Finding the Perfect Romantic Winter Getaway

Courtesy Grand Superior Lodge

What do you call “romantic”? A cozy snowed-in cabin with a cheery fire in the stone fireplace? A stylish room in a high-class hotel or an elegant stay in an historic bed-and-breakfast inn? more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Travel

2017 Lake Superior Calendar

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We’ve compiled a list of some of the terrific, locally owned shops where you can get your 2017 Lake Superior Calendars and loads of other great items. Check it out! more

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Mount Bohemia

Courtesy Mount Bohemia

Near the Keweenaw Peninsula's tip, Mount Bohemia offers skiers and snowboarders ungroomed pitches, cliffs and frozen waterfalls, heaps of dry powder and uncompromising difficulty without the crowds or glitz of big resorts. more

Nov 1, 2014 12:00 AM Recreation

Murder They Wrote: How the Lake Superior Region Seduces Mystery Writers

David Ballard

Our Big Lake and North Woods seem to be inspiring quite a few mystery writers these days, some with national and international audiences. They all love the region’s attributes for a nice little murder or two. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM Lifestyle

The Mataafa Blow

UW-Superior Lake Superior Maritime Collection

In November 1905, the Mataafa Blow whipped the waters of Lake Superior into a destroyer of ships and a killer of men. more

Oct 1, 2005 12:00 AM Maritime

Curried Broccoli Soup

Christian Giannelli

Winter is comfort food season, but comfort need not be heavy or boring. For innkeeper and author Mark Philips, this family recipe warms the body and wakes up the taste buds. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Woodland Weddings

On3Design / Courtesy Jon & Kelly LaCore

Woodland weddings are more than a trend around the Big Lake; nature, our backyard, has always been our wedding planning ally. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lifestyle

2016 Achievement Award Winner: Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society

Chris Winters / GLSHS

For its commitment to discovering, preserving and protecting our maritime heritage, Lake Superior Magazine honors the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society with this year’s Achievement Award. more

Nov 7, 2016 2:57 PM The Lake

Edmund Fitzgerald

David Conklin

Remembrances of the night the Edmund Fitzgerald sank from former TV anchor Dennis Anderson, who broke the story, and from retired sailor Lon Calloway, who that day rode out his first Great Lakes gale just 15 hours ahead of the ill-fated Fitz. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM , Maritime 4 Comments

We speak to folks who live and work around our lake to hear their stories and their sentiments about this water that defines us. more

Jul 14, 2009 11:04 AM Lake Superior 2 Comments

A.G. Thomson House

Courtesy A.G. Thomson House

TripAdvisor gave the A.G. Thomson House its Travelers’ Choice Award, naming it the No.1 B&B in the United States for the second time in four years. We caught up with co-owner Tim Allen to ask how he and his wife, Angie, brought the inn to the top. more

May 12, 2016 3:09 PM Minnesota

Behold the versatile squash - from the forest green veins of a black zucchini to the bright yellow of a sunburst patty pan, the smooth cream and green stripes of a delicata to the warty mint green of a Queensland blue. more

Nov 12, 2011 11:42 PM Food/Recipes

Antonino Coppola never expected to find himself locked into the keg cooler in the basement of his Duluth business, Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake. It was the work of the resident ghost, of this Antonino was certain. more

Nov 16, 2012 8:28 AM The Lake

Do bears hold the secret to preventing osteoporosis? How is it that black bears can hibernate, shut down their systems and not exercise for five or six months over winter, and yet do not develop a bone-loss condition? more

Jul 21, 2011 5:06 PM Health/Wellness

Hermit Island Mansion

Joy Morgan Dey / Haunted Lake Superior

Whether the ghost of a man named William Wilson treads Hermit Island in Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands is unclear, but the history of the place certainly has enough bizarre twists to make it possible that his ghostly presence may still be lurking there. more

Oct 13, 2014 2:59 PM The Lake

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


Bruce Ojard

In 1956, Betty Lessard was living in Duluth, Minnesota, and making good progress toward her career in photography. She had no inkling that a proposition that year by her father, Aleck Christiansen, would change the course of her life. more

Mar 30, 2002 2:01 PM Minnesota 2 Comments

Mystical Michipicoten: Memories from a Majestic Island

Donn Larson

To the Anishinaabe, it was a mystical floating isle that eluded approaching canoes – disappearing, then emerging again from the mist. At creation, Gichi Manidoo veiled Michipicoten Island in a shroud of mystery still palpable. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Ontario

A Passion for Pasties

Jack Rendulich

A pasty is a tasty meat pie in a pastry pocket. Brought to Michigan in the 1840s by Cornish miners, pasties were quickly adopted by ethnic groups across the region who all left their unique stamp on the food. more

Jan 1, 2007 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Lake Superior Journal: A Moose in the Rearview Mirror

Diane Larson

We had traveled a little more than a quarter mile from the intersection when I happened to look in my rearview mirror. A large dark animal stood in the middle of the road a good distance behind us. I let out a squeal and hit the brakes. more

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 AM Natural World

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Silver Islet Ghost

Joy Morgan Dey

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle came to Silver Islet, Ontario, because he loved ghost towns and their cemeteries, with their faded headstones and trees growing out of graves. And he came to keep a promise. more

Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM The Lake

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