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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Ancient Traditions Healing Massage Therapy

A peaceful haven on the north shore, we offer healing massage, bodywork and organic body treatments by a professional therapist. Personalized services featuring organic products ...

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Art of the Elements Gallery at Frykman Art Studio

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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.

Blue Water Cafe

Blue Water is a favorite place to eat in Grand Marais, MN and is on the harbor of Lake Superior. It's "The Meeting Place in ...

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Bluefin Grille

Experience the Bluefin Grille's sophisticated yet casual atmosphere while savoring the most breathtaking views on the Shore and enjoying our regionally inspired cuisine.

Boreal Community Media

Visit www.boreal-emergency.org - the leading on-line resource with information for dealing with emergencies at ...

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Boundary Country Trekking Wilderness Adventures

For over fifty years, Boundary Country Trekking has specialized in providing the finest adventure vacations northeast Minnesota has to offer. We offer outfitted canoe trips ...

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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.

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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Cascade Lodge Restaurant

Mon-Sun: 7:30 am–9 pm Happy Hour: 3–6 pm Daily

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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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Clearwater Historic Lodge and Canoe Outfitters

The Gunflint Trail's Original Outfitter. Over 100 years of BWCA Outfitting. There are many outfitting services in the BWCA, and hundreds of routes to choose from. ...

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Coho Café & Bakery

Kick back with an espresso or glass of wine in our casual, yet chic north shore bistro. Sample the award-winning pizza, homemade breads, or specialty ...

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Coldwell Banker North Shore

Whether you are buying or selling, our experienced agents look forward to helping you find YOUR piece of the North Shore. Give us a call!

Cook County Airport – Roy Aero Services

Located just 8 miles from Grand Marais, the Grand Marais/Cook County Airport is a full service General Aviation airport with a 5000 foot runway, av-gas and ...

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Cook County Community Center

Event space, commerical kitchen, Curling Club arena, outdoor ice rink, skateboard park, playground, ball diamond, tennis courts, 4H Log Building. 4th St. Horse & Dog ...

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Cook County Community YMCA

Indoor pool with waterslide and zero-depth entry play area. Sauna, Whirlpool, group exercise classes, cardio machines, weights, gymnasium, volleyball, pickleball, tennis and walking track. Drop-in ...

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Cook County Higher Education

Hear stories about local sights & history. Listen to artists describe their processes and works. Call for more information!
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Cook County Snowmobile Club Ridge Riders

Based out of Grand Marais, Minnesota, the Gunflint Trail system has got something for everyone. From Grand Marais to Gunflint Lake, our trail systems cover ...

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Cook County Tennis Association

Cook County Tennis Association provides recreational tennis play throughout the summer at the five hard surface Cook County Tennis Courts, located in Grand Marais. Charles ...

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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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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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Cross River Lodge

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Dairy Queen

OPEN ALL YEAR to enjoy DQ's Chicken Strip Basket, Blizzard Treats, Malt & Shakes, Frozen Cakes, Orange Julius & Fruit Smoothies and the world famous ...

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Drury Lane Books

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

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.

Golden Eagle Lodge & Nordic Ski Center

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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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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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Grand Marais Public Library

Our little but mighty library has achieved a 5-Star Library National rating since 2007! Books, Movies, WiFi and special events. Minnesotans may register their home library ...

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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 State Bank & Tofte Branch

Grand Marais State Bank is located on Highway 61 in Grand Marais, Minnesota,  we also have a branch office in Tofte. We  provide our customers with ...

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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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Grandma Ray’s

Grandma Rays is the former American Legion Post 413. Local music & dancing. Famous for broasted chicken, burger and taco nights. Dart leagues and trivia nights!

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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Gun Flint Tavern

Craving a place they could enjoy a craft-brewed beer, nice glass of wine, organic food and live music year-round, Jeff and Susan Gecas opened The ...

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Gunflint Hills Golf Course

Gunflint Hills Golf Course is located just over the Sawtooth Mountains, above the ...

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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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Gunflint Lodge Therapeutic Massage

Gunflint Lodge offers therapeutic massage. Our masseusse offers four styles of massages: Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue and Therapeutic. One hour and one and half hour ...

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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

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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Heston’s Lodge

Family owned and operated since 1943.
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Hungry Hippie Tacos

Hungry Hippie Tacos, Northern Tacos & Smoked Brisket. Fast homemade food, featuring the iconic Northern Minnesota frybread taco! Eat in or take out.

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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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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Island View Dining & Antler’s Lounge

The Island View Dining Room at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino serves comfort food with a beautiful view of Lake Superior. Open daily, for breakfast, ...

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Java Moose Espresso Café

Serving espresso based coffee drinks, chai, tea, bakeries, ice cream, soup and sandwiches.

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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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

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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Justine’s Dining Room at Gunflint Lodge

    Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge offers authentic lodge dining with fireplace, full-service bar and patio featuring a panoramic view of Gunflint Lake. Serving ...

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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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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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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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LutZen Reflections Massage Lutsen and Grand Marais, MN

Step into your zen. Our massage therapists will consult with you to create a personalized experience based on your needs. Appointments for massage services are ...

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Moguls Grille & Tap Room

Slope-side ski-in/ski-out restaurant and tap room. Also accessible by snowmobile and hiking trails. Full menu of American Cuisine. Inside fireplace dining or outdoor patio.

My Sister’s Place

24 unique burgers, appetizers, pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, meat-free, "green" meals too.

Naniboujou Lodge Dining Room

Enjoy a meal in one of the most famous and breathtaking dining rooms on the North Shore, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and Sunday ...

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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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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

North House Folk School

Mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, heart & mind.

North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum

Learn about the lives of commercial fishing families and techniques the Scandinavian settlers used at a replica of an early red Tofte fish house.

North Shore Health

North Shore Health providing "community access to compassionate care" through our hospital, emergency services and care center for all of Cook County.

North Shore Winery & Sawtooth Mountain Cider House

North Shore Winery and the Sawtooth Mountain Cider House offer red, white and rosé wines, and hard ciders created with a local flair to experience ...

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Northwoods Volunteer Connection

Papa Charlie’s Tavern at Lutsen Mountains

Enjoy family dining in our mountain view dining room or relax in the expansive bar. In the summer months enjoy outdoor deck dining with spectacular ...

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Picnic & Pine

Mother and Daughter owned shop! We have a mix of gifts, clothes, accessories, home decor, kids toys, and more! Stop in and check out our ...

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Points Unknown Mindful Paddling & Guide Services and Dog Sled Adventures

Points Unknown offers unique, off-grid dog sledding experiences and lifestyle immersion programs that are educational in nature with a unique lodging option. Mindful paddling and ...

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Poplar Haus

Nestled in the heart of the Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway lies your launchpad to Northern Minnesota adventure. Located just outside the Boundary Waters Wilderness, we ...

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Poplar Haus Restaurant

Lakeside bar/restaurant overlooking beautiful Poplar Lake. As of March 2018 Open Friday & Saturday: 11 am - 10 pm and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm.

Poplar Haus Wine & Spirits

Lakeside lodging with 6 cabins and bar/restaurant overlooking beautiful Poplar Lake. Canoe & kayak rentals as well as the ONLY liquor store on the Gunflint ...

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Poplar River Pub

The Pub has a delicious variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and Chef plates, along with serving Minnesota-made beer and spirtis.

Raven Rock Grill at Skyport Lodge

Just eight miles from Grand Marais, the Raven Rock Grill is a special place to meet family and friends. + Read More

Rockwood Lodge & Outfitters

Rockwood Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is a historic resort on Poplar Lake 31 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais with direct entry into the ...

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Rocky Knoll Boarding

You leave 'em, We love 'em!  Rocky Knoll Boarding provides a safe and loving environment for your dog. Our kennel is climate ...

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Sawbill Canoe Outfitters & Campground

Whether you are a beginner or expert, we can help you have a successful trip in the BWCA. We are conveniently located on Sawbill Lake ...

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Sawtooth Aviation

Minnesota North Shore scenic flights. Scenic airplane rides and tours available to fit your schedule. Moose scouting, Gunflint Trail, fall color tours, Lutsen, Grand Marais ...

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Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Inc.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Inc. is a 501©(3) not-for-profit federally funded Community Health Center offering primary, urgent, and emergency health care services Monday-Saturday.

Sawtooth Outfitters

Canoes • Kayaks • Bikes • Skis • Guided Tours • Outdoor Gear  • Apparel Our knowledgeable staff can assist with everything you need to make your North Shore adventure a ...

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Seagull Canoe Outfitters & Cabins

From our base on Seagull Lake, we are pleased to offer you decades of experience, unparalleled attention to detail, ultra-high quality gear, delicious food, vast ...

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Seagull Creek Fishing Camp

Seagull Creek Fishing Camp is a small, quiet resort at the edge of the BWCAW, which is owned and operated by ...

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Set Out Screen Printing

We offer apparel featuring designs from regional artists as well as traditional localized graphics. We also provide custom screen printing and original graphic design.

Sivertson Gallery

Sivertson Gallery, Art of the North, where the story of survival and adventure in northern places is expressed by extraordinary artists in a variety of ...

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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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Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Breathtaking views of Lake Superior and scenic Sugarloaf Point await you. Log cabin visitor center offers exhibits and gift shop. Programs offered throughout the year.

Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains

100 mile views over Lake Superior and Superior National Forest at the summit of the Gondola. Serving lunch, appetizers and full bar service. Extensive indoor & ...

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Superior National Golf Course

27-hole public resort golf course.  Hugs the Poplar River, nestled between the ...

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Temperance Traders Gift Shop and Temperance Liquors

Off-sale beer, wine & sprits on Lake Superior's Scenic North Shore Drive. We also carry bar supplies, clothing and novelties.

The Big Lake

An approachable art gallery and gift shop with unique items that reflect the culture and lifestyle of the North Shore of Lake Superior.

The Crooked Spoon

The Crooked Spoon is a family owned and operated restaurant, serving lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere, with unique menu offerings that change seasonally.

The Market

Signs, Salts, Napkins Incense, Masks, Chimes, Soap Garden, Games, Baby Bracelets, Necklaces Dresses, Sweaters, Tops Christmas, Halloween

The Mountain Shop at Lutsen Mountains

Dale of Norway sweaters, Dansko shoes, ski and snowboard jackets, snow pants, gloves, mittens & hats, Smartwool. Sunglasses, goggles, jewelry and unique gifts.

The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar at Lutsen Resort

Located in the Lodge at Lutsen Resort, The Strand Waterfront Dining & Wine Bar is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Strand” means shore in ...

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Thomsonite Beach Jewelry

Fine cut & polished Thomsonite gemstones & jewelry unique to the North Shore. Our shop features jewelry and gemstones from 5 different artists and rock hounds.

Tofte General Store

Groceries, camping supplies, fresh produce, vegetables and fruit, locally handmade products, smoked fish, fresh meat cut in house and homemade sausage. The  Bottle Shoppe features ...

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Towering Pines Canopy Tour & Gunflint Riding Stables at Gunflint Lodge

Summer adventures include the Towering Pines Canopy Tour zip line, Gunflint Riding Stables, Boundary Waters canoe outfitting, fishing guides, and boat and motor rental. Upland ...

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Trading Post Store at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino

Convenience store open 7 days a week with great rates on gas and diesel fuels (with 24 hour pay-at-the-pump). Propane tank refills, groceries, beer, fishing & sporting ...

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Tuscarora Lodge & Canoe Outfitters

As a full service, year-round, resort and outfitter we offer a wide range of equipment, bunkhouses, breakfast, showers, and six lakeside cabins. Tuscarora, Round Lake's ...

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Voyageur Brewing Co.

Grand Marais, MN, sits squarely between the ancient Sawtooth Mountains on the west and Lake Superior, the world’s largest body of perfect brewing water ...

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Voyageur Canoe Outfitters

Wilderness seekers look no further, for admittance into all entry points along the Gunflint Trail, outfit with Voyageur Canoe Outfitters. We are conveniently located with ...

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WatersEdge Trading Co.

We are the place to go in Tofte, MN for your oudoor apparel and gear. We also have an extensive selection of footwear, books, jewelry, ...

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WatersMeet Spa and Wellness Center

WatersMeet Spa is nestled in the woods overlooking Lake Superior. Services include facials, massage, body care, and nail services. Groups, couples and individuals are welcome.

Waves of Superior Café

At Waves of Superior Café, nurturing you is our second nature. Our treatments, services and menu are inspired by our natural surroundings.

Waves of Superior Spa

At Waves of Superior Spa nurturing you is our second nature. Our treatments, services and menu are inspired by our natural surroundings.

Way of the Wilderness Canoe Outfitters

Canoeists choose Way of the Wilderness for a variety of reasons:

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White Pine North

Gift shop in the heart of Grand Marais featuring Boundary Waters Coffee, clothing, jewelry, gifts, purses and unique food items.

Wilderness Canoe Base

What type of experiences are available at Wilderness Canoe Base? Because of our unique program and location, there are many different ...

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Woodlands Spa at Caribou Highlands Lodge

Nestled in the woods of Northern Minnesota, we are inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us. Enjoy a relaxing massage or body treatment at ...

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World’s Best Donuts

Our name says it all! Recipes handed down for generations for homemade cake donuts, raised glazed donuts and long johns. Home of the skizzle.

Wunderbar Eatery & Glampground

Located on the North Shore in Grand Marais, Minnesota, Wunderbar is your destination "family style" roadhouse featuring a full food & drink menu, live music, ...

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Yellow Bird Fine Art

Art is a reflection of the human experience, an image or glimpse of life translated by the artist.  It is the artist's goal to share ...

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