white lettering on orange background northshorevisitor.com com logo
great lakes candy kitchen storefront


Great! Lakes Candy Company

mile 18.2




We are 3rd & 4th generation candy makers following our family recipes from over 100 years of tradition. All our candy is handmade the old-fashioned way, cooked in copper kettles, hand stirred and made in small batches. Our candies are made with quality ingredients using lots of whipping cream, grade AA butter and fine chocolate. ​We hope you enjoy our candy!


Open daily 9 am-6 pm April 22 - Dec. 23, 2023
breakfast icon


lunch icon


dinner icon



223 Scenic Drive, Knife River


Check out these North Shore Favorites

cocoa and stockinged feet in front of fire at lutsen resort on lake superior with 4th night free offer
family in horse drawn sleigh at gunflint lodge
family waterfall bucket list north shore mn
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

Get North Shore travel tips delivered to your inbox