Cook County Blog

Reawakening Cook County, what to expect this 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. However, due to COVID-19 regulations, there are a few things you’ll want to know to prepare for your upcoming visit. 

 

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Topics: Spring, Summer, Outdoors, BWCAW, Lake Superior

Picture yourself here, take a virtual vacation!

Posted by Kjersti Vick on 4/8/20 1:47 PM

Picture yourself here ... literally!

We know you miss us, and we certainly miss all of you! To help compensate for our time apart while we flatten the COVID-19 curve. We have created custom virtual backgrounds that you can use for Zoom, Skype, or other virtual meeting platforms for each of your favorite Cook County communities.

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Topics: Northern Lights & Night Sky, BWCAW, Lake Superior

Historic Lake Superior Storms of Cook County MN

Posted by Visit Cook County MN on 11/5/19 1:23 PM

Downtown Grand Marais has been hit by major early winter lake storms going back to the turn of the 20th century. In the spirit of the Storm Season🌊, we asked local historian and seasonal Information Center guru, Dan Helmerson, to share some of his favorite stormy season photos and stories he could find from the Cook County Historical Society. We hope you'll enjoy this photographic journey through history. 

 

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Topics: Winter, Art, History & Culture, Lake Superior

Big Lake Effect - by Carah Thomas-Maskell

Posted by Visit Cook County MN on 5/11/19 10:15 AM

Big Lake Effect     

by: Carah Thomas-Maskell

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Topics: Lake Superior, foodie

A Few Of Our Favorite Spring Things

Posted by Visit Cook County MN on 4/9/19 3:00 PM

In honor of this wonderful season, we’ve compiled a list of 19 awesome springtime adventures you won’t want to miss.

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Topics: Events, Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail, Scenic Drives, Services, Spring, Summer, Art, History & Culture, Grand Portage, Lutsen Tofte Schroeder, Outdoors, Northern Lights & Night Sky, BWCAW, Lake Superior

When Lake Superior Freezes - February in Cook County MN

Posted by Visit Cook County MN on 2/20/19 11:34 AM

 

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Topics: Winter, Lake Superior