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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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

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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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.

Picnic & Pine

Currently closed due to a devastating fire on April 13, 2020. Kelsey Rogers Kennedy Klinker, Peter Klinker and little Bea, beloved community members, endure a huge loss ...

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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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Northwoods Volunteer Connection

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 Lake Wellness

LUTSEN is chock full of abundant outdoor activities, beautiful lakeside resorts, clean rivers, clean lakes, and breathtaking waterfalls.  Make North Lake Wellness a part of ...

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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.

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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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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North Shore Music Association

The North Shore Music Association, NSMA, offers high-quality musical performances and workshops at comfortable, accessible venues where listeners are immersed in the experience without distractions. ...

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