9:57 AM

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek - Hygge and the DMO Life

I love traveling.  It doesn’t matter if I’m driving a local backroad that I’ve never encountered before or if I’m in Duluth waiting for my plane to taxi down the runway and take me away.  I’m writing this blog from Chicago’s O’Hara.  I just eavesdropped on an entire conversation of a young couple and a dad returning from a ski trip to the Canadian Rockies.  Oh how I wanted to tell them to go to Lutsen.  : )

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

Talking Tourism with Linda Jurek: Holiday Celebrations, Education and Growth.

Posted by Leif Birnbaum on 12/14/16 10:35 AM

Happy Holidays from Visit Cook County!

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

Even Pokemon goes on vacation.

Posted by Leif Birnbaum on 7/14/16 9:22 PM

Even Pokemon goes on vacation.

At first when I saw someone running around Grand Marais looking at their phone, I assumed they were just trying to find a WiFi connection, make a call, or escape a cloud of mosquitos. Upon further inspection, I discovered that in fact, I happened to be standing amidst a gathering of pokemon awaiting capture. Turns out even PokemonGo knows how to vacation right!

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

What You Need To Know About The Summer Solstice & Why We Should Celebrate It!

Posted by Leif Birnbaum on 6/14/16 7:59 PM

The solstice is nearly upon us, let us help you to find what you need to know about the summer solstice and why we should celebrate it!

In 2017 the official date of the summer solstice is June 21st.

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