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Gooseberry Falls - Lower Falls
Explorer’s Guide to Waterfalls in Lake County, MN

In the wild, rugged north of Lake County, winter typically lingers into early April, which means snowy outdoor recreation continues for much of March. This year, weather experts predict that March temperatures will vary, and toward the end of the month, a blizzard could dump some significant inches along the North Shore. In early April,…

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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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Enda G along Two Harbors Ore Docks
Celebrating 125 Years of Edna G

The Edna G tugboat was the last steam-powered tugboat to work the Great Lakes. She was built for the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad in 1856 for around $35,000. Her primary role was to assist ore boats of all kinds in and out of the harbor. She was officially retired in 1980, and now the…

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Your Summer Awaits You In Lake County

Memories await you this summer on the North Shore.

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It’s Lupine Season!

June on the North Shore might not always bring weather that fully feels like summer, but the appearance of lupines is one SURE sign of the upcoming change in season! Take a drive on Highway 61 toward the Canadian border, and you’ll find some gorgeous patches of these tall wildflowers right out your window. The…

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They’re BAAA-AACK!

            Boat nerd here!! We’ve been counting down the days until their return and can hardly contain our excitement. Indiana Harbor will be the first ship of the season to arrive at Agate Bay, with a whole lot of action this weekend. There are seven expected arrivals this Friday and Saturday….

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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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Light up Lake County!

  We all could use a little bright spot in our lives right now!  (How about thousands of them?) Join the fun for this year’s lighting contest, sponsored by Silver Creek Electric! Channel your inner Griswold and register your home or business OR nominate other community members with festive displays! The contest is open to…

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