Sea Gull Lake - West Cook real estate is considered a beautiful, but lesser known, market for lake homes and lake lots in Minnesota.
Located in West Cook, Sea Gull Lake is just a few miles from the Canadian border. The Duluth International Airport is 169 miles away, and the Cook County North Shore Hospital is 55 miles away. Local grocery options include Cook County Whole Food Co-Op, Johnson’s Foods, and Gene’s Foods. South of the Border Cafe, Sven & Ole’s, Angry Trout Cafe, and Hungry Hippie Tacos are the top-rated local restaurants.
Spanning 3,958 acres, Sea Gull lake has been described by the locals as stunning and peaceful. The three-mile island on Seagull is home to the oldest white cedars and red pines in Minnesota. The lake has a maximum depth of 145 feet and an average depth of 36 feet. Around forty percent of Sea Gull Lake is open to motorized boats of 10hp, and the remaining sixty percent is paddle only. Locals praise this lake for its ideal kayaking conditions. The lake also boasts a public beach and boat ramp. Anglers can use this boat ramp to launch off and catch a variety of species, including Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Burbot, Cisco, Deepwater Sculpin, Lake Whitefish, Longnose Sucker, Shortjaw Cisco, and White Sucker.
Located only 56 miles from Sea Gull Lake, Grand Marais makes for a fun day trip. This artsy and quaint town has been described as a picturesque harbor village and is located on Lake Superior. One of the top attractions in Grand Marais is the Artist’s Point, a peninsula in the harbor known for its unique rock formations and breathtaking views of Lake Superior. The spot gained its name from artists who set up their easels on the rocks to paint the grandeur of Lake Superior. Grand Marais is a great place for satisfying your sweet tooth! World’s Best Donuts has been in business for over 51 years, boasting five generations of bakers. Make sure to get there early though; the line can get a bit lengthy! Grand Marais is also a great place for fulfilling all your fish cravings. The Angry Trout Cafe and Fisherman’s Daughter are well-known for their fresh fish and local delicious sides. If you’re in the mood for pizza, head over to Sven and Ole’s, which serves up unique pies. For some quality brews, grab a flight at Voyageur Brewing Company, which offers seasonal beers and a tasty snack menu.
If you have been wanting to escape the noise of the world, destress, and appreciate the beauty of nature, Sea Gull Lake is the home for you. Plus, with fun opportunities nearby in Grand Marais, this lake offers the best of both worlds!