Autumn’s crisp, clear days and crinkly, colorful leaves call out for a good Sunday drive – any day of the week. more »

Sep 25, 2012 3:06 PM Travel 1 Comments

Dawn of a New Superior

John Heino

“Welcome to Superior – Living up to our name.” This message, prominently displayed above Center City Park at Belknap Street and Tower Avenue, perfectly captures the energized local optimism of this Wisconsin city. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Wisconsin

Find out more about Lake Superior Magazine's featured supporters through September's Great Lake Destinations. Links, Maps, Video, Facebook and more. more »


Fifty years ago, in September 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Ashland, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota, during a national tour, visits that would leave lasting impressions on locals and the region. more »

Sep 18, 2013 10:55 AM The Lake

Fall Leaves

R.L. Hargesheimer

Hike a few of the trails that turn most brilliant in the fall on the lake’s four shores. more »

Oct 1, 2003 12:00 AM Recreation

A Visit to Tahquamenon Falls Country

Thomas Brouwer

Near the naturally dark waters of the Tahquamenon River, you'll find waterfalls, good beer, friendly bears, shipwreck history, adventure and beauty. more »

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Michigan

Picturing the Big Lake: Fall Colors

Photographer Dennis O'Hara provides us with insights and tips for taking pictures of the fall colors. more »

Sep 5, 2012 8:24 AM Superior Notes

We may all have fond memories of gliding down the smooth, wooden floor at the roller rink as kids.There were plenty of tumbles to the floor, spurring giggles and bruised knees. This activity is still alive at World of Wheels in Superior, Wisconsin. more »

May 13, 2011 12:00 AM Wisconsin

For Decades, U.P. Mines Printed Their Own Money

Marquette County Historical Society

East Coast banks were wary of shipping large amounts of cash by boat. Too many had sunk in Lake Superior. Yet miners in hard-to-reach areas had to be paid. The solution? Mining companies began printing their own money. more »

Feb 1, 2001 12:00 AM Lake Superior


Lesley DuTemple

Recently a traditional wood construction method has been enjoying a comeback. more »

Sep 19, 2012 9:19 AM Homes

If there are such manifestations as ghosts, Whitefish Point is a logical place for them. It sits forlornly at the east end of Lake Superior’s infamous “Shipwreck Coast,” a 40-mile stretch littered with the hulls of long-dead ships. more »

Oct 1, 2007 12:00 AM Michigan


George W. Robinson

It took Bob Barron 10 years, countless permits and a barge to remove a 20-ton copper chunk from the bottom of Lake Superior and move it to its home at the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum on the campus of Michigan Technological University. more »

Jun 23, 2002 4:59 PM Natural World

Vermilion Community College

Courtesy Vermilion Community College

Community colleges around the Lake Superior region share a common ability to educate students specific to local workforce needs. For many students, these work-specific programs make the most sense – and make the most of their dollars. more »

Jun 16, 2014 11:47 AM Education

Better Late: Fulfilling Educational Bucket Lists

Ken Moran

David Walker was nervous on his first day at Lake Superior State University, like most students. But unlike the other freshmen, starting new chapters in their lives, David and his wife, Judy, were continuing one they began nearly 50 years earlier. more »

Nov 25, 2013 9:08 AM Education

Looping the Lake

Courtesy Algoma Region and Tourism Thunder Bay

After circling Lake Superior three times, I still discover places I’ve missed. That just means a good excuse to do it all again. Once you’ve done the Loop, it becomes a regular destination. more »

May 1, 2012 12:00 AM Travel

Recipe Box: Finding Culinary Creativity in Kraut & Kimchi

Jennifer Sauter Sargent / Spirit Creek Farm

The owners of Spirit Creek Farm built a commercial kitchen where they create a whole line of lacto-fermented sauerkrauts, kimchi and ginger carrots, along with pickled green beans and beets. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Get Down to the Water

Felicia Schneiderhan

Public marinas and safe harbors also provide access to the Lake and boat-infused views for those traveling by land. Big or small, downtown or in the middle of nowhere, they can be fascinating even for those without boats. more »

May 1, 2015 12:00 AM Recreation

Pierre the Pantsless Voyageur, Two Harbors, Minnesota

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Since the opening of the first highways (and maybe before), people have created those delightfully quirky sideshows for travelers called “roadside attractions” or, more simply, Big Things. more »

Mar 20, 2015 2:22 PM Travel

Sailing Ships on Lake Superior: The Early History

Painting by Tim Olsen / Lake Superior Maritime Collections, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Lake Superior, like all the Great Lakes, had its share of wooden-hulled, tall-masted ships sailing its sweet waters, even before creation of the locks at Sault Ste. Marie in 1855 allowed a freer flow of maritime traffic between the lakes. more »

Jun 1, 2010 1:41 PM Maritime

Engineering Better Health

Courtesy Michigan Tech

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Research coming out of Michigan Tech could create medical wonders, and highlighted here are a few of those innovations. more »

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Last of the Gray Ghosts

Brent West

In the boreal forest north of Thunder Bay, two researchers begin their search for a mysterious North Woods denizen, a pale being sometimes called the gray ghost that passes silently through the black spruce and jack pines. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Natural World

Microplastics: Pollutants in a Small Package

Jeremy Frech

Plastic pollutants, like microbeads and nurdles that sometimes end up in Lake Superior, soak up any toxins in the water, such as PCBs and dioxin. If wild critters ingest the plastics, the toxins can enter the food chain. more »

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Superior

Paddling Pukaskwa

Layne Kennedy

For a long time, this place called “Pukaskwa” intrigued us. Pukaskwa National Park stretches down the far eastern side of the lake from Pic River near Hattie Cove to Pukaskwa River nearly 144 miles south. No interior roads lead to this wild coast. more »

Jul 1, 2002 12:00 AM Recreation

Point to La Pointe

Don Albrecht, Bayfield

"Move! You're off course!" The voice came loud and serious. I was about a mile into the 2.1-mile Point to La Pointe Swim, from Bayfield to Madeline Island, swimming at a 90-degree angle directly into the North Channel, veering into Lake Superior. more »

Nov 5, 2013 4:29 PM Recreation

Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers

John Weiss, courtesy Rochester Post-Bulletin

Operating from a former parish house in Duluth's West End, the Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers helps crewmen in trouble, crewmen with family emergencies in their native countries and crewmen in need of just a friendly person to whom they can talk. more »

Aug 1, 1985 12:00 AM Maritime

Building an Off-the-Grid Home

Jim Megas

The dream location that Jim and Ann Megas found for a second home had everything – except access to the power grid. So when they built their one-of-a-kind log home, the couple invested in state-of-the-art off-the-grid systems. more »

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM Homes

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