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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Freedom Forest Shop & Cottages

Freedom Forest is a nature based shop with curious goods for people of all ages! Original artwork, honey sticks, beeswax candles, to handmade brushes and ...

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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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Dairy Queen

Full Grill & Chill menu of food, artisan-style sandwiches, snack melts and of course DQ cones, ice cream bars, frozen cakes, Orange Julius fruit smoothies ...

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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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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 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 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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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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Dockside Fish Market & Deli

A MN legend since 1998, we carry fresh North Shore fish, smoked fish and frozen seafood. Harborside casual dining for fish and chips, smoked fish wraps, ...

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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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Drury Lane Books

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

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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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.