Traveling Around Lake Superior

Jo and I began our exploration of scenic drives in America and Canada with our first trip around Lake Superior in 1996. Since then we’ve repeated that circle tour a few more times as well as making journeys to individual regions around the lake to spend several days getting better acquainted with interesting things to see and do.

Amnicon Falls near Superior, Wisconsin Amnicon Falls near Superior, Wisconsin

Oberg Mountain Fall Color along Minnesota's North Shore
One of the outstanding scenic views from the top of Oberg Mountain. Oberg Lake in the background.

Lake Superior is the US and Canada’s inland fresh water sea. It is the largest fresh water lake (by surface area) in the world – yes, that is “in the world.” It is clean and clear and its 2700 miles of shoreline is largely un-populated. . . . the total population of all the cities, towns, and villages around Lake Superior is less than 800,000. A number of harbor towns and fishing villages have retained their links to the past and their unspoiled charm. There are huge tracks of forest, among the highest mountains you’d find in the mid-west, huge granite, limestone and basalt rock outcroppings, beaches that you can walk for miles, hundreds of waterfalls, lighthouses, national history parks, and top notch scenic and recreational state and national parks sprinkled all around the lake. We’ve profiled many of these interesting places, scenic drives, and things to do in our website. In these pages we’ll profile some of our more recent trips to Lake Superior regions.

Some Recent Posts
Miinnesota-Ontario North Shore WaterfallsWe traveled from Duluth, Minnesota to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario along the the Lake Superior Circle Route to capture scenes of the most impressive waterfalls in the Lake Superior basinRaspberry Island Lighthouse – Apostle Islands

Report on our Apostle Islands cruise to visit the newly restored Raspberry Island Lighthouse in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Park.

Fall Events & Festivals Duluth, MN

See our calendar of interesting events and festivals scheduled for this fall in the Duluth-Superior twin ports community. Catch one as part of your scenic drive around Lake Superior to target an event as a destination. Later in the fall look for fall colors along Scenic Highway 61.

Bayfield-Ashland, WI fall festivals and events

Several fun events in the community this fall, topped off by the annual Bayfield Apple Festivals, one of the biggest fall festivals in Wisconsin that has been running for over 50 years.

Fall Color Around Lake Superior

Interested in a Fall Color Tour of the Upper Peninsula? Check out our blog entries from our 2010 Fall Color Tour of Central and Eastern Upper Peninsula. See the start of our upper peninsula fall color blog entries here.  In 2011 we sampled the fall color along Minnesota’s Scenic Highway 61. See our 2011 Minnesota North Shore Fall Color Tour.

Most recent posts highlights some fall events and festivals going on in Duluth-Superior and in the Ashland-Bayfield areas.

The most popular winter event around Lake Superior is hiking across the ice to visit the unique Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves. Another popular winter event is the UP200 Sled Dog Race Marathon in mid-February.

Recent Postings of interest might be our  Summer Events calendars for Duluth-Superior and Ashland-Bayfield areas. Put “Bayfield” or “Duluth” or other keywords in our Search Box and you’ll find these posts.