wild. rugged. north.
Infinite adventures from
the North Shore to the Boundary waters
Lake County in Minnesota sits along the Lake Superior North Shore from Knife River to Little Marais. It extends north to the Canadian Border, near Ely, MN, and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Lake County boasts four gorgeous state parks, including Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Tettegouche State Park, and George Crosby-Manitou State Park. Our state parks offer many miles of scenic hiking trails featuring rivers, waterfalls, and deep forests.
There's snow place like lake county.
When the snow falls, northern Minnesota transforms into a winter wonderland. From snowshoeing or hiking through our scenic state parks, blazing new trails on a sled, or simply soaking in the magical beauty of new-fallen snow, Lake County makes the ultimate winter adventure destination.
Browse our Winter Adventure Guide for winter activity recommendations and tips for a grand up-north getaway.
Bike, Ride, or ski: Just get outside!
Everyone can do their part to Care for Lake County by following our Leave No Trace principles.
Take the Pledge and receive a free sticker and a mini North Shore hiking guide!