8 06, 2022

North Shore Summer Camps

2022-06-14T14:48:39+00:00Activities & Attractions, Duluth, Grand Marais, Gunflint Trail/BWCA, Lutsen|

Are you looking for kid-friendly entertainment on your next vacation? Did you know that the North Shore is home to many great day camps and residential camps? In recent years, local day camps have reported more and more attendance by out-of-area kids. Families have learned how to incorporate north shore summer camps into their vacation. It can be a great way for kids to have a unique North Shore experience. And, for adults to have some kid-free time. Taking Advantage of Local Day Camps The North Shore, primarily in the Duluth area, has many summer camp offerings. Exploring the North [...]

8 12, 2021

Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort

2022-10-20T14:27:11+00:00Activities & Attractions, Lutsen|

Perhaps the most popular wintertime activity for North Shore residents and visitors is alpine skiing and snowboarding at Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort. This family-owned and operated resort has been a North Shore staple since 1948! It's a place where locals and visitors test their skiing and snowboarding skills with Lake Superior sweeping along the background. The resort is mid-America's largest and tallest ski destination with runs and activities for all ages and skill levels. Mountain Stats Lutsen Mountains Ski Resort reaches a vertical rise of 1,088 and features 95 runs designed for all skill levels. From the beginner run [...]

14 10, 2021

Sawtooth Mountain Range

2021-10-15T17:13:43+00:00Grand Marais, Lutsen, Schroeder/Tofte|

The Sawtooth Mountains are a range of small mountains on Lake Superiors North shore. It stretches about 30 miles From Carolton Peak on the west to Grand Marais on the east. Of the number of peaks, the highest reaches 900 feet over Lake Superior. While these peaks don’t rival other mountain ranges in height, the Sawtooth Mountain Range has a noteworthy silhouette. Looking at it from a distance, the peaks resemble the teeth of a saw with their uniform size, height, and angles. This is why they were given the name Sawtooth Mountains. A combination of volcanic activity and erosion [...]

24 06, 2021

Returning in 2021

2021-06-28T14:54:22+00:00Duluth, Events & Holidays, Grand Marais, Hovland/Grand Portage, Lutsen, Schroeder/Tofte, Two Harbors/Castle Danger|

Last week, we were overjoyed that Grandma's Marathon returned to Duluth after being canceled in 2020. Seeing the runners was a welcoming sight to see! This weekend, we are excited to see the return of the Lutsen 99er. Already, the North Shore has seen the return of several popular events. Now, we are pleased to announce that there are several popular events and festivals along the North Shore that are returning in 2021! Festivals in Cook County (Grand Marais, Grand Portage, Hovland, Lutsen, Tofte, Schroeder) According to the Visit Cook Count Events Calendar, things are really hopping up in Cook [...]

15 03, 2021

2021 Lutsen 99er Update

2021-04-21T16:14:45+00:00Lutsen, News & Updates|

Like most things in 2020, we saw the cancelation of the 2020 Lutsen 99er due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lutsen 99er team has been closely watching for updates from Governor Tim Walz, the CDC, and other entities to see if it will be possible to hold the North Shore's most popular bike race. Well, good news, we've got a 2021 Lutsen 99er Update: It's On! This year's race will be held on Saturday, June 26! The event will follow all COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Governor and LifeTime Fitness. The race will start and end at Lutsen Mountains, as [...]

25 02, 2021

Lutsen Mountains Summit Gondola

2021-02-25T18:52:59+00:00Activities & Attractions, Lutsen|

No matter the season, there are beautiful views to behold at Lutsen Mountains. No place offers you better views than aboard the Lutsen Mountains Summit Gondola. Take the scenic ride to the peak of Moose Mountain over 1,000 feet above Lake Superior. From the summit, you can enjoy sweeping views of the boreal forest and Lake Superior. Open all year, the Lutsen Mountains Summit Gondola provides a different experience each season. The winter sees the gondola receiving the most use. Skiiers and snowboarders use the gondola to access the runs on Moose Mountains. While use of the gondola is included [...]

25 02, 2021

Lutsen Mountains Alpine Slide

2021-02-25T18:53:51+00:00Activities & Attractions, Lutsen|

Lutsen Mountains Alpine Slide is a half-mile twisting, turning track that riders cruise down on a speed-controlled sled. You hop on the chairlift just off Ski Hill Road to the top of Eagle Mountain. Then, you soar down the mountainside on the provided sled. Since you are in control, you can go full speed and enjoy the thrilling sensation as you fly down the mountainside, or choose to take it slow and enjoy the beauty and sights surrounding the area, with Lake Superior as your backdrop. Most North Shore visitors think of the Lutsen Mountains Ski area as a winter-time [...]

12 01, 2021

Caribou Lake


  Caribou Lake is a beautiful lake with picturesque views located north of Lutsen MN, on the Caribou Trail. There are two other lakes by the same name in the county. The other two lakes are well into the BWCA. This lake is also home to Base Camp,  Maple Haven, and Caribou Crossing. Caribou Lake is well known for swimming, water skiing, fishing, and in the winter ice fishing, and in the fall season, you can enjoy the amazing leaf colors. A terrific location for year-round activities! This lake is 728 acres in size and is approximately 30 feet deep [...]

1 06, 2020

Lutsen 99er

2021-09-30T18:54:35+00:00Events & Holidays, Lutsen|

Every year, on the last Saturday of June, Lutsen plays host to a series of mountain bike races that take riders through the vast wilderness of Northern Minnesota.  Cutting through dirt, mud, weeds, and maneuvering around rocks, racers start with a 1,000 foot climb up Caribou Trail and then part ways through a challenging course along miles of bike trails, snowmobile trails, Forest Service roads, and single track.  This race series is known as the Lutsen 99er. The race currently offers 4 challenging courses: the 25er, the 49er, the 69er, and the 99er.  Racers vary from beginners to life-long ultra-marathon racers, both [...]

4 03, 2020

Bear Rescue

2022-09-14T19:37:27+00:00Animals, Lutsen|

Bears Rescued at Cascade Vacation Rentals The text came in at 7:31 AM. “I just went to the dumpster and both bars were on it and when I opened it the bear was sitting in the dumpster!! Wonder how that is even possible with it being barred shut?!? I ran off with my trash but didn’t put the bars back on or look to see if the bear jumped out.” Bara, a Cascade Vacation Rentals housekeeper, got quite the shock when going to dispose of her garbage in the CVR campus dumpster early Wednesday morning. By 9 am the [...]

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