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 Shore Waste

North Shore Waste is Grand Marais' sanitation and garbage collection and drop-off option. We strive to provide exemplary service to our customers while ensuring our ...

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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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Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Inc.

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic, Inc. is a 501©(3) not-for-profit federally funded Community Health Center offering primary, urgent, and emergency health care services Monday-Saturday.

Northwoods Volunteer Connection – NVC

Want to volunteer in the Superior National Forest, on a trail or in the BWCA? NVC is your connection to recreation and natural resource projects. ...

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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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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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Rocky Knoll Dog Boarding

You leave 'em, We love 'em!  Rocky Knoll Boarding provides a safe, loving climate controlled environment with outdoor runs for your ...

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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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Seagull Canoe Outfitters & Cabins

From our base on Seagull Lake, we are pleased to offer you decades of experience, unparalleled attention to detail, ultra-high quality gear, delicious food, vast ...

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Sawbill Canoe Outfitters & Campground

Whether you are a beginner or expert, we can help you have a successful trip in the BWCA. We are conveniently located on Sawbill Lake ...

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Rockwood Lodge & Outfitters

Rockwood Lodge and Canoe Outfitters is a historic resort on Poplar Lake 31 miles up the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais with direct entry into the ...

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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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Poplar River Pub

The Pub has a delicious variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and Chef plates, along with serving Minnesota-made beer and spirtis.