Felicia Schneiderhan

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

Woodland Weddings

On3Design / Courtesy Jon & Kelly LaCore

Woodland weddings are more than a trend around the Big Lake; nature, our backyard, has always been our wedding planning ally. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Finding the Perfect Romantic Winter Getaway

Courtesy Grand Superior Lodge

What do you call “romantic”? A cozy snowed-in cabin with a cheery fire in the stone fireplace? A stylish room in a high-class hotel or an elegant stay in an historic bed-and-breakfast inn? more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Travel


Courtesy NMU Volunteer Center

Meet some volunteers who are generous with their times and talents to organize iconic events and aid worthy causes, and find out how to join those who know you receive much when you give. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Lifestyle

Fit for School

Felicia Schneiderhan

When it’s time to send children off to school, parents’ health checklists might include vaccinations and teaching children to cover when they cough. But there are a few extra health tips for children in our northern clime that might surprise you. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health/Wellness

Lake Superior Journal: Iron Man

Felicia Schneiderhan

Fe, our family's little Iron Man, always wears a life jacket by the water. But on this day, when we stopped briefly at the boat before a hike, he was not. And on this day, our 2-year-old tumbled from the dock and fell in. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Maritime

Get Down to the Water

Felicia Schneiderhan

Public marinas and safe harbors also provide access to the Lake and boat-infused views for those traveling by land. Big or small, downtown or in the middle of nowhere, they can be fascinating even for those without boats. more

May 1, 2015 12:00 AM Recreation

Fractional Ownership: Buying into a Shared Getaway

Courtesy Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior

Fractional ownership is a fast-growing sector of the vacation home market. Unlike a timeshare, which buys only use of a place, fractional ownership means buying an actual structure. Owners can sell their share or leave it in their will. more

Feb 1, 2015 12:00 AM Homes

Camping with Kids

Jeremy Kershaw

Did the arrival of the stork make you roll up your sleeping bag? Don’t put away that gear, say five families who introduced their children to camping from an early age. more

Aug 1, 2014 12:00 AM Recreation


Northern Michigan University

Is your dining room table piled with college brochures? Is the family calendar dotted with campus visits? You might have a high school junior under your roof. While the application essays loom over their heads, the cost of it all looms over yours. more

Jan 23, 2012 3:08 PM Lifestyle


Courtesy Edgewood Vista - Hermantown

It’s not hard to come up with the reasons that people choose to remain or decide to come to Lake Superior to retire. What might be less evident are the available options for home and health as we grow older by the Lake. more

Jul 21, 2011 12:01 AM Health/Wellness

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