Parks & Trails

Explore Parks & Trails in Lake County

Lake County is blessed with four gorgeous state parks that possess miles of hiking and biking trails, amazing scenic views, waterfalls, and wilderness.

Lake County offers recreational trails for all kinds of hikers and bikers. So whether you like a casual stroll or smooth cruising for miles on paved paths, or you’re an adventure-seeker who craves rough terrain and twisting trails that challenge your abilities, you’ll find Lake County proves a must-do outdoor recreation destination.

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George Crosby Manitou State Park

George Crosby Manitou State Park in Finland is a favored place by locals for its rich wilderness and serene beauty.  Hiking this rugged state park …

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Gooseberry Falls State Park

As the gateway to the North Shore, Gooseberry Falls earns popularity for its spectacular waterfalls, river gorge, Lake Superior shoreline, Civilian Conservation Corps log and …

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Gaze upon miles of North Shore coastline at the daring height of 130 feet off the Split Rock Lighthouse cliffside. Take in the charming architectural …

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Tettegouche State Park

At Tettegouche State Park, you’ll discover the spectacular overlooks at Shovel Point, featuring rocky cliffs and inland bluffs; the cascading 60 ft. High Falls of …

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Lake County Winter Adventure Guide

Ah, winter! While some folks curl up under a blanket and hibernate during the winter, resilient Minnesotans find frolicking outdoors invigorating! Enjoying the outdoors during …

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Winter Fat Biking Minnesota’s North Shore

Fat biking on Minnesota’s North Shore has become a popular winter sport for biking enthusiasts. Fat biking makes a great workout and offers a significant …

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10 Ways to Get Hygge in Lake County

You’re probably familiar with the famous Danish lifestyle trend of Hygge (pronounced “Hyoo-guh”); the Scandinavian term embraces feelings of coziness, happiness, and comfort by appreciating …

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