Explore Lake County

Wild. Rugged. North.

THE North Shore:
A Nature Lover's Paradise

explore endless adventures

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.

a climber ascending near the top of palisade head, almost 300 feet above lake superior, on minnesota’s north shore.
Moose Run ATV Trail in Silver Bay, MN

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Explorer's guide to North Shore waterfalls

Did you know there are more than 12 waterfalls in Lake County – more than any other county in Minnesota?

You’ll find off-the-beaten-path trails and falls to explore between the North Shore and the Canadian border. Check out the guide below and add these falls to your Minnesota waterfall-viewing bucket list.

Plan Your North Shore Getaway

silver creek tunnel

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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Adventure-Loving Two-Day Itinerary

Adventure-Loving Two-Day Itinerary What To Bring: Water Towel Blanket for the Beach Lunch/Snacks Closed-Toe Shoes Gloves Bike Helmet (or you can rent one) Rain gear ...
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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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