Bayfield Winter Festival

Don Albrecht

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

Mar 4, 2015 9:54 AM Wisconsin

Hermit Island Mansion

Joy Morgan Dey / Haunted Lake Superior

Whether the ghost of a man named William Wilson treads Hermit Island in Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands is unclear, but the history of the place certainly has enough bizarre twists to make it possible that his ghostly presence may still be lurking there. more

Oct 13, 2014 2:59 PM The Lake

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Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

Photographer Paul Hayden takes you on a tour of the Bayfield Peninsula in early June, among the blooming daffodils and budding apple trees. more

Jun 9, 2014 9:14 AM Wisconsin

Building a Tent

Courtesy Big Top Chautauqua

For the sixth time since the Big Top started in 1986, a new canvas will be raised this year, replacing a wind-battered seven-year-old tent. Besides being the iconic symbol of Big Top, this new tent represents a dying art in the realm of tent-making. more

Mar 17, 2014 9:08 AM Wisconsin

The Cookery Maven: Water, Interrupted

Mary Carlin Dougherty / The Cookery Maven

The Cookery Maven: Water, Interrupted

At The Cookery Maven, Mary Carlin Dougherty writes of a Madeline Island adventure and the winter wonder of Lake Superior. more

Feb 12, 2014 4:52 PM Superior Notes

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore: Mainland Sea Caves

Phil Bencomo / Lake Superior Magazine

Only in cold winters, when conditions are just right, can visitors tread across frozen Lake Superior to explore the caves and the dazzling ice formations that adorn the sandstone cliffs near Cornucopia, Wisconsin. more


The Cookery Maven: Our Morning at the Sea Caves

Mary Carlin Dougherty / The Cookery Maven

The Cookery Maven: At the Sea Caves

Last week, Mary Dougherty visited the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore sea caves – accessible by foot this winter for the first time since 2009 – and posted a beautiful photo essay about the trip on her website, The Cookery Maven. more

Jan 20, 2014 9:58 AM Superior Notes

Point to La Pointe

Don Albrecht, Bayfield

"Move! You're off course!" The voice came loud and serious. I was about a mile into the 2.1-mile Point to La Pointe Swim, from Bayfield to Madeline Island, swimming at a 90-degree angle directly into the North Channel, veering into Lake Superior. more

Nov 5, 2013 4:29 PM Recreation

Fifty years ago, in September 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Ashland, Wisconsin, and Duluth, Minnesota, during a national tour, visits that would leave lasting impressions on locals and the region. more

Sep 18, 2013 10:55 AM The Lake


Courtesy Iron River Lions Club

Common sights at Iron River's Blueberry Festival (July 27-28) are faces dripping with chunks of pie crust and blue goo in the popular pie-eating contest, and the earnest expressions of youngsters doing their best to keep their cardboard boat afloat. more

Jul 16, 2013 1:43 PM Wisconsin

Sigurd Olson Institute

Northland College / The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

An institute named for famed naturalist Sigurd Olson keeps the legacy of his environmental vision alive and thriving among young people. more

Jun 25, 2013 8:51 AM Wisconsin

Around the Circle This Week: Hot Start

A wildfire scorches 9,000 acres in northwestern Wisconsin; Duluth's newest brewery opens its doors; the Isle Royale Queen III has a new port of call; and a look at upcoming events. more

May 17, 2013 5:42 PM Superior Notes

The One That Got Away

Wisconsin’s annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will go on without the governor. The snowstorm that pummeled northern Wisconsin this week – and the forecasts calling for more snow and freezing rain – forced Gov. Scott Walker to postpone his trip. more

May 3, 2013 12:19 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Mining in the Penokees

A controversial mining bill passes the Wisconsin Assembly; the University of Wisconsin-Superior library works to rebuild its collection; the Red Cliff Band reveals another twist in the Lake Superior barrel saga; and a look at upcoming events. more

Mar 8, 2013 4:29 PM Superior Notes

Around the Circle This Week: Hope for Isle Royale's Wolves

New genetic testing reveals more female wolves on Isle Royale than previously thought; a jury sides with American Steamship Company in the Walter J. McCarthy Jr. case; Shawn Malone opens a gallery in Marquette; and a look at upcoming events. more

Feb 22, 2013 5:22 PM Superior Notes


Mary Carlin Dougherty

The Cookery Maven: Booking It Across the Bay

In Mary Carlin Dougherty's latest dispatch from Wisconsin, she writes about the annual Book Across the Bay race, on frozen Chequamegon Bay. more

Feb 21, 2013 11:25 AM Superior Notes


Troy Thies

When Tom and Nicole Wolfe decided to build their dream getaway lodge on the south shore of Lake Superior, they knew they had to think big. They figured they’d need a place the size of a barn to fit the extended family. So that’s what they built. more

Feb 13, 2013 9:42 AM Homes


Adrian Wydeven

Featured Photo, 1/22/13 – A Winter View

A photo of the ice- and snow-covered Lake Superior shore near the Apostle Islands last week, by Adrian Wydeven. more

Jan 22, 2013 9:34 AM My Lake Superior

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Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

Around the Circle This Week: That's a Wrap

The shipping season comes to a close; poor trail conditions force the postponement of the Beargrease; a new climate report predicts major changes in the Midwest; a divisively titled movie prepares to film in Duluth in Feb.; and a peek at next week. more

Jan 18, 2013 4:32 PM Superior Notes


Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

At DaLou’s Bistro in Washburn, virtually everything is handcrafted by Dale and Louie Hanson using fresh ingredients, often from local farms and businesses. The wood-fired oven, imported from Italy, instills the pizza with a distinctive smoky flavor. more

Jan 3, 2013 12:15 PM Wisconsin

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