The Gales of November on Lake Superior

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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, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” can bring violent storms, creating gale-force winds that cause gigantic waves and fury on Lake Superior. Over the years, November has notably been the […]

10 Stunning North Shore Fall Color Hikes

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Ask anyone who lives near the North Shore about their favorite season, and you’ll most likely hear, “Fall!” Sure, you can take a gorgeous North Shore scenic drive, but to see the most captivating and breathtaking views, you’ve got to get moving. If fall colors, vibrant views, and nature photography are your passion, then these […]

10 Ways to Get Hygge in Lake County

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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 the simple things in life that bring joy. The word can mean many things, from chunky blankets to a peaceful snowshoe in the forest, and the term can also be […]

Ultimate North Shore Road Trip

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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. It has iconic state parks, quaint towns, and expansive wilderness. It’s where people go to watch the ships and savor a perfect slice of pie. Cozy up in lake-view lodging. […]

Adventure-Loving Two-Day Itinerary

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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 and warm clothes DAY ONE Climb Along the Shore Tettegouche State Park, Silver Bay Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (4 hours) Daring thrill-seekers can rock climb Shovel Point or […]

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 smoked fish, crackers, cheese, and bevies for the family. Great Lakes Candy Kitchen – Gummies, caramels, turtles Knife River Beach – Picnic Lunch with treats, Swim, Rock skip – Sandy […]

The North Shore Fall Adventure Guide

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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 along the shore and into the wilderness or get moving and hike through gorgeous state parks or along the Superior Hiking Trail. Many locals enjoy hopping on their side-by-sides and […]

Lake County Winter Adventure Guide

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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 stunning views and easy access to winter recreation. Quick Links to Guide Sections The Trails Are Groomed and Ready for Nordic Skiing and Fat-Tire Biking The unparalleled beauty of the […]

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 in early spring, exploring Lake County’s four state parks and the beautiful waterfalls can be a satisfying adventure. Did you know that there are more than 12 waterfalls in Lake […]