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Looking and touching and browsing and sampling and oohing and aahing and buying and enjoying. Everyone shops. North Shore shops are independently owned and operated, offering everything from souvenirs to fine art to auto parts to groceries to liquor.

Shops are listed by community, and presented on a map with a “search by category” feature to help you find just what you’re looking for.

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snowy east bay suites on lake superior in grand marais from drone perspective

Visit some north shore favorite shops

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Two Loons opened its doors in 2017 as an eclectic gift shop specializing in unique art, gifts, apparel, and decor with a North Woods and Lake Superior theme. Unfortunately they will be closing their doors in 2024.


2025 West Superior Street | Duluth
mile 26.3


Lou's Fish House sells Smoked Fish, smoked shrimp, cheese, and hard-scooped ice cream.
Located on Lake Superior's North Shore in Two Harbors MN.

Closing the end of December and re-opening late April 2024.


1319 Minnesota 61 #1 | Two Harbors
mile 26.4


Lovin' Lake County invites visitors to the North Shore of Lake Superior. The area is rich in beauty, history, and a warm small-town atmosphere. Lake County is a great destination for your Lake Superior experience


1330 MN-61 | Two Harbors
mile 37.0


Gifts, remembrances and luxury items for your getaway!


2826 Minnesota 61 | Two Harbors
mile 46.0


The horrific shipwrecks of November 1905 fuel the demand for a lighthouse along Superior's not sure. The amazing construction process was completed in 1910 and the light at split rock shown until 1968. The history centers superb displays, exhibit, and video presentation showcase the evolution of the lighthouse.

The visitor center includes a museum store with mementos, Split Rock memorabilia and hand-picked gift items.

Note - the Lighthouse is owned and operated by the MN Historical Society which offers three tour options:

Grounds Pass :: self-guided tour to visitor center and historic grounds
General Admission :: self-guided tour of Visitor center, historic grounds and all buildings [lighthouse, fog-signal building, oil house and light-keeper's home
Keeper's Tour :: Guided tour of historic grounds and lighthouse; 9am daily in the summer and 5pm as available

Attend the annual Edmund Fitzgerald Commemorative Beacon Lighting every November 10th


3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road | Two Harbors
mile 78.8


Hand selected gifts, books, toys, camping fun, apparel plus snacks and treats!


4 Lambs Way | Schroeder
mile 82.9


Located in the heart of the North Shore of Lake Superior, WatersEdge Trading Company has everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are looking for a cozy down coat to fit into before you hit the slopes or a new backpack so you can get out on the trails, we have what you need!


7124 Minnesota 61 | Tofte
mile 103.7


Mother Nature’s contribution to our amazing piece of property lies in the “Thomsonite gemstone” embedded in our shoreline.  Unique in its presence and beauty, we hope it will encourage lasting memories of your time spent relaxing on our shoreline, listening to the waves, breathing in the fresh air of the North Shore, sitting by a campfire, watching the sun rise or sun set over the Sawtooth Mountain range.  Or a visit to our Thomsonite Gemstone/Jewelry and gift shop, located in our office, will allow you to find the perfect souvenir.


2920 West Highway 61 | Grand Marais
mile 109.7 + 0.1 miles


Joy & Co. is the largest independently owned art supply store from Winnipeg to the Cities, located in the historic Lind Chevrolet building in the heart of downtown Grand Marais. In our 4000 sq.ft. of fun, we feature over 100 local and regional artists and also carry a large selection of vintage items, rocks and minerals. You'll be amazed!

The mission of Joy is to give you permission to Create-Connect-Collaborate. Come visit us today and get inspired.

Thursday Night art demos weekly 4-6 / public and  E-parking directly behind our store.


16 1st Ave W | Grand Marais
mile 109.7 + 0.2 miles


We are a small family-based printmaking operation. We make woodblock prints by hand, pictures of recognizable scenes mostly from the northwoods. Many of these appear as illustrations in books for children and adults. The printmaking studio and gallery is housed in a historic church, selling the current editions of hand-printed woodcuts, as well as the work of local and regional artists.


301 1st Ave W | Grand Marais
mile 109.7


UPSTATE MN is emerging with an aim to reflect this northern landscape through element, tone and materials. We're connecting people to artists, sharing stories about these beautiful items, and helping artists build sustainable businesses and futures. We're also connecting to each other by learning from one another and sharing our human experiences together. A rotating list of beautiful, joyful items to add to your life.


16 1st Ave W |
mile 109.7 + 0.1 miles

North 61 is a conscientious, family-operated company inspired by Minnesota's North Shore.  Explore our American made, salvaged & vintage adventure goods and clothing - and discover the interesting local and national makers we carry.


7902 MN 61 | Schoreder
gunflint mile 43.7 + 3.1 miles from Gunflint Trail


Small store with hand-picked interesting items, eclectic mix of groceries and some surprises.


579 South Gunflint Lake | Grand Marais
gunflint mile 43.7 + 0.6 miles from Gunflint Trail


Outfitting supplies, clothing, outdoor gear, gifts, books, furs, and fun stuff!


143 South Gunflint Lake | Grand Marais
sparkling wintry lake superior and ice sheets stacked on north shore

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