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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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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Nor’Wester Lodge Gift Shop

Your full service store on the trail. We have clothing, gear, souvenirs, groceries, bait, fuel & licenses. Our watercraft rentals include canoes, paddleboats, a pontoon ...

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Buck’s Hardware

A general mercantile: we have licenses, bait, sporting goods, fuel, pet supplies, household goods, garden, paint and other hardware needs.

Joynes Ben Franklin Department Store

Just what does Ben Franklin Department store sell? Way more than you think! Joynes houses an amazing variety of clothing, footwear, camping supplies, housewares, books ...

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Lake Superior Trading Post

Sure, we may be the second-greatest attraction in this grand little Minnesota town, but if you can pull yourself away from the big water (and ...

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Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply Co.

We are your Grand Marais outdoor adventure shop. Visit our store for guided tours, rentals, high quality gear and clothing. Tours and rentals: canoes, sea ...

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Art of the Elements Gallery at Frykman Art Studio

Open Friday & Saturday •  May 24 - October 6, 2019 • 10am - 5pm PLUS Open Daily during the 10 Day Fall Studio Tour Discover inspired art off ...

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Betsy Bowen Gallery & Artists Studios

Betsy Bowen Gallery is the best place to find rare and exclusive woodcuts by Betsy, signed books, calendars & cards. Also home to ...

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Cabin Antiques

Established in 2003 selling a wide selection of ANTIQUES featuring North Woods Cabin decor. Hundreds of unique quality antiques and women's gently used apparel. ...

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Beth’s Fudge & Gifts

Beth's Fudge and Gifts: sweatshirts, t-shirts, 30+ fudge flavors made in the store, candy, food, mugs, kids toys & clothes, postcards, key chains, & more! Mail ...

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Birchbark Books & Gifts

Used and new books, women's clothing, kids toys, home decor, fairy garden items, jewelry, and so much more! Biggest bookstore on the North Shore!

Beaver House

The Beaver House has been family owned and operated by the Cronberg family for 51 years. Founder of the famous beaver flick which is guaranteed to ...

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Blue Moose

Joyful treasures for the spirit, home and garden. A one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Open from May to October, seven days a week.