If you like to look through little shops, this is a great area for you. The towns of Nisswa and Pequot Lakes have many little shops filled with inexpensive and expensive treasures. For the interior designer looking to decorate with North Woods flair, this is a gold mine. You’ll fine tons of tasteful options.
Because of the wide range of people who vacation here, there is a wide range of merchandise. Some stuff is the typical souvenir-shop quality. But most of the shops specialize in much finer quality merchandise.
Kids will love the Lucky Loon. They call themselves "the coolest toy store on the planet," and they just may be right. They have a great combination of normal and unique toys and do very well with toys that will encourage creativity in children.
A place not to be missed is the Art Gallery of nature artist Jerry Raedeke. The artwork is beautiful, and he will paint a special "etching" on the corner of the frame of any original you buy in the gallery. Even if you aren’t in the market for art like this, it is fun to get to talk to the artist.
You can find candles, clothing, decorations, dishes, incense, afghans, wind chimes, and furniture in the wide variety of shops. While our favorite shopping town is Nisswa, the town of Pequot Lakes offers great shopping and is located even closer to Breezy Point. The shops are small and crowded, so you’ll enjoy these shops the most if you are able to leave your youngsters behind.
Adults and children will enjoy stopping at the Chocolate Ox. This candy store has barrels of traditional candies, as well as jelly beans, taffy, fresh fudge, and hand-scooped ice cream. It is always one of the busiest shops on the street in Nisswa.