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Ice Climbing

Courtesy Michigan Ice Fest

The abundance of climbable ice by the Big Lake had been an accidental secret of climbers since the early 1980s. But that’s changing, thanks to increased interest in the sport and to the growth of events like Michigan Ice Fest and Nipigon Ice Fest. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

Therapy Dogs Bring Comfort to Others

Courtesy NMU Lydia M. Olson Library

A dog's calm presence can bring comfort to people under stress of grieving, recovery, depression or other anxiety-inducing pressures like final exams. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

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

How Much Is That Lakeshore?

Re/Max Douglass Real Estate

All around Lake Superior, the market for waterfront homes – whether primary residences, seasonal homes or cabins – has returned, if not quite to pre-recession levels. more

Oct 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

Reviews of "The Legend Lives on: S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald" from the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society, the DVD "Upper Great Lakes Paranormal Files" from Don Hermanson and "Locally Laid" by Lucie B. Amundsen. more

Oct 1, 2016 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

In our October/November 2016 issue, Beth Dooley introduced us to locally connected hard ciders and shared a recipe for Pork Roast with Apples and Rosemary in Cider Sauce. Here are two additional ways to use locally made hard ciders. more

Sep 13, 2016 2:33 PM Food/Recipes

Reviews of "Tracking the Beast" by mystery writer Henry Kisor and coffee-table book "Let's Go Fishing" by Eric Dregni. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

The Advantages of Local Cancer Treatment

Courtesy St. Luke's Regional Cancer Center

Any cancer treatment once meant long or frequent trips far from the Big Lake shores. Today most treatment can happen right here by home, which brings a number of advantages. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

An Outdoor Education: Local Universities Embrace Natural Assets

Courtesy Michigan Tech

One of the under-tapped resources around the Lake Superior region is the outdoor recreational programs, open to students, staff and the general public, at our public and private universities. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Education

Lodge Logic: Turning an Old Commercial Property into a Dream Retirement Home

Jack Rendulich

On the lakeshore adjacent to the Sucker River about 10 miles outside of Duluth, Beth and Jon Luikart built their retirement home where the old Sullivan's Lodge once stood. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Homes

Lake Superior Journal: Day One at the Crossroads

Dave Myers

My wife, our four little kids and I eagerly approached the trailhead of the Lake Superior Provincial Park Coastal Trail in Ontario. We were prepared to take our initial footsteps into a backpacking adventure. Then we saw the sign: “Bear Problems.” more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Recreation

Strawberries

Boris Benko

It’s mid-summer, and the harvest has already been coming in, whether from the wealth of orchards and farms in the Big Lake region, from your backyard garden or straight from a forest or field. Here’s six top picks, with recipes for each. more

Jul 18, 2016 11:12 AM Food/Recipes

Reviews of "Waterfalls of Michigan" by photographer/writer Phil Stagg and "Ship Captain's Daughter," Ann Lewis' memoir. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Books, Video & More

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

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