Welcome to Lake County, Minnesota
Lake County in MN 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 Wilderness (BWCAW). 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 forests.
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Plan the Ultimate North Shore Road Trip through Lake County, MN this summer and be wowed by its ancient cliffs, hidden beaches, and stunning vistas. It’s home to iconic parks, quaint towns, and expansive wilderness. It’s where people go to watch the ships and savor a perfect slice of pie. Cozy up in lake view…Read More »
In early April, the spring melt gives way to raging waterfalls that start to erase the last remnants of winter. Although several outdoor activities halt in early spring, exploring Lake County’s four state parks and the beautiful waterfalls can be a satisfying adventure. Did you know that there are more than 12 waterfalls in Lake…Read More »
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…Read More »
With the signing of the LaPointe treaty of 1854, opening of the Sault Locks in 1855 and the arrival of the Steamer Illinois in 1856, Beaver Bay became the first established community on the Minnesota shore of Lake Superior.View Community »
Two Harbors is a hub for outdoor activities. The town is a section on the Superior Hiking Trail which features 300+ miles of trails alongside Lake Superior. The city also features paved trails within the town. The town hosts the Lake County Fair, The Two Harbors Folk Festival, Heritage Days, and the Two Harbors Kayak Festival. Two Harbors is one of the checkpoints for the Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, as well as the start line for the Grandma’s Marathon and the NorthShore Inline Marathon. Two Harbors is a port town with ships regularly coming into port. These ships are easily viewed from the town’s break-wall in the bay.View Community »
Fall Lake Township & Boundary Waters Canoe Area
In the northern region of Lake County (just east of Ely, MN) you'll find Fall Lake Township which encompasses a large portion of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Every year, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts travel to this part of northeastern Minnesota to experience its pristine wilderness and to fish, canoe, hike, and camp completely off the grid.View Community »
Finland, Minnesota is nestled in the Baptism River Valley, surrounded by rugged hills and cliffs, called the Sawtooth Mountains. Its rugged isolation made it one of the last areas of Minnesota to be settled. It wasn’t until the late 1890′s that the first Finns and other Scandinavians began to file for homesteads in this remote section of Lake County. These first settlers, who found the area strongly reminiscent of their rugged homelands, endured the great hardships in order to claim their land.View Community »
Silver Bay offers some of the most dramatic scenery and the most visited attractions along the North Shore. Explore Gooseberry State Park, Split Rock
Lighthouse State Park, Palisade Head and Shovel Point - all within a short drive. Inland, the sprawling Tettegouche State Park and its miles of hiking, skiing and snowmobile trails will take you to the wilderness of Palisade Valley and the Superior Hiking Trail.
Knife River is a small, close-knit community that inspires artisans to call it home. You can arrange for charter fishing at the marina or just explore the expansive pebble beach. The Superior Hiking Trail starts right in town and takes you along Knife River through birch and evergreen forests.View Community »
Explore Our Four State Parks
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