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A Perfect Playground

Lake County gives outdoor enthusiasts the perfect playground to enjoy endless adventures: the breathtaking views of Lake Superior’s North Shore, its four gorgeous state parks, and a plethora of hiking and biking trails.

Inland you’ll find smaller lakes for fishing panfish and walleye, more than 400 miles of groomed snowmobile and ATV trails, rivers and creeks, and quaint resorts surrounded by forest.

a climber ascending near the top of palisade head, almost 300 feet above lake superior, on minnesota’s north shore.

north shore summer bucket list

This summer, plan to check off your Minnesota Bucket List in Lake County, MN! Get wowed by its ancient cliffs and hidden beaches. It’s home to iconic parks, quaint towns, and expansive wilderness from Lake Superior to the Boundary Waters.

This is the time to do it all in a nature lover’s paradise. Visit one of four fantastic state parks, camp in a national or state forest, or go into the world-renowned Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: your options are endless.

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North Shore Summer Bucket List

There are many reasons folks flock to Lake Superior’s North Shore in the summertime: With four majestic state parks, three lighthouses, numerous waterfalls, the scenic …

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Ultimate North Shore Road Trip

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. …

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Explorer’s Guide to Waterfalls in Lake County

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 …

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