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


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

Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery

Paul L. Hayden / Lake Superior Magazine

To stock Lake Superior, Les Voigt State Fish Hatchery outside Bayfield, Wisconsin, produces about 150,000 brown trout, 90,000 splake and 90,000 lake trout each year. It also attracts a lot of visitors – 5,000 to 7,000 annually. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Wisconsin

Dragon Boat Festival

Bob Berg / Lake Superior Magazine

For spectators, the dragon boat races next to Barker’s Island in Superior might look like a mass of arms and paddles, swirling and splashing. But it soon gets easier to tell the teams apart as some boats pull ahead. more

Aug 19, 2015 11:52 AM Wisconsin

Dawn of a New Superior

John Heino

“Welcome to Superior – Living up to our name.” This message, prominently displayed above Center City Park at Belknap Street and Tower Avenue, perfectly captures the energized local optimism of this Wisconsin city. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Wisconsin

Black River Bandits

Molly Silvernale

You place your thumb on the hammer of the .45-caliber single-action revolver in your holster, itching to touch the trigger, but you must keep your fingers off of it until you hear the command: “Shooters ready. Shooters on the line. Shooters set.” more

Apr 8, 2015 10:53 AM 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

Washburn Zombie Days

Jamey Penney-Ritter / Courtesy Washburn Chamber of Commerce

Zombies will be running amok through the streets of Washburn, but no need to run and hide. It should be a blast. more


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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

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



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

Courtesy Northland College / The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute

Sigurd Ferdinand Olson was born in the bustling city of Chicago, but became known as a defender of the wilderness after developed his lifelong love of the outdoors as a boy on the Wisconsin shores of Lake Superior. more

Jun 25, 2013 9:12 AM Wisconsin

Worthy Causes

Impressive archives relating to the maritime industry and activity is now housed at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.


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