Ask the Guides: Favorite Sights!

August 16, 2016

When visiting Cook County, there is more to do in the span of a few short days than could ever be done. Here at the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts, we understand that choosing your first dining or hiking destination can be anything but simple. With that in mind, we asked your local team of Activities guides about their favorite spots on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Here are their answers:

Paul: Carlton Peak. You can access these panoramic views of the North Shore by foot or by bike. Paul is partial to the steep, 3-mile mountain bike trail on the lake side of the peak. You’ll feel the burn in your legs on the way up, but the vista makes the trip well worth it!

Debbie: Caribou Falls and Sugarloaf Cove. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s a tie. Caribou Falls offers accessibility for guests of all hiking abilities and another beautiful view of the big lake, but Sugarloaf is also a strong contender with its rich logging history and picturesque trails.

Helen: White Sky Rock. You might have to channel your inner billy goat to get to the top of this overlook, but the view of the lakes is sure to take your breath away. If you’re still in the mood for some hiking when you finish, you can take a connecting trail to the stoic Lake Agnes and visit a cedar forest along the way.

Alex: Cascade State Park. Got a sweet tooth? This hike has some of the best eye candy between Tofte and Grand Marais and gives you a taste of the Superior Hiking Trail. One waterfall follows another on this pleasant hike, good for the whole family.

Hannah: Tofte Park. At the end of the day, especially with all this hiking under your belt, few things can compete with the relaxing sound of the waves upon the shore. A short walk away from most Bluefin Bay units, this special little nook is the perfect place for an afternoon walk or an evening stroll.

There you have it! Make the most of your stay at the Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts with these helpful tips or by joining in on our guided activities.