Savvy photographers know that a camera can be your passport to exploring the world. more




Lake Superior was almost an ocean, not just a sweetwater sea. more

The Lake

Find out more about Lake Superior Magazine's featured supporters through August's Great Lake Destinations. Links, Maps, Video, Facebook, Twitter and more. more



Jim Baird

“Get left! Get left! Boulder!” My brother yells to me from the bow of our canoe. I pry hard and am relieved when we dodge – barely – the unexpected protruding rock, but now we might miss the crucial-to-catch shore eddy on the right. more


Timber Crib

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

You’d be surprised what turns up on a walk around the waterfront. Take a look for these on your next downtown or Canal Park jaunt. more


Salads say summer. More than any other dish, the toss up of cool, crisp, refreshing ingredients is the essence of this bountiful season. more


Brownstone and water laid the foundations for Washburn, established in 1883. Its waterfront location provided the railroad with a port and the area provided lots of native brownstone for buildings. more



Parks Canada

Ontario's largest wilderness park is right in our Big Lake back yard. more


We’ve compiled a list of some of the terrific, locally owned shops where you can buy your Lake Superior Calendars and loads of other great items. Check it out! more

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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


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


A robust group of pioneers in the late 19th century first blazed a trail to the Slate River Valley. These days, an enthusiastic generation of progressive farmers and entrepreneurs carry on in their footsteps, but in a 21st century style. more

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Erik Frosh

Looking across from Munising to Grand Island or even passing in a guided Pictured Rocks cruise by its iconic East Channel Lighthouse, you’d probably never guess that a good way to get to know this remote, intriguing spot is by bus. more




Two of the newest lodging options in Lake Superior's northwest corner encourage getting to know other guests and the local neighborhood. more


Lake Superior Journal: The Island of Aunt Peg’s Dreams

Author's Collection

It started with Aunt Peg’s story, became a mystery that cast me and my cousin as family sleuths and ended in a stranger’s home on a storied Ontario peninsula. No, actually, the whole thing began in Ireland. Let me explain. more


The green, crinkly leaves of the rhubarb patch make their predictable appearance late each spring, heralding a summer filled with rhubarb cake, rhubarb jam, sour rhubarb sauce and sweet rhubarb pie. more



Used by special permission, ® DAWN LaPOINTE

For photographers Gary Fiedler and Dawn LaPointe, life by Lake Superior, well, it’s like a box of chocolates. more


Finding Fabulous Fungi

Sparky Stensaas

Dead Man’s Fingers, Tree Ear, Velvet Foot, Toothed Jelly, Bear’s Head Tooth, The Blusher, Brain Fungus, Fuzzy Foot. Revel in the staggering shapes and colors of our North Woods fungi – and their evocative names. more

Natural World

Lake Superior Journal: Day One at the Crossroads

Dave Myers

My wife, our four little kids and I eagerly approached the trailhead of the Lake Superior Provincial Park Coastal Trail in Ontario. We were prepared to take our initial footsteps into a backpacking adventure. Then we saw the sign: “Bear Problems.” more


Download lake views and other scenes from the region for your desktops and home screens. more


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