Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Our National Parks

John McCormick

We celebrate our Lake Superior national parks, from Apostle Islands to Pictured Rocks, with these brief introductions. We encourage you to “Find Your Park(s)” all around the Big Lake. Read more

Natural World

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


Around the Circle This Week: Centennial Conservatory Reopens

Thunder Bay's Centennial Botanical Conservatory reopens; Pictured Rocks releases a summary of public comments as the park develops a new PWC environmental assessment; Visit Duluth president and CEO Terry Mattson honored; and upcoming events. Read more

Feb 15, 2013 5:09 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Lime Island Summer

The Michigan DNR puts out a call for Lime Island summer campground hosts; the Bayfield County Board denies a contentious mining resolution; Maritime Visitor Center Director Thom Holden retires; and a look at the week ahead. Read more

Feb 1, 2013 4:50 PM Superior Notes


Ernst & Young Inc.

Around the Circle This Week: Fire Sale

A deal keeps an Upper Peninsula power plant open, and modernizes it too; Duluth's Park Point fire hall goes up for auction; a 4,500-acre lakefront parcel near Terrace Bay hits the market; and lots more. Plus a look at the week ahead. Read more

Nov 30, 2012 5:33 PM Superior Notes


Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: A 50-Year Span

The International Bridge turns 50; Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, the photographer behind the viral image of John Unger and his dog, Schoep, debuts a photo exhibit; Northlanders help the East Coast recover; and a peek at the week ahead. Read more

Nov 9, 2012 12:35 PM Superior Notes


Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Pictured Rocks Accepting Comments on Personal Watercraft Until Nov. 9

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will accept comments on the use of personal watercraft (PWC) at the park until Nov. 9, part of a public scoping process as officials develop a new environmental assessment and reevaluate existing regulations. Read more

Nov 6, 2012 3:15 PM Superior Notes

Lake Superior’s two national lakeshores – Apostle Islands in Wisconsin and Pictured Rocks Michigan – share geological attributes, but remain distinct, says photographer Craig Blacklock. This spring, he released two photo books, one on each lakeshore. Read more


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