Available Equipment

Croquet
Shuffleboard
Horseshoes
KanJam
Cornhole/Bags
Ladder Toss/Lawn Golf
Frisbee Golf Discs
Binoculars

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Summer

There is nothing like summer on the North Shore. Explore the beauty of our untamed wilderness and make memories that will last a lifetime. Make Lutsen Resort your summer vacation destination. Lutsen Resort offers a number of tours complimentary to our guests, detailed below.

We offer online sign-ups for activities. Simply select and open the activity listing within the calendar and follow the link to register.

For questions about the following activities, please contact our Activities Department at 218.663.6695.

Click here to view our monthly guest activities calendar.

Resort Activities

Campfires


Available every evening, just ask at the front desk and we’ll get it started and you can keep it going as long as you like. We’ve also got the makings for S’mores available; you're never too young or too old to enjoy these traditional sticky delights!

Swimming Pool


Lutsen Resort has two swimming pool complexes, including hot tubs and saunas at both. Guests staying around the Lodge have access to the Lodge pool (hours are 8:30am-11pm) while Sea Villa guests can enjoy the pool at that site (hours are 9am-10pm), including a splash deck.

Sea Villa Playground


Located just down from the guest building in the middle of the Villas and right next to Lake Superior, this park area is a glorious spot to spend time as a family. Picnic tables and benches overlook the shore just a short walk from your unit.

9-Hole Pitch and Putt Golf


Try our 9-hole "pitch and putt" golf course. Beginning golfers love the "no pressure" situation. Clubs are available at the Activities Desk in the Lodge. No tee times required. This activity is free to our guests.

Shuttle Service


Interested in hiking a point-to-point section of the Superior Hiking Trail? Our shuttle service will drop guests off at the Temperance River or Cascade State Park to hike the nearby trails. Please sign up 24 hours in advance, so we are better able to accommodate you. Call us at 218.663.6695 or stop by the Activities Desk in the Main Lodge.

Cook County Attractions

Biking


The area offers a variety of biking trails including single track and gravel back roads and paved trails. No matter your experience, there are trails for everyone. Click to learn more and access maps and other biking resources.

Canoeing


The Boundary Waters Canoe Area runs along the U.S./Canada border. With over one million acres and over 1,000 lakes, it ranks as the second largest area within the United States' National Wilderness Preservation system. Click to learn more and access area resource information.

Charter Fishing


Charter fishing on Lake Superior is an amazing experience. You'll troll along seeing the rugged North Shore from a vantage point few other travelers experience. This activity is at the guest's expense. Click to learn more about this activity and how to sign up.

Day Trips


Lutsen Resort provides a great base from which to venture out to explore all the cultural, historic and recreation options of Cook County. Click to learn more about the various day trips we recommend.

Fishing


Lutsen Resort was first homesteaded by a fisherman in 1885 and there is a long tradition of fishing in the area. Whether you are coming with a group of friends to fish "the big Lake" or are a family looking for a "fishing plus" experience you won’t be disappointed!

Hiking


From short hikes up to vistas overlooking Lake Superior, trails along nearby rivers or day-long hikes, the variety of interesting places to explore are endless. Click to learn more and view area resources.

Sled Dog Rides


Cook County is a mecca for sled dog trainers and racers. Many people choose to live and train in the area and several mushers share their dogs and expertise with area guests. Click to learn more about the rides available, costs and musher contact information.

Rock Climbing


Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply (218.387.3136) provide guided day trips to nearby Carlton Peak. For experienced climbers, Superior North Outdoor Center (218.387.2186) is our local hot spot for climbing gear and information. If there is a route on the North Shore, they've climbed it.

Shopping


Not far from your lodging at Lutsen Resort, you’ll find great shopping options. The Lutsen and Grand Marais area have attracted a wide range of artists who have chosen to live and work here, as well as businesses that reflect the unique features of the area.

State Parks


Within a 10-minute drive from Lutsen Resort, you'll find two of the most stunning Minnesota State Parks: Cascade River State Park and Temperance River State Park. Click to learn more about other parks in the area.

Activities Team