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 Dept. Store & Ben Franklin

Just what does Joynes Dept. Store & Ben Franklin sell? Way more than you think! Joynes houses an amazing variety of clothing, footwear, Boundary Waters ...

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North 61 *New Grand Marais location!

NORTH 61 is family, adventure, and love of place. Shop American-made NORTH 61 branded clothing, adventure goods, leather bags and vintage clothing at the NORTH 61 store in ...

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Thomsonite Inn Jewelry – currently closed

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

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North Shore Artists League

The North Shore Artists League is organized by artists, for artists, as a place to network, learn, be inspired, promote and share the artist’s ...

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Cook County Market

The Cook County Market celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer, offering handmade quality products by Cook County artists and artisans. Look ...

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Drury Lane Books

Small indie bookstore in an historic cottage on the East Bay in downtown Grand Marais. New books in all genres, for all ages. Founded by ...

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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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Kari Vick, Ink.

Painter and printmaker Kari Vick, illustrator of 7 children’s books. Kari offers her imagery for collaboration on custom projects, portraits, and more.
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The Sweetwater Co.

The Sweetwater Co. is a retail boutique located in historic downtown Grand Marais, Minnesota.


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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.

Grand Marais Marathon Station

Convenient location on Highway 61. The Marathon carries a wide selection of gear, food, and fuels for your vehicles and sport machines.

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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The Mountain Shop at Lutsen Mountains

A unique little shop located in the historic Scandinavian Chalet nestled within the hills of the Lutsen Mountains Ski area.  We carry gifts, ski and ...

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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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The Big Lake

An approachable art and gift shop with unique items that reflect the culture and lifestyle of the North Shore. Celebrating the love of gift giving ...

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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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The Market

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

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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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.

Gunflint Mercantile

Your number one source for all things sweet! Our fudge is made from scratch in our in-store ...

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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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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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Upstate, MN

UPSTATE MN in Grand Marais, MN aims to reflect this northern landscape through element, tone and materials. Artist made goods.

Temperance Liquor

Off-sale beer, wine & sprits on Lake Superior's Scenic North Shore Drive. Stock up in Schroeder!

Points Unknown: Canoe, Snowshoe, Hiking and Sled Dog Adventures

Points Unknown offers unique, off grid lodging and activity experiences. Mindful paddling ...

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Dappled Fern Fibers

Dappled Fern Fibers is a yarn shop in Grand Marais, MN. We empower creativity, weave community, and craft with the seasons while supplying high quality ...

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Tofte Holiday Station Store

Holiday has what you need! Head to Tofte Holiday Station Store for everything from fuel to fishing gear and gas to groceries! Conveniently located in ...

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Wif-Man Weaving is located in Tofte. Creating one of a kind items for the home or to wear.

Moose Tracks

Moose Tracks is a unique clothing and souvenir store with the famous concept of free printing on clothing. Located in beautiful Grand ...

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Cabin Antiques

Cabin Antiques was established in 2002, in lovely Grand Marais, MN. We started our business selling a wide range of antiques ...

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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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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, gifts, espresso, supplies and homemade ...

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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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Jeweler of the North Shore – Gallery & Boutique

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

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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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Pine Mountain General Store

We have opened the doors to Pine Mountain General Store! We have a great selection of beer, wine, and spirits, and will be expanding our ...

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Mueller Studio

Mueller Studio is a public art and sculpture fabrication practice located on Lake Superior’s North Shore in Lutsen, Minnesota.

Yellow Bird Fine Art

Yellow Bird Fine Art is a gallery owned and operated by working artists. The gallery features work by local and regional artists. Contact + Read More

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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Art of the Elements Gallery at Frykman Art Studio

We are a lovely 8 1/2 mile drive from either Lutsen or Grand Marais. Art of the Elements Gallery features the works of Sharon and Steve Frykman ...

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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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Poplar Haus Wine & Spirits

Poplar Haus is the embodiment of the Northwoods dream. We are situated 32 miles outside of Grand Marais on the historic Gunflint Trail. Poplar Haus is ...

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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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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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North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum

The North Shore Commercial  Fishing Museum, at 7136 Hwy 61 in Tofte, MN is open from 10 am to 5 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 4/21/2022.  Admission is $3 for ...

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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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Cross River Heritage Center

The Cross River Heritage Center—known locally as The Heart of Schroeder—was originally built as the Stickney Inn in 1929 as one of ...

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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.

Studio 21 – Grand Marais Art Colony

Open for classes only, Monday-Friday Open for exhibitions / general public from 9 am - 4 pm on Saturdays Closed on Sundays

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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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.

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.

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