Parks Canada

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


The Rescuers

National Park Service

Two Pictured Rocks rangers were driving home when a man, drenched and in kayak gear, came running out of the woods and collapsed in the road. His friends, he said, were still in the water. Meet the rescuers who respond to these kinds of emergencies. Read more


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


TV Show “Rock the Park” Dives Into the Apostle Islands

Courtesy Colton Smith and Jack Steward

TV Show “Rock the Park” Dives Into the Apostle Islands

The adventurer-hosts of TV program “Rock the Park” go hiking, kayaking and scuba diving in the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior in the episode that airs Sunday morning on Duluth’s ABC affiliate, WDIO-TV. Read more

Oct 30, 2015 9:31 AM Superior Notes

The Lake Is Boss: Returning a Little Wiser from an Apostle Islands Paddle

Benjamin Alva Polley

Quickly I understood this was not like any other water we’d paddled. Miles from shore, if you capsize you can’t just swim to safety. Read more


Superior Challenge

Jared Munch

The Big Lake awes many people with its power and beauty, but it inspires some to test their limits. Meet individuals who set out on the water as a challenge and returned with a better understanding of themselves and our Sweetwater Sea. Read more


That Old Boulder-Jumper, Finn

Ann Marie Mershon

Sunshine and exhilarating waves on Lake Superior have called like siren songs for the last nine years to my group of kayaking friends, the Old Fogies, all of us in our 60s and 70s, all from Grand Marais, Minnesota. Read more


What are the odds of a guy from Iowa getting hired to teach sea kayaking and lead expeditions on Lake Superior? It’s unheard of, says Corey Homewood. Read more

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Paddling Pukaskwa

Layne Kennedy

For a long time, this place called “Pukaskwa” intrigued us. Pukaskwa National Park stretches down the far eastern side of the lake from Pic River near Hattie Cove to Pukaskwa River nearly 144 miles south. No interior roads lead to this wild coast. Read more


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