Steve Isola




Lake Superior Magazine

In 1987 when Duluthian and dive-shop owner Elmer Engman called up a few diving friends, sent around a few announcements and gathered up a crew to hear speakers at Barker’s Island in Superior, he didn’t know he was launching an annual program. more

Nov 1, 2017 9:44 AM Minnesota

Sammi Manning and her co-driver Haley Rohe pulled into Duluth with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile for five days of activities. She took the time to answer a few questions about a most unusual job. more

Oct 27, 2017 11:25 AM Minnesota


Erik Frosh

Looking across from Munising to Grand Island or even passing in a guided Pictured Rocks cruise by its iconic East Channel Lighthouse, you’d probably never guess that a good way to get to know this remote, intriguing spot is by bus. more

Oct 20, 2017 4:55 PM Michigan


Fresh Coast Film Festival

If you’re thinking of heading to the Fresh Coast Film Festival in Marquette this fall, here are three things you should know. more

Oct 18, 2017 10:30 AM Michigan


Courtesy Duluth Airshow

In early June , tens of thousands came to don sunglasses and earplugs at Duluth International Airport to marvel at the aerial maneuvers of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. more

Oct 18, 2017 10:29 AM Minnesota


Louis Nuttall

Before you reach the lighthouse you have to cross the Lake, and before you reach the Lake you have to drive the road – a long road to be sure, from Toronto to Lake Superior. more

Oct 18, 2017 10:25 AM Ontario


North House Folk School

One of the best ways to enjoy Lake Superior is to get out on Lake Superior. Visitors to Minnesota’s North Shore in summer can choose sightseeing tours, dinner cruises or even a sailing adventure. more

Oct 18, 2017 10:22 AM Minnesota


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 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

Oct 18, 2017 10:18 AM Ontario


Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

On Highway 61, Tom’s Logging Camp is a throwback roadside attraction with some modern twists. more

Oct 18, 2017 10:17 AM Minnesota


Parks Canada

Ontario's largest wilderness park is right in our Big Lake back yard. more

Oct 17, 2017 9:23 AM Ontario


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


Konnie LeMay / Lake Superior Magazine

Marquette is joining Duluth and Thunder Bay in becoming an impressive “foodie” town. Especially downtown, it seems almost every block has two or more tasty options. Just to pique your appetite, we are offering three suggestions: more

Oct 17, 2017 9:13 AM Michigan


Courtesy DSACF

Bringing a community of givers together is what the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation does best. We honor their work with our 2017 Lake Superior Magazine Achievement Award. more

Oct 17, 2017 9:07 AM Minnesota


Courtesy Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra

From Shostakovich and Bernstein to Prince and Celtic tunes, the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s new season has something for everyone. Lake Superior Magazine’s managing editor, Bob Berg, had a chance to chat with DSSO Music Director Dirk Meyer. more

Oct 11, 2017 1:04 PM Minnesota


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


Daniel Bennett

From the ashes of the past, Michigan's Upper Peninsula raised Its brownstone monuments that still stand as tributes to its quarried history. more

Oct 11, 2017 1:03 PM Michigan


Bob Jauch

The annual Apostle Islands Lighthouse Celebration cruises float by history with rare stops as some of the Apostles most remote lights. Put it on the Bucket List. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:59 PM Wisconsin


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

Oct 5, 2017 2:41 PM Travel

Here are a few of the area towns with local airports, seaplane, heliports or aerodromes. Not all services are listed. more


The Travel Guide

2017 Lake Superior Travel Guide

Planning a Big Lake trip? Updated annually by our editors, this mile-by-mile guide covers the entire Lake Superior Circle Tour, including side trips, and comes with a handy tear-out map. 160 pages, magazine format. $9.95.

The Ultimate Guide


The Ultimate Guide to the Region is filled with even more information, insider tips and photos. 294 pages, 5 ½" x 8 ½", softcover book. $19.95.

Best of the Lake 2016

Best of the Lake 2016

The votes are tallied and the results are in. See what readers chose as their favorites in this year’s 12 categories.


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