Planning your wilderness adventure starts here. We’re your source for northern Minnesota tourism information and guidance. We’ve curated this extensive list of dining, local services and shopping opportunities to help our visitors craft the perfect Cook County getaway.

Local businesses are essential to Cook County. They contribute to our culture and delight our visitors with extensive knowledge and expertise to share. If you have any questions along the way, we, and our local business owners, will be more than happy to help.

Browse our local service listing below. You can narrow your search by the communities you plan to visit. Be sure to click the Visit Cook County compass to add ideas to your trip planner. You can find and review your trip planner anytime under Plan – Trip Planner.

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Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters

The Gunflint Trail's Original Outfitter. Over 100 years of Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) Outfitting. There are many outfitting services in the BWCAW, and hundreds ...

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Hungry Jack Outfitters

Hungry Jack Canoe Outfitters provides gear, food, and advice for wilderness canoe trips in northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Ontario’s ...

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Bear Track Outfitting & Fishing Charter

In The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness  (BWCAW),  Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park, & Isle Royale National Park (an island on Lake Superior), and the ...

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Heston’s Lodge

Family owned and operated since 1943.
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Nor’wester Lodge and Canoe Outfitters

Nor'wester Lodge & Canoe Outfitters has been one of the most unforgettable Northern Minnesota vacation spots for over 80 years. Located on the historic Gunflint Trail ...

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North Shore Outdoors

Captain Kelly Shepard is a 5th-generation guide to Grand Marais, located on the scenic North Shore of Minnesota. He has been guiding fisherman ...

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Bearskin Lodge & Wilderness Outfitters

Sometimes, the best way to reconnect is to disconnect. How is it that when you set out to leave the world behind, the world is ...

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Gunflint Pines Resort & Campground

Whether you want to stay in a cabin, camp in a tent on the lakeshore, bring your camper or stay in a camping cabin we ...

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Hungry Jack Lodge Resort & Campground

The staff at Hungry Jack Lodge Resort & Campground is here to help, guide, and assist you in making your vacation whatever you want it ...

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Borderland Lodge

Borderland Lodge (fka Cross River Lodge) is a small, family-owned resort located 45 miles up the beautiful Gunflint Trail. Guests staying in our newly renovated cabins ...

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Loon Lake Lodge

Enjoy one of the few remaining original log constructed resorts on the Gunflint Trail. Wake up to the calls of loons and sunrise outside your ...

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Big Bear Lodge

Big Bear Lodge is a small quiet resort 31 miles up the Gunflint Trail on Poplar lake. We offer lakeside cabins and guest rooms. All cabins ...

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Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters

Gunflint Lodge & Outfitters is Your Home in the Northwoods. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, family reunion, or outdoor adventure, you’ll find ...

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