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Visit Cook County!

Cook County is is located at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead Region.  The Canadian border is located on the north side of the county.  Lake Superior's famed "North Shore" is to the south and Lake County is to the west.  It is home to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), Grand Portage National Monument, the Superior National Forest, then northern section of the Superior Hiking Trail, the city of Grand Marais and a number of  of other attractions.


Grand Marais - The Coolest Small Town In America!

Grand Marais is a vibrant harbor town located on lake Superior's rugged north shore.  Shops, galleries, arts, dining and entertainment are all within walking distance.  

There are several lodging choices in town and the surrounding area.  Grand Marais is truly the crown jewel town of Minnesota's North Shore.

The Gunflint Trail begins in Grand Marais and year round adventures are endless in the area!


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Cook county recommendations

Looking for lodging, dining & activities?

Cook County has so much to offer and many choices for wonderful places to stay, shopping, exploring and eating.  We are happy to provide recommendations.  

Here are some of our favorites: 

Gunflint Trail

Hungry Jack Outfitters

Bearskin Lodge

Poplar Haus

Trail Center Lodge

Big Bear Lodge

Rockwood Lodge

Poplar Creek B&B

Gunflint Lodge

Cross River Lodge

Golden Eagle Lodge

Loon Lake Lodge

Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center 

Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters

Grand Marais

Dockside Fish Market

Cook County Whole Foods Co-op

Angry Trout Cafe

Harbor House Grille

Java Moose

Voyageur Brewing Company

Sivertson's Gallery

North House Folk School

The Fly Box & Company

Upstate MN

East Bay Suites

Mangy Moose Motel

Anderson's North Shore Resort

Nelson's Travelers Rest

The World's Best Donuts

Beaver House

Down the Shore (toward Lutsen & Tofte) from Grand Marais

Thompsonite Beach Inn and Suites

Cascade Lodge

Bluefin Bay

Kah Nee Tah Gallery and Cottages

Lutsen Resort

Up the Shore (toward Canada) from Grand Marais

Hungry Hippie Hostel

Chicago Bay Hide Away

Chicago Bay Marketplace - Bakery - Deli

Grand Portage National Monument

Naniboujou Club Lodge


Spirit Guiding Adventures