There is a vast list of attractions and things to do in the Vermilion region, let alone on Lake Vermilion! No matter what type of vacation you're looking for, you’ll experience an unforgettable family getaway, group gathering, or romantic weekend escape to the north woods.
Experience amazing outdoor adventures on the lake. In the spring, summer, and fall, boating, kayaking, and wildlife watching are just a few of the activities you can enjoy. Not to mention there are plenty of opportunities to fish, golf, hike, and swim in the area. Or enjoy the amenities located right within the resort grounds, including bon fires, paddle boating, swimming and more.
Cook and Tower offer all types of shopping from small boutiques to antique shops. Target, Herbergers, Menards, and Kmart can all be found in Virginia, MN with a variety of grocery stores.
Lake Vermilion offers:
* 40,000 acres of water, 365 islands, and 1200 miles of shoreline, it stretches 40 miles (fifth largest in Minnesota by surface area)
* nesting Bald Eagles and Osprey, moose, black bear, loon, and many other wildlife watching options
* miles of great fishing and boating
* black crappie, bluegill, brown bullhead, largemouth bass, muskellunge, northern pike, sunfish, rock bass, smallmouth bass, tullibee (cisco), walleye, white sucker, and yellow perch
Soudan Underground Mine State Park - Ride and elevator a half-mile underground to learn about Minnesota's richest iron mine, or learn about the research on dark matter and neutrinos by taking the physics tour.
Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary - Observe wild bears at feeding time as they fatten up to get ready for winter. *this is consistently one of the favorite attractions of our guests*