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Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Line

Visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore this summer have great options for getting out onto Lake Superior – one of the best ways to know the Big Lake. more

May 11, 2017 4:52 PM Travel

Ironwood Draws Art and Theater Downtown

Courtesy Peg Sandin

To see how much Lake Superior influences local artists, one need only walk into Ironwood’s Downtown Art Place, a community art center that represents 40 regional artists. more

Apr 1, 2017 12:00 AM Michigan

Marcia Hales Lighting Display

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

The evening's first visitors at Marcia Hales' Park Point lighting display were a trio of bundled-up women. “Shirley will show you around,” Marcia joked, gesturing toward her bearded collie. “Or you can follow the cats.” The ladies were skeptical. more

Minnesota

The Ford Bungalow: Keweenaw Bay’s Secret Oasis

Tia Osweiler

Henry Ford’s secluded retreat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan thrives today as a waterfront inn. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

Grandma's Saloon & Grill

Courtesy Grandma's Restaurants

It's 40 years and counting for a groundbreaking Canal Park eatery. Get the backstory about Grandma's family of restaurants. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Take a Sleigh Ride at Gammondale Farm

Courtesy Gammondale Farm

Picture yourself in a Currier & Ives postcard scene, big snowflakes gently dropping. With red cheeks in the brisk December air, you’re bundled up and bunched together on a sleigh ride in pastoral Slate River Valley near Thunder Bay. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Ontario

Snowshoeing

Minnesota DNR

Choose one of the state parks that offer snowshoe walks with instruction. They even supply snowshoes (in limited numbers) to borrow. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum Expands

Courtesy Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum

Slednerds and slednecks can find snowmobile history heaven in Naubinway, Michigan, at the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum. A 36-by-76-foot building addition brings the number of displays to 180 unique and prototype sleds stretching back decades. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

To stock Lake Superior, Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery outside Bayfield, Wisconsin, produces about 150,000 brown trout, 90,000 splake and 90,000 lake trout each year. It also attracts a lot of visitors – 5,000 to 7,000 annually. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Wisconsin

Porphyry Island Beckons with a Lighthouse, Trails & Gallery

Courtesy Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior

An adventure to Porphyry Island on Black Bay about 8 miles east of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park starts with how you get there. Most people arrive by kayak, canoe or boat. Or you can hire a fishing charter, a floatplane or helicopter. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Ontario

Quincy Smelter, Last of Its Kind

Scott See

Frequent visitors to the Keweenaw Peninsula all seem to know the Quincy Mine with its towering Shaft House. Lesser known, but also historically significant, is the Quincy Smelter off M-26 on the shore of the Keweenaw Waterway in Hancock. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Michigan

Paul Shaffer

Courtesy of CBS

The voice on the phone was unmistakable. Paul Shaffer was ready to answer questions about his career, his memoir and his hometown of Thunder Bay, where Paul and his “Late Show” band will perform on October 7. more

Jul 25, 2016 3:41 PM Ontario

You can get there from here. Check out these links to interactive maps showing the latest road conditions for all four shores. more

Jul 14, 2016 2:25 PM Travel

A.G. Thomson House

Courtesy A.G. Thomson House

TripAdvisor gave the A.G. Thomson House its Travelers’ Choice Award, naming it the No.1 B&B in the United States for the second time in four years. We caught up with co-owner Tim Allen to ask how he and his wife, Angie, brought the inn to the top. more

May 12, 2016 3:09 PM Minnesota

Cruising the Ontario Shore on a Sightseeing Tour

Discovery Charters

What makes a water tour of the Rossport Islands worth the trip? You get to view both the “inside” of the islands and the “outside,” a local term describing the open Lake. Inside, trees grow 3 feet from the water; outside, none are within 150 feet. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Ontario

Hartley Park’s Urban Wilderness

Courtesy Hartley Nature Center

It is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, but this urban park still allows you to forget that you’re in the city while enjoying a quiet walk. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Lake Superior Journal: A Cruise Across Time

Marie Zhuikov

The nip in the air may be why the passengers of the Wenonah consisted of only me and two other women. Like me, they were traveling not just across the water on Minnesota's North Shore, but across time. more

Apr 1, 2016 12:00 AM Minnesota

Santa’s Adventures in the Mall

Courtesy Brian Thiry

When Santa came to our magazine office, he didn’t say “Ho, Ho, Howdy.” He simply shook my hand and gave me the merriest of smiles. I asked Santa to tell me some of his memories from past holidays so we can see the season through Santa’s eyes. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Minnesota

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

No Hibernating in Thunder Bay

Goh Iromoto / Courtesy Tourism Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay loves winter. Far from hibernating, residents embrace this season of theatre and arts, of evenings out to sample tasty locavore fare and of days indulging in boutique shopping or outdoor recreation. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Ontario

Best of the Lake Voting

2017 Best of the Lake

What do you think is The Best in the Lake Superior region? Choose your favorites in nine categories, from Best Scenic Drive to Best Family Destination.

The Travel Guide

2016 Lake Superior Travel Guide

Planning a Big Lake trip? Updated annually by our editors, this mile-by-mile guide covers the entire Lake Superior Circle Tour, including side trips, and comes with a handy tear-out map. 160 pages, magazine format. $9.95.

The Ultimate Guide

TUG3a

The Ultimate Guide to the Region is filled with even more information, insider tips and photos. 294 pages, 5 ½" x 8 ½", softcover book. $19.95.

Best of the Lake 2016

Best of the Lake 2016

The votes are tallied and the results are in. See what readers chose as their favorites in this year’s 12 categories.

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