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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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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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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Border Lakes Tour Company

Join us up the Gunflint Trail for a guided day trip by canoe, foot, or snowshoe into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Our tours are ...

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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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Boundary Country Trekking Outdoor Adventures

Guests come here for the adventure and outdoor connection we offer. Thriving in all seasons, our adventure trips, in partnership with + Read More

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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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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Golden Eagle Lodge & Nordic Ski Center

This is World-Class cross-country skiing at its best! The nationally renowned Central Gunflint Ski Trail System, owned jointly by Golden Eagle Lodge and Bearskin Lodge, ...

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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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, owned and operated by Mike Berg ...

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Towering Pines Canopy Tour & Gunflint Riding Stables at Gunflint Lodge

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

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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 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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Way of the Wilderness Canoe Outfitters

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

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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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