Parks and Trails

Our Mission:

Implementation of the Cook County comprehensive trails plan and maintenance of Cook County recreational properties to enhance the quality of life for residents and the quality of experiences for visitors.

We Add Value By:

Coordinating the implementation and ongoing monitoring of the Cook County Trails plan to ensure:

  • Trails re connected to each other and to commercial centers, campgrounds, trail hubs, parking, communities and other destinations
  • Trail administrators work together to ensure quality experiences for users and to create economic efficiencies and sustainability
  • Trail use is maximized in all seasons by allowing compatible uses to exist whenever possible
  • Trail hubs with parking, safety features, information, amenities and connections to multiple trails have been identified and improved, or created, at key locations
  • Safety concerns are examined and improvements are implemented when and where appropriate
  • Trails and recreation properties in Cook County are sustainable both economically and environmentally and trails have a viable administrative and maintenance strategy.
  • Trails and recreation properties in Cook County positively impact the area’s tourism economy while still providing quality recreation experiences and health benefits to residents

See Also:

Parks and Trails Commission Members
Comprehensive Trails Plan 
Cook County Aquatic Invasive Species 

Contact Us

Lisa Kerr
Land Commissioner/Parks and Trails Director

Cook County Courthouse
411 W. 2nd Street
Grand Marais, MN 55604
Phone: 218.387.3654
Fax: 218.387.3042
Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm
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