Ready. Set. Experience fall in Cook County, MN. The state’s northeastern-most region boasts stunning fall color, incredible hiking and biking trails, incredible art, the nation’s darkest sky, and an exciting lineup of fall events the whole family will enjoy. Explore local shopping, dining and lodging in the unique communities of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder, Grand Marais, Grand Portage and the Gunflint Trail during the beautiful fall season.
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Cook County is for exploration, and with nearly 400 miles of amazing hiking trails, there’s always something new to discover. Try the Superior Hiking Trail, reach Minnesota’s highest point at Eagle Mountain, or take a casual hike to High Falls in Grand Portage State Park, the tallest waterfall in Minnesota.
2. Fall Color Drives
Throughout the entire region, vibrant fall colors surround you. All along the historic highway 61, you’ll feel like you’re driving through a painting. Find fall color drive maps and chart your perfect route.
3. Explore the Boundary Waters
Visiting the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) during fall is a completely different experience than any other time of year. You’ll feel like you have the million-acre wilderness all to yourself. The sunny days are mild and mosquito-free, and the longer nights are perfect for watching the northern lights.
4. Experience the Dark Sky
When the sun goes down, Cook County’s sky comes alive. The BWCAW is a certified Dark Sky Sanctuary, one of the darkest skies in the world. Catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis, the milky way galaxy, and countless stars, planets and other celestial events by simply looking up.
5. Savor the North Shore
Up here, you’ll find unique local businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. Passionate entrepreneurs have brought ideas to life in one-of-a-kind restaurants offering authentic local cuisine, incredible craft breweries, wineries and cideries.
6. Plan Your Adventure in Cook County
Everywhere you look, you’ll find an adventure and beauty just waiting for you to seize the moment. Browse the Visit Cook County website to plan an amazing fall getaway and find deals on lodging properties that suit your personal style.
VisitCookCounty.com 116 West Highway 61, Grand Marais, MN 55604 218-387-2524 email@example.com