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.” Read more


Take a Sleigh Ride at Gammondale Farm

Courtesy Gammondale Farm

Picture yourself in a Currier & Ives postcard scene, big snowflakes gently dropping. With red cheeks in the brisk December air, you’re bundled up and bunched together on a sleigh ride in pastoral Slate River Valley near Thunder Bay. Read more



Minnesota DNR

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


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. Read more


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. Read more


Finding the Perfect Romantic Winter Getaway

Courtesy Grand Superior Lodge

What do you call “romantic”? A cozy snowed-in cabin with a cheery fire in the stone fireplace? A stylish room in a high-class hotel or an elegant stay in an historic bed-and-breakfast inn? Read more


No Hibernating in Thunder Bay

Goh Iromoto / Courtesy Tourism Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay loves winter. Far from hibernating, residents embrace this season of theatre and arts, of evenings out to sample tasty locavore fare and of days indulging in boutique shopping or outdoor recreation. Read more


Snowsporting Mom & Son Go Global

Tom Buchkoe

The Waara-Thorley family of Marquette is something of a Lake Superior snow dynasty. Frida Waara and her husband, Ron Thorley, raised their two children surrounded by plenty of Upper Peninsula snow. Read more

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Bayfield Winter Festival

Don Albrecht

Bayfield Winter Festival celebrates snow, ice and cabin fever over the first weekend of March. Read more


Clicking on the Lynx

Mike Mikulich

You might say I’m a wildlife paparazzo. I spend many happy hours lurking along northwoods trails or shoreside beaches, trying to spot and shoot – with a camera only – the rock stars of our region. On this day, I sought the elusive Canada lynx. Read more

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Get the Skinny on Winter Skin Care

Courtesy Jennifer Baldwin

Living near Lake Superior, we naturally know how to handle winter. But even the hardiest winter warriors sometimes disregard the special care needed for our body’s first line of defense – our skin. Read more


Mount Bohemia

Courtesy Mount Bohemia

Near the Keweenaw Peninsula's tip, Mount Bohemia offers skiers and snowboarders ungroomed pitches, cliffs and frozen waterfalls, heaps of dry powder and uncompromising difficulty without the crowds or glitz of big resorts. Read more


Topping the CopperDog

Adam Johnson / Brockit Inc.

Meet the winning couple who captured a Michigan sled dog title. Bruce and Monica Magnusson own a sled dog kennel that’s home to 59 dogs. Read more


Lake Superior Ice: March 31, 2014


Video: 2013-14's Lake Superior Ice in 60 Seconds

This week the U.S. Coast Guard concluded five months of ice-breaking operations on the Great Lakes. In this time-lapse video, watch the Lake Superior ice develop and, ever so slowly, break up in the spring. Read more

May 16, 2014 3:41 PM Superior Notes

Wawa Ice Fishing Derby

Troy Dereski

At the Wawa Ice Fishing Derby, anglers can turn big catches into big prizes. Better yet, derby organizers can turn derby entries into funding for local groups. Read more


Snowfall totals through Friday morning. Winter storm warnings remain in effect for parts of the region. Read more

Weather News

Lake Superior Ice Cover: Feb. 19, 2014


Lake Superior Ice, at More Than 90 Percent, Moves with the Wind

A shift in the winds this week pushed the ice on Lake Superior to the northeast, opening up the south shore. Over the weekend, the ice was holding fast to all but the northeastern shore. The concentration of ice remains at more than 90 percent. Read more

Feb 19, 2014 5:08 PM Superior Notes

Lake Superior Ice Cover: Feb. 11, 2014


Ice Cover Hits 95 Percent

After weeks of subzero lows by the Lake, ice cover on Lake Superior reached 95.28 percent yesterday. This MODIS image, from NASA's Aqua satellite, shows the few areas of open water, off Isle Royale and along Minnesota's North Shore. Read more

Feb 12, 2014 8:42 AM Superior Notes

Duluth Waterfront

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Duluth Breaks Record Streak of Subzero Days

If it’s going to be this cold for this long, we might as well break a record. On Tuesday, Duluth set a new one with its 23rd consecutive day with a subzero low. The good news? The streak may end Wednesday. Read more

Feb 10, 2014 10:54 AM Superior Notes

Ice Cover: Feb. 7, 2014


Lake Superior Ice Cover Tops 90 Percent

Ice cover on Lake Superior reached 92.4 percent this morning, a visual reminder of what we can all feel: It's been a brutal winter, at least compared to recent years. Read more

Feb 7, 2014 10:56 AM Superior Notes 1 Comments

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