A very new, very nice coffee/gift shop, owned and operated by some of the newcomers to the village. In addition to coffee and pastries bakes on-site, there are also regionally appropriate books and teeshirts and crafts.
"Siskiwit is the Ojibwa name for the local whitefish, an especially fat and fleshy fish.
Siskitit Bay is open seasonally - i.e. the Northwood summer and fall. We talked to the owner, she said that she may open occasionally in the shoulder season, but that during the winter it just doesn't make sense to heat the place.
Whitefish is the "specialite de la maison" here. The grilled whitefish sandwich is excellent here. This is a cozy tavern in the best northwoods manner. The menu is limited, but you didn't come here for gourmet? If you want fine food, Bayfield is just 20 minutes away.
Ehlers is an example of a fading American tradition, the small town general store. It stocks a little bit of everything: groceries, wine and beer, stationary and cards, hardware, clothing, household appliances, pharamaceuticals. . . You can also rent videos here, and make arrangements for fishing trips out on the Big Lake. The floors are basic wood, the lighting is simple, the prices are a little high: but this is the local place to get bread, milk and beer, and so it is well patronized.
Cornucopia is a tiny "census designated place" located in the town of Bell. It is on Siskiwit Bay of Lake Superior and has some spectacular scenery. Cornucopia has a populace of under 100.
Despite its small size, Cornucopia has a pretty decent maritime museum honoring the importance of Lake Superior to its existance.
Fondest memory: The museum was neat but not as great as the view.
How many small villages of 250 people in the Midwest have their own wood-framed Russian Orthodox Church? Not many, I daresay. Cornucopia is one. At first it looks like a pleasant Methodist chapel - until you notice the onion domes!
I'm not sure who you would ask to be allowed to see the interior of the church. Perhaps best just to come on a Sunday.