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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Points Unknown Guide Services and Dog Sled Aventures

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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Northwoods Volunteer Connection

Picnic & Pine

Mother and Daughter owned shop! We have a mix of gifts, clothes, accessories, home decor, kids toys, and more! Stop in and check out our ...

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North Shore Pharmacy, Pet & Patio

We are a complete pharmacy with drug store merchandise. We carry a variety of bird seed, feeders, pet supplies, gear & coats and delightful items for ...

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My Sister’s Place

24 unique burgers, appetizers, pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, meat-free, "green" meals too.

Poplar Haus Restaurant

Lakeside bar/restaurant overlooking beautiful Poplar Lake. As of March 2018 Open Friday & Saturday: 11 am - 10 pm and Sunday 10 am - 6 pm.

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.

LutZen Reflections Massage Studio

Zen is a state of being; incorporating mind, body and soul into a flow of oneness. Massage has the ability to bring ...

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Naniboujou Lodge Dining Room

Enjoy a meal in one of the most famous and breathtaking dining rooms on the North Shore, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and Sunday ...

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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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LutZen Reflections Day Spa the Mountain Inn

Step into your zen. Our massage therapists will consult with you to create a personalized experience based on your needs. Appointments for massage services are ...

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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.