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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The Big Lake

An approachable art gallery and gift shop with unique items that reflect the culture and lifestyle of the North Shore of Lake Superior.

The Market

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

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.

The Crooked Spoon

The Crooked Spoon is a family owned and operated restaurant, serving lunch and dinner in a casual atmosphere, with unique menu offerings that change seasonally.

Summit Chalet at Lutsen Mountains

100 mile views over Lake Superior and Superior National Forest at the summit of the Gondola. Serving lunch, appetizers and full bar service. Extensive indoor & ...

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Superior National Golf Course

27-hole public resort golf course.  Hugs the Poplar River, nestled between the ...

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Thomsonite Beach Jewelry

Fine cut & polished Thomsonite gemstones & jewelry unique to the North Shore. Our shop features jewelry and gemstones from 5 different artists and rock hounds.

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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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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Temperance Traders Gift Shop and Temperance Liquors

Off-sale beer, wine & sprits on Lake Superior's Scenic North Shore Drive. We also carry bar supplies, clothing and novelties.

Towering Pines Canopy Tour & Gunflint Riding Stables at Gunflint Lodge

Summer adventures include the Towering Pines Canopy Tour zip line, Gunflint Riding Stables, Boundary Waters canoe outfitting, fishing guides, and boat and motor rental. Upland ...

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Tofte General Store

Groceries, camping supplies, fresh produce, vegetables and fruit, locally handmade products, smoked fish, fresh meat cut in house and homemade sausage. The  Bottle Shoppe features ...

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The Mountain Shop at Lutsen Mountains

Dale of Norway sweaters, Dansko shoes, ski and snowboard jackets, snow pants, gloves, mittens & hats, Smartwool. Sunglasses, goggles, jewelry and unique gifts.