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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Buck’s Hardware

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

Gunflint Lodge Dining: Red Paddle Bistro and Justine’s

Our dining rooms and patio feature a panoramic view of Gunflint Lake with amazing sights and glorious sunsets. In the winter, deer gather at the ...

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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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Lake Superior Trading Post

A Grand Marais tradition since 1971. Unique gifts, books, maps, camping gear, toys and more.

Spirit Guiding Adventures

Eco Adventure Tours for families, couples, groups and solo travelers. Professionally guided single-day and multi-day tours. Summer canoe day trips, winter activities, scenic overlook hikes, ...

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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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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.

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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