Superior Hiking Trail

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.

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How Lake Superior Prepares Two Explorers for a Polar Landscape

We are in northern Minnesota, it’s early February and the ground is covered with snow. Nearly every lake, pond and river within a 300-mile radius of me is frozen solid … yet I am sitting on snow in a small canoe, which is harnessed to Lonnie Dupre. more »

Mar 1, 2005 12:00 AM Recreation

Oops! Even Experts Can Get In Over Their Heads in the Wild

We asked a few outdoor writers who spend their “work” time romping through the wilderness to regale us with lighter-hearted calamity stories. That they willingly admitted to such misadventures tells us that they're good sports as well as sportsmen. more »

May 1, 2005 12:00 AM Recreation

Adventures in Geocaching

You walk, hike, drive and even boat past them all the time: containers of all sizes and shapes, hidden in the bramble, or sometimes in plain view. The geocache is the treasure in a sport started by nerds, now embraced by those from all walks of life. more »

Apr 29, 2012 6:27 PM Recreation 1 Comments

Chisholm's Love for the All-American Game

The Minnesota mining town of Chisholm, incorporated in 1901, showed an early love for baseball. The city's most famous big-league ballplayer played just a few innings in the majors, but he became the stuff of legends thanks to a book and movie. more »

Jun 17, 2014 4:24 PM Recreation

Paddling with Ladies of the Lake

This summer, Ladies of the Lake Women’s Sea Kayak Symposium returns to Munising and the awesome Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Ladies of the Lake promotes itself as the only women’s sea kayak symposium; all the instructors are women. more »

Aug 6, 2011 5:53 PM Recreation

Flocking to the Birds

From the time of brightly colored maples and aspens until the skies fill all too soon with snowflakes, birds guided into the Lake Superior region by geography and weather provide wonder and delight for those looking toward the skies. more »

Mar 10, 2002 9:03 AM Recreation

The Thrill of the Race

No racers put more enthusiasm into their sport than the four-legged athletes that hit our region’s snowy trails each winter. It’s worth braving a bit of cold to join in these exhilarating celebrations of the run. more »

Mar 15, 2009 11:12 AM Recreation


Courtesy Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association

Links to bike trails, groups and other resources for regional riding, on and off the road.

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