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COURTESY CATHE HAHN

Paddling upwind and sugargliding home. That’s Marquette resident and sailmaker Cathe Hahn’s phrase for what she hopes every standup paddleboarder will experience with her latest invention, the Sugarglider sail. more

Recreation

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PHOTOS COURTESY SAULT STE. MARIE CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU

In February the International 500 Snowmobile Race in Sault Ste. Marie celebrates 50 yrs of the endurance event on its 1-mile oval ice track – the only one in the country and with “banked turns that would make NASA queasy,” touts the race’s promoters. more

Michigan

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COURTESY LINDA SCHULZ

Packed with stunning scenery and boasting more than 2,500 miles of well-marked trails, the Upper Peninsula has long drawn admiration from avid snowmobilers. more

Michigan

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Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

On a lovely Sunday afternoon in August, we strolled along the wooded driving lanes and hiking trails within the Brickyard Creek Community between Red Cliff and Bayfield in Wisconsin, joined by a somewhat impromptu neighborhood gathering. more

Homes

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COURTESY COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA

With the start of the football and hockey seasons – pro and amateur – concussions are much on the minds of many doctors, coaches, athletic trainers, players, teachers and health professionals nationally and regionally. more

Health/Wellness

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City of Thunder Bay Tourism

When Thunder Bay locals want to impress visitors, they take them to Hillcrest Park in the center of the city to show off the stunning views of the harbor and distant Sleeping Giant. more

Ontario

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Mette Nielsen

Trail mixes date back to the pre-colonial era when indigenous people created portable, nutritious, lightweight foods that didn’t need to be cooked, could handle any weather and stored well for a long time. more

Food/Recipes

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Gary Cholwek / Gitchee Gumme Photography

It’s easy to imagine the late surfing pioneer Tom Blake hanging out on Chequamegon Bay to inspire and cheer for the paddleboarders racing their hearts out during Washburn Board Across the Bay in July. more

Wisconsin

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Bob Elliott / Lake Superior Provincial Park

Good salmon fishing revs up most years around the third week of September in rivers on the eastern shores of Lake Superior. more

Ontario

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Courtesy Bay Mills Resort & Casinos

Many gaming operations around the Big Lake neighborhood have grown into desirable destination points with broader opportunities for recreation and relaxation. more

Travel

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. more

Recreation

Don’t Blame Winter for Missing Outdoor Fun

Chris Gibbs

In winter, many Lake Superior outdoor enthusiasts live by the old adage: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” more

Health/Wellness

Snowshoeing

Minnesota DNR

Choose one of the state parks that offer snowshoe walks with instruction. They even supply snowshoes (in limited numbers) to borrow. more

Minnesota

Ice Climbing

Courtesy Michigan Ice Fest

The abundance of climbable ice by the Big Lake had been an accidental secret of climbers since the early 1980s. But that’s changing, thanks to increased interest in the sport and to the growth of events like Michigan Ice Fest and Nipigon Ice Fest. more

Recreation

An Outdoor Education: Local Universities Embrace Natural Assets

Courtesy Michigan Tech

One of the under-tapped resources around the Lake Superior region is the outdoor recreational programs, open to students, staff and the general public, at our public and private universities. more

Education

One River, Two Islands

Richard Hamilton Smith / Courtesy The Nature Conservancy

Two islands – one a sprawling half-mile square and the other barely covering a couple city blocks – reflect evolving attitudes about the St. Louis River and its value to the community. more

Recreation

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. more

Recreation

Barkie Birkie

James Netz / Courtesy American Birkebeiner

The American Birkebeiner team didn’t start out to organize skijoring races, but the popularity of a demonstration a few years ago spurred them to add the Barkie Birkie. more

Recreation

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. more

Oct 30, 2015 9:31 AM Superior Notes

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. more

Recreation

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    Great Lakes Surfing Association

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    Brian Stabinger

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    Photo from the book "Tom Blake Surfing: 1922-1930" by Gary Lynch.

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    Brian Stabinger

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    Bob Tema

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