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My Week with a Superior Sentinel

Kyle Underwood

For seven days, we would be the official “unofficial” keepers of Michigan's Crisp Point Lighthouse, the remote station west of Whitefish Point. Any member of the Crisp Point Light Historical Society can apply for this volunteer position. more

Jun 1, 2012 12:00 AM Michigan

Paddle Safety

Shelly Dinsmoore

Lake Superior’s beauty can belie its dangers, particularly if you’re not prepared with the right gear and paddling know-how. Here are the basics of kayaking safely on the Big Lake. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

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

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Sweet Truths About Our Hard Ciders

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

It’s relatively new for Lake Superior’s shores, but hard cider actually is the United States’ oldest drink. Try this recipe for Pork Roast with Apples & Rosemary in Cider Sauce. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

For more than two decades, readers of Lake Superior Magazine have shared their favorite spots and sights, restaurants and recreation, to help us compile the annual Best of the Lake list. more

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Cruising the Ontario Shore on a Sightseeing Tour

Discovery Charters

What makes a water tour of the Rossport Islands worth the trip? You get to view both the “inside” of the islands and the “outside,” a local term describing the open Lake. Inside, trees grow 3 feet from the water; outside, none are within 150 feet. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Ontario

6 Trails for Maritime Sights

Florin Chelaru

Let us suggest six satisfying strolls with great views that offer a bit of Lake Superior maritime heritage along the way. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

Pros Reveal How to Plan a Memorable Wedding

William Schumann Photography

What makes for a memorable wedding? We decided to ask a photographer, a wedding planner, a caterer and a musician to describe one Lake Superior-region event that lingers with them. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Ironwood Draws Art and Theater Downtown

Courtesy Peg Sandin

To see how much Lake Superior influences local artists, one need only walk into Ironwood’s Downtown Art Place, a community art center that represents 40 regional artists. more

Apr 1, 2017 12:00 AM Michigan

Golf Courses with a View of the Lake

Bryan Hansel

To enjoy a round of golf around Lake Superior, you don’t really need to be good at the game. You might swing like a pro or fling divots like a novice, but one thing’s for sure: The stunning Big Lake scenery will ensure a memorable day on the links. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

Ruffed Grouse

David Brislance

A familiar sound echoes over the ridges of Minnesota’s Sawtooth Mountains – muffled, rhythmic thumps of wings beating against soft-feathered bodies. Male ruffed grouse are ready to rumble, showing off their stuff to catch a female’s eye and ear. more

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Natural World

Amnicon Falls

Dennis O'Hara

Water, water everywhere – it’s no wonder we love spring. Enjoy spring views of waterfalls and flowing streams by our regional photographers. more

Apr 2, 2011 12:00 AM Natural World

The Ford Bungalow: Keweenaw Bay’s Secret Oasis

Tia Osweiler

Henry Ford’s secluded retreat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan thrives today as a waterfront inn. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

The first time Kathy Drue tasted local wild leeks, they were sautéed and served on toast. “I just could not believe what delicious food I was eating. I couldn’t believe this is coming from the woods.” more

Apr 13, 2012 4:10 PM Food/Recipes

Local Podiatrist Tackles Common Problems for Runners

Courtesy Conway McLean

Dr. Conway McLean, who practices foot and ankle medicine in Marquette and Munising, Michigan, expects his usual stepping up of traffic from marathon runners, regular joggers and distance hikers, all who face potential foot injuries. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Chris Monroe

Bruce Ojard

Inspired by her day job at a Duluth hardware store, illustrator Chris Monroe found her calling with the Monkey with a Tool Belt books. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Art/Photography

A Home with a History: Couple Finds Their Perfect Place in Washburn

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

When Martin and JoAnne Katzmarek went on a bike ride during a visit to Washburn, Wisconsin, in 2007, they weren’t looking to buy a home. But a “for sale” sign in the yard of a charming arts-and-crafts bungalow caught their eye. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

Maurices: Small Town Roots, Big Time Success

Courtesy maurices

The store that Maurice Labovitz built in Duluth in the 1930s has made a successful business splash across the United States and Canada. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Quincy Smelter, Last of Its Kind

Scott See

Frequent visitors to the Keweenaw Peninsula all seem to know the Quincy Mine with its towering Shaft House. Lesser known, but also historically significant, is the Quincy Smelter off M-26 on the shore of the Keweenaw Waterway in Hancock. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

Farewell Pine

Molly Hoeg

Waking in the early morning hours to blinding lightning, constant thunder and howling winds did little to prepare us for the devastation that we would find when dawn came – including the loss of a favorite pine tree. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Natural World

Recipe Box: Vegan Veggie Scram

Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Chef Jillian Forte and her team from At Sara’s Table Chester Creek Café in Duluth came up with this breakfast bounty with a mild kick to satisfy their many vegan customers. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Food/Recipes

Lake Superior Journal: Superior Blues

Amy Schwartz

Despite their resemblance to igneous rocks, the blue rocks we sought were not formed in the magmatic bowels of the earth, but rather in fires lit and stoked by men. In the late 1800s, several iron-smelting furnaces operated along that beach. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lake Superior

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Lake Superior Journal: Perk's Floating Forest

An avid birder, Captain J.P. "Perk" Perkins decided not to let his career as a ship captain interfere with his passion for viewing birds. From the early 1930s through the early 1970s, Perk created his own on-deck forests. more

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Tim Winker

Influenced by family traditions and personal preference, it seems every cook has his or her own favorite ingredients and signature method of making mojakka. more

Jan 7, 2008 8:25 AM Food/Recipes

Returning to the Scene of the Chimes

Lacey Criswell / Lace/Hanky Photography

By choosing a wedding location that they treasure and love to visit, these couples set their stage for a popular trend in destination weddings – venues close enough to home for regular romantic visits that spark old memories while creating new ones. more

Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lifestyle

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