The Pincushion Mountain section of the trail east of Grand Marais offers spectacular vistas.

Randy "Rudi" Hargesheimer

How the 300-Mile-Long Superior Hiking Trail Was Made

As of summer 2013, you can hike the 300 contiguous miles along the Superior Hiking Trail from Jay Cooke State Park west of Duluth all the way to the tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead. Creating a trail of that magnitude was no simple walk in the park. more »

Oct 1, 2013 12:00 AM Recreation

At Café Coco – Artisan Bakery & Good Eats in Washburn, Wisconsin, owner Noreen Ovadia displays a few of the treats she makes. Coco started as a small bakery and has expanded.

Bob Grah / Courtesy Noreen Ovadia

A Sweet Third Space: Coffee Shop/Bakeries Where Friends Gather

Local coffee shop/bakeries lure locals and travelers alike, with wonderful bread and pastry aromas and a friendly atmosphere. There’s usually something that makes each one unique. more »

Nov 18, 2014 4:27 PM Travel

Great Lake Destinations

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

Oct 31, 2014 9:45 AM Magazine

Patrons at Duluth Coffee Company on East Superior Street focus on their reading and work while beans tumble into a roaster.

Jack Rendulich

Big Lake Coffee Roasters Search for the Perfect Cup

You don’t need to go far these days to find a locally roasted cup of coffee to enjoy while looking out over Lake Superior. Like the rise in micro-brewed beers, local coffee roasting has boomed recently, too. more »

Nov 11, 2014 10:13 AM Food/Recipes

A satellite view of the October 26-27, 2010, extratropical cyclone that rocked the region.

National Weather Service

Nine Major Lake Superior Storms

Powered by strong low-pressure systems, these nine Lake Superior storms wrecked dozens of ships and claimed hundreds of lives. more »

Jan 16, 2012 2:59 PM Natural World

Unfriendly Waters . . . and Other Dangers for the Northern Home

As the Lake Superior region enters winter, now is a great time to review what coverage you have on your home before it – and you – become victims of any ice storms, heavy snow damage or spring flooding that may arrive. more »

Aug 17, 2010 9:11 AM Homes

The Lighthouse

As we approached it in late afternoon, the old lighthouse stood out plainly against the rock of the island. more »

Dec 26, 1998 11:15 PM Lake Superior

The Risks and Realities of Radon in Our Homes

Inhaled over an extended period of time, radon’s radioactive particles can cause lung cancer. Fortunately, it’s easy to test your home and there are ways to reduce the gas in the house. more »

Oct 21, 2014 9:47 AM Health/Wellness 1 Comments

Recipe Box: Slow Cooking

The good meal waiting just means you had the foresight to plug in the Crock-Pot before leaving for work this morning. more »

Mar 16, 2011 11:00 AM Food/Recipes

Tourists visited it by boat until Highway 61 was completed past the site in 1924. Subsequently, it has become one of the most visited sites in Minnesota.

Minnesota Historical Society Split Rock Collection

Time's Sentinel: The History of Split Rock Lighthouse

It took a catastrophic November storm to convince the U.S. Congress to build what would become among the most recognized and beautiful landmarks on Lake Superior – Split Rock Lighthouse. more »

Aug 1, 2001 8:42 AM Maritime

Peeking from behind a boat bow, sitting next to another boat, seems natural for Lynn Wegner at his new home in his old Park Point neighborhood in Duluth.

Courtesy Lynn Wegner

For One Park Pointer, New Beginnings in the Old Neighborhood

Lynn Wegner grew up on Park Point, that long sandy peninsula in Duluth. After more than 30 years away, he returned to build his retirement home. more »

Aug 26, 2014 4:31 PM Homes

3M Corporation

The Two Harbors Roots of 3M Corporation

Internationally-known 3M Corporation – maker of such products as Post-it notes and Scotch tape – was founded in Two Harbors, Minnesota. The building where 3M was born now houses a museum dedicated to the history of the company. more »

May 23, 2005 8:56 AM Minnesota

The Thunder Bay Main Lighthouse was built in 1937 at a cost of $14,000. In 1971, it got moved about 3 feet when the steamship Simcoe plowed into it and did damage that took about four months to repair.

Elle Andra-Warner

Lighting the Northern Edge: Lake Superior's Ontario Lighthouses

On the Ontario shores of Lake Superior, there are more than 32 lighthouse sites, some abandoned, moved or destroyed, but others still active aids to navigation or year-round emergency lights. more »

Aug 15, 2014 10:44 AM Maritime

Video: Lake Superior is ...

During the Lake Superior Day festivities in Duluth, we asked visitors and locals, kids and adults, to fill in the blank: Lake Superior is ______. more »

Jul 22, 2014 8:46 AM Lake Superior

It's a Wonderful Lake: What if it Disappeared?

There is no question that Lake Superior enriches the lives of those of us privileged to reside on or near it and those who visit. But just how much does that 10 percent of the world’s surface fresh water affect us? more »

Jul 21, 2010 5:39 PM Great Lakes

Brian Stabinger

Surfin' the Big Lake

Typically Lake Superior is not a place where people expect to find surfers. A boy reared by the waves of the world’s largest fresh-water lake became the man credited with revolutionizing the design of boards used for salt-water surfing worldwide. more »

Sep 3, 2001 8:39 AM Recreation

Ups & Downs: My 8 Years Operating Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge

For eight years, I supervised operation of the Aerial Lift Bridge and observed much from my perch above the Duluth Ship Canal. Here are the four worst and five best things I encountered, from bridge hangers-on to the unforgettable sunrise views. more »

Apr 10, 2014 10:36 PM Superior Notes

Shawn Malone

Wild About Weather

The next time that you are in a department store, look up to the ceiling. It’s about 20 feet or so to the lights. Now, imagine a wave that tall racing toward your boat in the middle of a churning Lake Superior. more »

Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM Lake Superior

And the Minnesota Magazine of the Year Is ... Lake Superior Magazine!

Lake Superior Magazine joins prestigious company and becomes the first under-30,000-circulation publication to earn the Minnesota Magazine of the Year from the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association. more »

Nov 12, 2013 10:38 AM Media Center

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