Outdoor Adventure Guide

Cascade is in easy vicinity of the restaurants, shops, and brewpubs of pretty Grand Marais, an artsy, bohemian village just fifteen minutes east, and a short 10 minute drive west to Lutsen mountains. Swimming, hiking, and fishing are on offer throughout the warm weather months, while cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing keep snow days from ever getting dull.

Give us a call

One of our friendly staff members would love to assist you with your trip to the North Shore.

Call: (218) 387-1112

Summer/Fall Adventure

On a summer evening at Cascade Lodge you can see countless stars over your head and hundreds of fireflies on the horizon. Summer is a special time on the North Shore. Days become long and hot while the uninterrupted night sky brings millions of stars on display. The land which was made hot during the day quickly cools down by the Lake Superior air coming across the shore. Listen to the Cascade Creek by your cabin, enjoy some s'mores, share stories, and relax in the nature at an authentic place that is anything but cookie cutter. Once you get your well deserved night's rest, head out for hiking, swimming, fishing, and exploring, always knowing that you have a perfect basecamp at Cascade Lodge.

Winter/Spring Adventure

For a true winter head North. Adventure and fun, that is what Minnesota winters are all about. During the day the crisp, wild outdoors beckons. Take an exciting dogsled trek through scenic wilderness, glide silently on groomed cross country ski trails through peaceful woods, hurtle across snow drifts on a breathtaking snowmobile ride, ski the powdery slopes of midwest mountains, embrace the clarity and crispness of cold winter air and own you adventure. Once the snow starts melting come and stay awhile to enjoy the most peaceful and quiet time of the year, interrupted only by the sound of rushing waterfalls and returning birds welcoming the springtime in the Northwoods.

Year-round Adventure

Start with the first warm days of spring, the steady trickle of melting snow and wild flowers poking their heads through the woodlands floor. Continue into the long warm summer days, hiking green woodland trails. Then relax with the sun reflecting on the water and rocks along the shore. Inviting golden days of autumn offer unsurpassed color, crisp nights and firesides. The serene quiet of the winter is broken by the sound of skis gliding through the trees heavy with the new fallen snow, beckoning you. Whichever season you prefer, Cascade Lodge is there to be your basecamp for adventure on the North Shore.

Area Attractions

Cascade Lodge is situated 9 miles east of Lutsen and nine miles west of Grand Marais, making it a perfect midway base camp to all of the area's attractions and adventures. Drive the scenic Gunflint Trail, explore the surrounding state parks and points of interest, visit Grand Portage, or enjoy a day of charter fishing. Whatever your vacation or adventure pleasure, come stay with us, we can help you plan and do it all.

Shops & Galleries

Shopping, visiting art galleries, various scenic and historic sites in the area, theater events and Lake Superior boat tours are popular activities for many of our guests. Explore some of our favorite local galleries, shops, and stores where you can find everything you would need to make your stay on the North Shore even more comfortable and memorable. From unique gifts to healthy foods and locally produced wine, there is something for everyone to discover and enjoy.

Local Events

Check out the Cook County Event Calendar for the most current listing of local events.

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