The most likely time to spot lightning on Lake Superior is between the third week of June and the second week of August, says Matt Zika, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Marquette. Read more


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


Fortunate Fillings

Courtesy Nipigon Dental

Lake Superior’s rural neighborhoods fare pretty well when it comes to available dentists. Residents of most areas have at least one general practitioner within an hour’s drive – and usually much closer. Read more


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

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Paddle Safety

Shelly Dinsmoore

Lake Superior’s beauty can belie its dangers, particularly if you’re not prepared with the right gear and paddling know-how. Here are the basics of kayaking safely on the Big Lake. Read more


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. Read more


Andy Kaknevicius discovered Lake Superior while stations with the Ontario Provincial Police about three-hours drive to Thunder Bay. In retirement, he's created a documentary series on the Big Lake neighborhood. We chat with Andy about his passion and Read more



James Smedley

Sure, if you live in some place like Florida or Arizona, you get snow-free ground and coat-free weather all year, but you may not appreciate summer like we do. Read more


Sailing Ships on Lake Superior: The Early History

Painting by Tim Olsen / Lake Superior Maritime Collections, University of Wisconsin-Superior

Lake Superior, like all the Great Lakes, had its share of wooden-hulled, tall-masted ships sailing its sweet waters, even before creation of the locks at Sault Ste. Marie in 1855 allowed a freer flow of maritime traffic between the lakes. Read more


Land, Water & History: Exploring Our Geoheritage

Parks Canada

Have you ever stood barefoot on massive rocks beside Lake Superior? The idea of geoheritage is to connect people to geological history by pointing out significant features and highlighting the way we use and interact with the landscape. Read more

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In the Duluth Skywalk 109 W. Superior Street

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