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 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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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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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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Cross River Heritage

For the Summer of 2020 the Center will be closed.  We will miss you and we hope to welcome you all back in 2021. The gift shop ...

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Cook County Whole Foods Co-Op

Whether you’re grocery shopping or looking for a quick food stop along the North Shore, you’ll find organic, local and delicious food at ...

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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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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.

Art by KFox Studio

Kathy Fox Weinberg is a painter, plein aire and in-studio. Her work is inspired by Lake Superior and the surrounding wilderness. Her studio is open ...

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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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Clearview General Store

We have a little bit of everything and if we don’t we know where to find it. Groceries and Household items, Grab & Go ...

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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.

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center

Housed in the historic Chik-Wauk Lodge on beautiful Saganaga Lake, the center presents the area's cultural and natural history through interpretive and interactive exhibits. Learn ...

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Art of the Elements Gallery at Frykman Art Studio

Open Friday & Saturday •  May 28, 2021 - October 3, 2021 • 10am - 5pm Discover inspired art off the beaten path at our working studio & gallery. Showing regional ...

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