September 25, 2020 - April 10, 2021
12:00 am

Bears Hibernate
Bears Hibernate

True hibernators’ body temps drop, their heart beat slows, and they don’t ‘wake up’ when prodded or exposed to loud noises. Black bears, chipmunks, snakes, frogs, toads and some turtles hibernate. Other mammals go into torpor, a state of deep, temporary sleep from which they wake to eat, drink, release waste.

Learn more about bear hibernation.

November 1, 2020 - April 19, 2021
12:00 am

Warmer by the Lake + Sea Smoke Season
Warmer by the Lake + Sea Smoke Season

With an average temp of 42°, Lake Superior acts like a hot water bottle emanating a little warmth up the hillsides. This occurs November through April when daily highs air temps drop below 40°. The warmth sits in the bowl created by the hills. Once you pass the hilltop, temps can drop by 15°.

When very cold winter air meets the relatively warm lake water, fog is created. This fog hovers over the surface and is known as sea smoke. You will most often see sea smoke in January when it is really cold.

December 11, 2020 - April 11, 2021
All Day

Lutsen Mountains Open Daily 20/21 season
Lutsen Mountains Open Daily 20/21 season

Lutsen Mountains | Lutsen MN

2020/2021 Season

Open Daily: Dec 11, 2020 – Apr 11, 2021

Extended Weekend: April 17-18 and 24-25, and May 1-2

*Holiday Dates: Dec 26-Jan 3; Jan 16-18 and Feb 13-15

December 26, 2020 - March 31, 2021
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cook County Ice Rink Schedule
Cook County Ice Rink Schedule

Cook County Community Center | Grand Marais MN

We plan to have the warming house open every day (except for Holidays) from 1 – 6 p.m.  We have added benches outdoors, so you may skate at any time when the warming house is not open. Skate rentals will be $2 / pair / time and skate sharpening is $5. Skate rentals and skate sharpening can only be done when our warming house is open.

January 14, 2021 - March 29, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Historic Cook County Museum Winter Hours
Historic Cook County Museum Winter Hours

Cook County Historical Society – Museum | Grand Marais Minnesota

Historic Cook County Museum is now open

Hours: Monday: 1-4, Thursday: 1-4, Friday: 10 – 4, Saturday: 10-4

For more information contact the Museum at: 218.387.2883 or email:

January 29, 2021 - February 28, 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pot Luck Of Art - An Exhibition by the JHP Art Gallery
Pot Luck Of Art - An Exhibition by the JHP Art Gallery

Johnson Heritage Post | Grand Marais MN

Join us for a new exhibition of works “Pot Luck Of Art”. This exhibit will feature artworks from many local artists creating a wonderful mix of mediums from paintings to fiber artwork. There’s something for everyone to enjoy! The exhibit runs January 29 – February 28.

Gallery Hours:
Thursdays 1 – 4 pm;
Fridays & Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm, and
Sundays 10 am – 2 pm.

Face Masks, Social Distancing and using provided hand sanitizer Mandatory.
Gallery Capacity is only 12 people. We look forward to seeing you!

February 5, 2021 - February 14, 2021
All Day

Hygge Festival

Downtown Grand Marais | Grand Marais MN

You may not yet know the definition of the Danish word hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), but chances are good that you have felt it. Hygge is the Danish ritual of embracing life’s simple pleasures. Feeling relaxed, cozy and surrounded by the warmth of family, friends, community and fire, hygge encourages us to embrace all of winter’s pleasures and unique opportunities.

February 5, 2021 - February 7, 2021
All Day

Two Harbors Winter Frolic - cancelled
Two Harbors Winter Frolic - cancelled

Two Harbors Curling Club | Two Harbors MN

The Two Harbors Winter Frolic Committee regrets to announce that at this time we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Winter Frolic due to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic. Without knowing what the winter brings we did not feel comfortable trying to host this indoor/outdoor winter event at this time. We will be back next year with plans for a great continuation of this historic Two Harbors event. Thank you for your understanding and stay tuned for Two Harbors Winter Frolic 2022!

Annual Winter Celebration include

  • medallion hunt
  • sliding hill and skating pond
  • snowman building
  • vendor fair
  • curling challenges
  • chili cook off
  • pancake breakfast
  • photo scavenger hunt
  • vintage snowmobile ride
  • kids races
  • music and bonfire

Full details and schedule at