Constance Meek knows what makes a good ski race. A competitive cross-country skier for 40 years, she’s tackled courses throughout the United States and Europe and even moved from Madison to Hayward to be where the American Birkebeiner is raced, “so I more

Jan 31, 2018 8:41 AM Wisconsin

The holidays wouldn’t be the same without favorite traditions for the little ones, and for the children of Bayfield, one date that can’t come soon enough is the arrival by ferry of Santa and Mrs. Claus. more

Dec 22, 2017 10:40 AM Wisconsin


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

Dec 22, 2017 10:34 AM Homes



The package arrives days before Christmas (or the start of Hanukkah, your birthday or wedding). It’s labeled perishable, so no use waiting … you open it right away. more

Dec 22, 2017 10:32 AM Food/Recipes



From his home near Hawk Ridge in Duluth, high above Lake Superior, David R. Wheat’s view is spectacular. But on a recent sunny fall day, the retired U.S. Navy commander was looking not into today’s brilliant blue waters but into a darker past, more

Dec 22, 2017 10:29 AM

It’s called “astrophotography,” the photographic capturing of the night sky, and the Lake Superior region often offers up the most rarified views imaginable. more

Dec 22, 2017 10:26 AM Art/Photography



Thanks to the internet, you can find recipes aplenty online, but I want to sing praises here to the joy of a good cookbook, one that offers much more than a sets of ingredients and the instructions for assembling a meal. more

Dec 14, 2017 10:07 AM Food/Recipes


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

Oct 18, 2017 10:20 AM Wisconsin


Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

There's so much to enjoy on Madeline Island. Here's a 3-day itinerary to get you started. more

Oct 17, 2017 9:17 AM Wisconsin


Jodi Roshon / Superior Business Improvement District

Come Halloween season on the Wisconsin shore, residents really know how to party. Join the crowds dressing up in weird and wonderful costumes to go out trick-or-treating. Or catch the Halloween parade full of ghosts, witches and zombies. more

Oct 11, 2017 1:03 PM Wisconsin

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

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