Explore Lake County

Wild. Rugged. North.

THE North Shore:
A Nature Lover's Paradise

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Minnesota’s Lake County gives outdoor enthusiasts the perfect natural playground to enjoy endless outdoor adventures: lose yourself in the breathtaking views of Lake Superior’s North Shore, its four gorgeous state parks, many of Minnesota’s best waterfalls, the famed Superior Hiking Trail, and a plethora of scenic bike trails.

Inland you’ll find smaller lakes for fishing panfish and walleye, nearly 400 miles of groomed snowmobile and ATV trails, dozens of rivers and creeks, and charming resorts surrounded by the Superior National Forest.

Up north is a dream for fishing, hunting, boating, or paddling — from the pristine wilderness of the Boundary Waters to the big lake. This is the place to get away, get together, or just get after it. 

May your wild spirit lead you to unforgettable adventures in Lake County.

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North Shore Winter Fun

There's snow place like lake county.

When the snow falls, northern Minnesota transforms into a winter wonderland. From snowshoeing or hiking through our scenic state parks, blazing new trails on a sled, or simply soaking in the magical beauty of new-fallen snow, Lake County makes the ultimate winter adventure destination.

Browse our Winter Adventure Guide for winter activity recommendations and tips for a grand up-north getaway.


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Fall Fishing in Lake County

By Joe Shead for Lovin’ Lake County Fall needs to be longer. There’s just too much to do at that time of year. Leaves are ...
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The Gales of November on Lake Superior

Jump to November Lodging Specials “When the Gales of November came slashin’.” The Gales of November — as most famously illustrated in Gordon Lightfoot’s song, ...
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Lake County Winter Adventure Guide

When the snowflakes fall, Minnesota’s North Shore bursts with outdoor adventures! From Lake Superior to the Canadian border, Lake County offers cozy winter getaways with ...
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