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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Grand Marais Art Colony

The Art Colony supports artists and creative seekers at every step of their creative journey from novice to professional artist through a variety of educational ...

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Fireweed Bike COOP.

Fireweed Bike Coop is a community invested, locally owned, full service bike shop serving Northern MN with high quality cycling, climbing, and running gear.

Lockport Marketplace & Grill

Lockport Marketplace and Grill has been a North Shore tradition since 1928. It is a friendly one-stop shop with groceries, gas, espresso, supplies and homemade pasties. ...

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Jeweler of the North Shore

North Shore’s headquarters for North Shore inspired jewelry, custom jewelry, jewelry repair, engagement/wedding rings. JNS Gallery features unique art, Irish sweaters, performance wear &...

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Cross River Heritage

The gift shop at the Cross River Heritage Center is one more place to find regional artwork.  Beautiful, original, gifts created by regional artists are ...

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NORTH 61

NORTH 61 is family, adventure, and love of a place. Shop our American-made NORTH 61 branded clothing, adventure goods, leather bags and vintage clothing. + Read More

Joy & Co.

Art supplies, antiques, local rock shop and eclectic items by 120 local and regional makers. Kid friendly. Pet friendly. People friendly. #unleashjoy #createconnectcollaborate

Gunflint Mercantile

Handmade, stirred with a wooden spoon, fudge and truffles. Variety of  candy, ready-to-make food items, t-shirts and aprons. + Read More

Drury Lane Books

Quaint independent bookstore with a hand-curated selection of books for book-lovers. Full moon readings and author events.

Great Gifts

Overlooking Lake Superior, Great Gifts embodies the spirit of your journey along the North Shore, and the wilderness beyond...for every season & every reason, ...

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Grand Portage Marina RV Park

The RV Park is located at the Marina with 29 sites with full hook-ups, and a comfort station with restrooms and showers. Guests may use the ...

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Grand Marais Putt ‘n Pets

We are a unique 18-hole miniature golf course with furry and feathered friends to keep you company while you golf. We have also added a ...

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Grand Marais Municipal Liquor Store

The store is open every day of the week except on some holidays. Large selection of wines, national brand and craft beer, spirits and mixes ...

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