On the cover: Split Rock Lighthouse has a special glow, perhaps knowing it earned Best Spectacular View, Minnesota. Inside, see all of this year's Best of the Lake winners. Photo by Steve Perry.
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A Photographer’s U.P. Neighborhood
Tim Trombley moved into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to be near the scenery he loved – and that he loved to photograph.
HOMELANDS OF THE ANISHINAABEG
Still Here & Thriving by Konnie LeMay
The oldest population around Lake Superior carries on its traditions, but has not been left behind in the past.
The Amazing Journey of Chief Buffalo by Konnie LeMay
At age 93, Chief Buffalo led a group of six, traveling first by canoe, from Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., to avoid war over his homeland.
Returning to the Home of the Flicker by Winona LaDuke
Madeline Island is a sacred Ojibwe homeland described by prophecy and discovered by design. Now’s the time for a homecoming, says the author.
LAKE SUPERIOR LIVING
Home: Outside In by Molly Hoeg
A couple finds décor inspiration in the woods beside their Lutsen home.
Recipe Box: Adventures in Celebrity Judging by Juli Kellner
A winning herring dish … and what judges considered before tasting.
Health & Wellness: On the Right Road by Phil Bencomo
The Keweenaw Peninsula undertakes a community plan for good health.
Behind the Pages
Welcome to the Big Lake: More Lessons from the Lake by Konnie LeMay
Around the Circle by Phil Bencomo
Reviews: Books about Ojibwe history, culture + summer reads
By the Shores: Summer Day on Lucille Island by Travis Novitsky
Lake Superior Journal: That Old Boulder-Jumper, Finn by Ann Marie Mershon
Heritage: Surviving the Flames by Donn Larson
Education: Tech Savvy by Phil Bencomo
Recreation: Camping with Kids by Felicia Schneiderhan
Travel & Events by Bob Berg
Lake Superior Directory
Lake Superior Marketplace
View•Point: Is There a Bear Up There? by Sparky Stensaas
Correction, pg. 41
The Gathering of the Eagles Pow Wow is August 15-17 in Hessel, Michigan, hosted by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa. The Bad River Manomin Traditional Pow-Wow and Manomin Canoe Race Celebration is in Odanah, Wisconsin, hosted by the Bad River Band. The pow wow details were transposed. We regret the error.