Itineraries & Travel Guides

Ideas for your trip to lake county

Sometimes planning the perfect vacation can be dauting. Whether you’re a thrillest who seeks a climbing and mountain biking adventure; or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect family activities along Lake Superior. Maybe you’re a naturalist who wants to paddle a canoe deep within the pristine boundary waters; or you may want to simply relax and soak in the majestic scenery, but your legs don’t work so great anymore.

We’ve created a variety of itineraries with recommendations for activities, great places to eat, and destinations suited to your interests.  

Additionally, you’ll find great ideas from people who’ve visited here before.

Mountain Biking North Shore MN

North Shore Itineraries

Dog-Friendly North Shore Day Trip

Dog-Friendly Itinerary Dog-Friendly North Shore Day Trip What To Bring: Water Water bowl for the dog Snacks and dog treats Sunblock Blanket Towels Tennis balls ...
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Family-Friendly Itinerary: Two-Day Trip

Family-Friendly Itinerary – 2 Day – Trip What To Bring: Sunscreen Snacks Swimsuit Towels Blanket DAY ONE Knife River Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse – pick up ...
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split rock wilds mountain biking

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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gooseberry falls north shore mn

Accessible Outdoor Adventures

One-Day Trip The Minnesota DNR and local businesses in Lake County believe that all people, regardless of disability, should have access to and enjoy the ...
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Adventure guides for every season

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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snowmobiling north shore state trail

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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beaver river falls in autumn, north shore mn

The North Shore Fall Adventure Guide

Minnesota’s Fall Colors Bucket List Fall may be one of the best times for outdoor adventure on Minnesota’s North Shore. Explore via scenic road trips ...
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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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cozy socks, fire, hygge

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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black beach silver bay mn in summer

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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