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Park Point Beach, Duluth

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Before you visit the beach, check these websites for rip current alerts, wave conditions and no-contact advisories. more

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Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake by surface area – 31,700 square miles (82,100 square kilometres) – and holds 10 percent of the world's surface fresh water. more

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Microplastics: Pollutants in a Small Package

Jeremy Frech

Plastic pollutants, like microbeads and nurdles that sometimes end up in Lake Superior, soak up any toxins in the water, such as PCBs and dioxin. If wild critters ingest the plastics, the toxins can enter the food chain. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lake Superior

Always the third Sunday in July, Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s. The celebration spans the entire weekend in some Big Lake communities. Find an event near you. more

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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

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The Viewing Circle

David Whittaker / Courtesy Brook McIlroy

Recent decades have seen an amazing investment and revitalization of our city waterfronts into welcoming places for residents and visitors. Three writers take us to the Big Lake’s major cities to witness the waking up of our waterfronts. more

Jun 16, 2014 12:46 PM , , Lake Superior 1 Comments

Held this year on Sunday, July 20, Lake Superior Day celebrates the body of water that dominates and defines our region. Here's what's planned on each of Lake Superior’s four shores for the Lake Superior Day weekend. more

May 8, 2014 3:21 PM Lake Superior

Notes about Lake Superior from the August/September 2013 issue. more

Aug 6, 2013 5:19 PM Lake Superior

This year Lake Superior Day falls on Sunday, July 21, and once again there are activities being planned all around the Big Lake. more

May 28, 2013 4:33 PM Lake Superior

Notes about Lake Superior from the June/July 2013 issue. more

May 21, 2013 12:00 AM Lake Superior

351: Tischer Creek

Darin Bainter

Our State of the Lake report this year focuses on the 2012 disasters – what experts think will come next, how our communities are preparing for the unexpected, and how neighbors help neighbors. more

May 20, 2013 4:45 PM Lake Superior


Courtesy USDA Forest Service / Superior National Forest

A look at recent floods, fires and blowdowns in our region. more

May 20, 2013 4:23 PM Lake Superior

Stormy Lake

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Ahead of an April snowstorm, wind gusts in Duluth topped 60 mph, creating huge waves on the Lake. Lake Superior Magazine's intrepid Paul Hayden braved the elements to capture this footage from Minnesota's near North Shore and Duluth. more

Apr 11, 2013 11:58 AM Lake Superior 1 Comments

Notes about Lake Superior from the April/May 2013 issue. more

Apr 1, 2013 12:00 AM Lake Superior

Notes about Lake Superior from the February/March 2013 issue. more

Feb 1, 2013 12:00 AM Lake Superior

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