Welcome to Lovin’ Lake County

Lake County in Minnesota sits along the Lake Superior North Shore from Knife River to Little Marais and extends north to the Canadian Border, near Ely, MN and the Boundary Waters Canoe area. Lake County boasts four gorgeous state parks, including Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Tettegouche State Park, and George Crosby-Manitou State Park. Our state parks offer miles of scenic hiking trails featuring rivers, waterfalls and forest.

Here, you’ll find breathtaking views of the Lake Superior shoreline, amazing lakeshore resorts, hotels, and campgrounds, and endless outdoor adventures! We welcome you here in Lake County.

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Lake County Winter Adventure Guide

Ah, winter! While some folks curl up under a blanket and hibernate during the winter months, resilient Minnesotans find frolicking outdoors invigorating! Enjoying the outdoors during winter fights seasonal depression and improves your well-being. So, we say, bundle up and get moving! When the snow falls, northern Minnesota transforms into a winter wonderland. From snowshoeing…

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Lake Superior & The Gales of November

“When the gales of November came slashin’.” As most famously illustrated in Gordon Lightfoot’s song, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” November can bring violent storms creating gale-force winds that cause gigantic waves and fury on Lake Superior. November has notably been the month where dozens of shipwrecks had occurred. Perhaps the most violent storm…

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The North Shore Fall Adventure Guide

Fall may be one of the best times for outdoor adventure on Minnesota’s North Shore. Explore via scenic road trips along the shore and into the wilderness or get moving and hike through gorgeous state parks or along the Superior Hiking Trail. Many locals enjoy hopping on their side-by-sides and riding through Lake County’s scenic…

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Explore Our Four State Parks

George Crosby – Manitou

At George Crosby - Manitou State Park, waterfalls cascade through a volcanic canyon surrounded by forest. Hiking can be challenging, but rewarded with spectacular views.

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Tettegouche State Park is the home of Palisade Head and features premier trails along Lake Superior.

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Split Rock Lighthouse

The historic Split Rock Lighthouse State Park features gorgeous Lake Superior views and several hiking and biking trails.

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Gooseberry Falls

At Gooseberry Falls State Park you will find the upper, middle, and lower Gooseberry Falls and a hiking trail leading to Agate Beach along Lake Superior.

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Keep it Local!

  SHOP LOCAL ~ SAVE RECEIPTS ~ BE ENTERED TO WIN PRIZES! Save your local Lake County shopping receipts dated November 27 – December 20. Add name and phone number to receipts from Lake County businesses and drop in a designated drop box near you. That’s it! You’re entered to win prizes!   Head to…

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Your Summer Awaits You In Lake County

Memories await you this summer on the North Shore.

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