The votes are in! See what Lake Superior Magazine readers chose as their favorites in this year’s 12 categories, from Best Weekend Destination to Best Restaurant/Cafe.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park near Thunder Bay was voted Best Scenic Overlook and Best Park by readers in this year's survey. More than 650 voters submitted ballots from around the world.
THIS IS BIG – which is to say this view at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park got the top votes for Best Scenic Overlook in Ontario. It’s easy to see why. Most of the winners in this year’s Best of the Lake probably won’t come as a surprise to those of you familiar with our four shores – Minnesota, Ontario, Michigan and Wisconsin. But we guarantee you’ll find a few new places that you have yet to explore.
Thanks to the more than 650 print magazine readers, website followers and fans of area establishments who cast their votes by mail or online. The top vote getters for each state or province are indicated with a ★.
Now it’s up to you. We suggest that you use these recommendations of other Lake lovers to visit the businesses and locations here. Do you agree with the voters? Let us know and then take next year’s survey to have your vote count, too. We’ll start very soon gathering votes.
Meanwhile, as you travel the Lake, look for those Best of the Lake stickers in the windows of these high-quality establishments or at the regional visitor centers to plan your stops. As you browse through this list, make a point to visit the winners in your own Lake Superior neighborhood, especially if it might be new to you.
Congratulations to all of the 2015 winners and thanks to all the voters from around Canada, the United States and the world (the farthest from China). Now get out there and explore – and bring back your Best of the Lakes for next year.
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