1 03, 2023

Cascade Beach Road


Cascade Beach Road is a five-mile road just outside Lutsen, Minnesota that runs along the Lake Superior shoreline. This picturesque area is home to many vacation rentals. It serves as the ideal vacation destination on the North Shore thanks to its central location and unique beaches. Also, homes along the road are privately owned, making this a wonderful destination for those looking for a peaceful, private getaway. A Brief History of Cascade Beach Road Cobblestone shoreline on the eastern end of Cascade Beach Road- Namaste Main/Namaste Guest House beach. Just a few miles outside of Lutsen lies an [...]

6 02, 2023

Hygge Festival

2023-02-07T21:38:06+00:00Events & Holidays|

The winter season on the North Shore brings lots of cold nights and the desire to be warm and cozy. This is the idea behind the idea of Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah"). Hygge means "invoking or fostering a sense of coziness, contentment, and well-being". It is these ideals that we embrace during the Hygge Festival. About the Hygge Festival Visit Cook County's Hygge Festival was started a few years ago to embrace and bring attention to the idea of Hygge. And, show off how well Cook County Minnesota does Hygge! The 10-day festival happens every February, as the temperatures in [...]

2 02, 2023

2023 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

2023-02-06T17:27:49+00:00Everything Else|

Celebrating its 39th year of racing along the North Shore, the 2023 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon was as exciting as ever. Perfect weather conditions combined with excellent trail conditions lead to perfect race conditions. And, a few thrilling scenes at the finish line added to the excitement of the race. Here are the results of the 2023 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, along with our recap of the finish line. Perfect Racing Conditions Lead to Fast Finishing Times What may seem like frigid, cold temps to a person is experienced very differently from the perspective of a sled [...]

22 11, 2022

Old Shore Road Beach

2023-02-06T17:26:55+00:00Beaches, Grand Marais|

Over the years, many visitors to Grand Marais have discovered a unique little beach just east of town. Driving to the end of Old Shore Road you will find a small parking lot where you will find a narrow path. Follow that path and you will find yourself at the Old Shore Road Beach, more commonly known as Passion Pit. Recently, this small, unassuming beach on Lake Superior has made history. For the first time in Minnesota, off-Reservation land belonging to the State of Minnesota has been returned to the Native tribe it belonged to. In this case, the [...]

12 10, 2022

Hedlund Husky Puppies

2022-10-13T14:29:59+00:00Activities & Attractions, Animals, Hovland/Grand Portage|

We brought you on an adventure in the BWCA with Points Unknown a few months ago. While there, we met Siri, a pregnant Hedlund Husky dog who was due to give birth at the end of July. Right on schedule, on July 30th, Siri had five beautiful Hedlund Husky puppies. During our initial visit with Linda, the owner of Points Unknown, we learned a little bit about this unique breed of dog that had almost gone extinct. We decided to go back after the puppies were born to meet them and learn more about Hedlund Huskies and Linda's breeding [...]

7 09, 2022

Lake Superior Agates


Rockhounds and casual beachcombers alike know the term "Lake Superior Agates". For many, finding one is a central part of their North Shore vacations. Entire Facebook groups are dedicated to those on the hunt for the elusive Lake Superior Agate. But what are they? Why are they so special? And, most importantly, where can I find them? We answer all of that, and more, right here! The Formation of the Lake Superior Agates Lake Superior Agates are a specific kind of stone that was formed by volcanic activity along the North Shore 1.2 billion years ago. Gas pockets in [...]

24 08, 2022

Radio Waves Music Festival

2022-10-05T17:45:22+00:00Activities & Attractions, Events & Holidays|

WTIP's Radio Waves Music festival is an annual event that takes place in Grand Marais on the weekend after Labor Day. This wonderful, local tradition features both local and regional musicians playing at Sweetheart's Bluff near the Grand Marais Recreational Park and Campground. Enjoy music from a variety of genres while enjoying foods from local vendors. About WTIP's Radio Waves Music Festival With music on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this family-friendly event is a great way to take in some local music in a beautiful setting. The first festival was held in 2008 to celebrate WTIP Community Radio's 10th [...]

5 08, 2022

Cook County Airport and Seaplane Base

2022-08-05T21:12:35+00:00Activities & Attractions, Grand Marais, Local Businesses|

Did you know that Cook County has its own airport? The Cook County Airport and Seaplane Base is a small municipal airport located about 8 miles from Grand Marais on Devil Track Lake. While you won't find commercial flights flying in and out of this one-runway airport, you will see small privately owned planes zipping in and out. The airport also offers private scenic flights that you can do during your next trip to Lake Superior's North Shore. Just imagine chasing waterfalls or enjoying the fall colors from above. Down on Devil Track Lake, seaplanes can land at the [...]

3 08, 2022

Great Lakes Aquarium

2022-08-05T19:03:21+00:00Activities & Attractions, Duluth|

The Great Lakes Aquarium has been welcoming visitors since 2000 with the mission to "connect all people to the water and wildlife of Lake Superior and beyond". This fun and educational Aquarium is a wonderful family-friendly activity that you can enjoy on your next trip to Duluth. Located in Canal Park, the Aquarium is housed in a unique red and blue building that invites visitors to get up close and personal to marine life. About the Aquarium This educational and interactive Aquarium focuses largely on the Great Lakes basin. However, several areas of the Aquarium also feature saltwater and [...]

14 07, 2022

Points Unknown Summer Adventures

2022-07-20T13:57:51+00:00Activities & Attractions, Hovland/Grand Portage, Local Businesses|

Located up the Arrowhead Trail in Hovland, Points Unknown is most well-known for its dog sledding experiences in the wintertime. Recently, they started offering unique adventures in the summertime, as well. Here are some of the Points Unknown Summer Adventures that you can enjoy during your next trip up the North Shore. Mindful Paddle and Hike A mindful paddle is not about paddling the hardest, fastest, or furthest. It's about going slow and being present to the experience. With Points Unknown, a Mindful Paddle and Hike takes you into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) for a 4-6 [...]

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