Superior, the Wisconsin sister of the Twin Ports, has a new vitality with new industry, new stores and new restaurants. Plus, read about an artists' retreat on a Michigan island, tiny houses, a 'Bight' of Thunder Bay and Isle Royale lodging. more »
We were instructed to hide behind a tree. The Wenonah glided into Washington Harbor on the west end of Isle Royale, as the National Park Service ranger on board explained what to do if we encountered a moose while hiking. more »
Sep 17, 2012 2:27 PM Superior Notes
Plenty of support exists around the Big Lake for you to meet your fitness goals. Some people even travel here just to join programs that help them get healthier. more »
Apr 5, 2013 2:08 PM Health/Wellness
Find out more about Lake Superior Magazine's featured supporters through July's Great Lake Destinations. Links, Maps, Video, Facebook and more. more »
Jun 30, 2015 12:01 AM Magazine
Readers continue to ask for an easy way to experience the Circle Tour, when they aren’t able to drive the 1,300-mile route themselves. Cindy and I have talked for years about organizing our own bus tour. This year, we’re finally getting around to it. more »
Jan 16, 2015 8:08 AM Superior Notes
Enter the 21st annual photo contest about Lake Superior, sponsored by Lake Superior Magazine, with grand prize, first place, second place and honorable mention winners. Deadline: October 19, 2015. more »
They jab you with tiny spines, coat you with rash-causing oils or leave a layer of plant juice that causes the sun to burn you. So what is it with stinging nettles, poison ivy and wild parsnips – why do they hate us? more »
Oct 2, 2012 10:33 AM Health/Wellness
You just never know who might appear on one of the multiple live-performance stages sprinkled around the small town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. more »
Nov 19, 2014 2:13 PM Minnesota
Discovery of ancient stromatolites on Lake Superior's shore astounded the scientific world and reestablished the age of the oldest known fossils. more »
Apr 15, 1997 12:57 PM Natural World
North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota, draws students from all over the country to learn traditional skills such as boat building, bark weaving and embroidery, as well as photography. more »
Feb 28, 2004 5:25 PM Art/Photography
Biking may fall under the “silent sports” umbrella alongside cross-country skiing, running and paddling, but cyclists on our shores are anything but quiet about their love for regional riding. Tour the Big Lake's best trails with us. more »
May 29, 2015 9:00 AM Recreation
My resident hummingbirds are freeloaders extraordinaire. Not only do they fight over the four-spot sugar-water tap, they have the audacity to complain whenever it runs dry. Many a bird has lingered at the dining room window demanding a refill. more »
May 1, 2003 12:00 AM Natural World
Regional breweries – buoyed by changes in the law and consumers' growing interest in local craft brews – are booming by the Big Lake, especially along the Minnesota shore. more »
Photographer Paul Hayden takes you on a tour of the Bayfield Peninsula in early June, among the blooming daffodils and budding apple trees. more »
Jun 9, 2014 9:14 AM Wisconsin
Sunshine and exhilarating waves on Lake Superior have called like siren songs for the last nine years to my group of kayaking friends, the Old Fogies, all of us in our 60s and 70s, all from Grand Marais, Minnesota. more »
Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM Recreation
After years of amassing recipes, Marty Kovarik discovered that what he had was a cookbook … and more specifically the makings of an outstanding fish cookbook. more »
Oh is a letter and zero is a number. If you don’t say them correctly and clearly, things might go wrong for your shipmates and your ship. more »
An institute named for famed naturalist Sigurd Olson keeps the legacy of his environmental vision alive and thriving among young people. more »
Jun 25, 2013 8:51 AM Wisconsin
Stretching for 7 miles, the skinny sandspit of Park Point in Duluth is the quintessential beach settlement and the birthplace of the city. more »
May 29, 2012 9:16 AM Minnesota
Historically, hundreds of piping plovers made nests beside the Great Lakes, but those numbers plummeted after decades of habitat loss and human disturbance. Nearly wiped out 30 years ago, the small shorebirds have made a Big Lake comeback. more »
Apr 22, 2014 1:00 AM Natural World
These offshore stations marked some of the most dangerous threats to navigation found anywhere, and the stories of their operation and maintenance speak volumes about the dedicated people who worked them. Come meet them and their islands. more »
Aug 1, 2005 12:00 AM Maritime
The sculpin are perhaps the most bizarre fish that occur in Lake Superior. The Lake is home to four species of sculpin. more »
Oct 4, 1998 1:35 PM Natural World
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Photos from Grandma's Marathon, the annual race from Two Harbors to Duluth; Canada's Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area was formally established; a beer battle brew between Duluth and St. Paul; and more news. more »
Jun 26, 2015 Superior Notes
Peregrine falcons hatched at Sault Ste. Marie's International Bridge, a new buoy will monitor conditions on the South Shore, a Duluth TV station stopped by our offices for a story, and more news from the week. more »
Jun 19, 2015 Superior Notes
For more than 30 years, we've published a printed edition of Lake Superior Magazine. (Rest assured – the print edition isn't going anywhere.) Now we want to see if this is the right time to add a digital version. more »
Jun 15, 2015 Superior Notes
A haze settled over the region thanks to wildfires in Canada; Interlake Steamship Company announced its final vessel upgrade, capping a 10-year process; a University of Wisconsin-Superior professor and two students showcased their plastics research. more »
Jun 12, 2015 Superior Notes