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June 29th, 2023

Smoke Weather, Forest Fires, and Fire Bans Around Lake Superior

The allure of Lake Superior’s attractions is undeniably captivating, but it’s essential to consider the impact of smoke on visibility, personal health, and even fire safety. During periods of smoke from wildfires or other sources, the scenic wonders of Lake Superior may be obscured by a hazy atmosphere, diminishing the vibrant colors and obstructing iconic […]

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June 16th, 2023

Lingo by the Lake: Exploring Lake Superior's Local Slang

The Lake Superior Circle Tour is like entering a linguistic amusement park. Along the way, you’ll encounter a delightful blend of local slang that will leave you giggling and scratching your head. From “Uffda” to “hot dish,” these quirky expressions will have you feeling like a true Lake Superior local (or at least a well-informed […]

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June 16th, 2023

Lake Superior Train Rides

Embarking on the Lake Superior Circle Tour is a breathtaking journey that offers multiple awe-inspiring experiences. As part of this adventure, train enthusiasts have the opportunity to indulge in two captivating rail journeys: the North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth, Minnesota, and the Agawa Canyon Tour Train departing from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Each train […]

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June 16th, 2023

Best of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a captivating destination that shouldn’t be missed during the Lake Superior Circle Tour. With its stunning multicolored sandstone cliffs, pristine lakes, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests, Pictured Rocks emerges as a true highlight along this scenic route. Whether you choose to hike the breathtaking trails or embark on an exhilarating […]

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June 16th, 2023

Old Woman Bay: A Gem on the Lake Superior Circle Tour

Nestled along the rugged shores of Lake Superior, Old Woman Bay has emerged as one of the most sought-after destinations on the Lake Superior Circle Tour. Located within the breathtaking Lake Superior Provincial Park, this picturesque bay offers travelers a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and serene tranquility. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, […]

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June 15th, 2023

10 Fun Facts about the Apostle Islands

Welcome to the fascinating world of the Apostle Islands, a stunning archipelago nestled in Lake Superior. These enchanting islands hold a treasure trove of natural wonders, rich history, and captivating stories. From breathtaking landscapes to fascinating wildlife, the Apostle Islands offer a unique blend of beauty and intrigue. Join us as we embark on a […]

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June 14th, 2023

Ten Facts about Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse stands as an enduring testament to maritime history and the indomitable spirit of the North Shore. Perched atop a dramatic cliff above Lake Superior, this iconic landmark has captivated visitors for generations with its majestic beauty and rich heritage. From its towering heights to its picturesque surroundings, Split Rock Lighthouse offers a […]

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April 27th, 2023

Some of the Best Lake Superior Photos

The Lake Superior Circle Tour is a breathtaking adventure that takes you around the entire shoreline of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. With stunning scenery at every turn, it’s no surprise that many travelers choose to capture their experience through photography. Whether you’re a professional photographer or just […]

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March 22nd, 2023

Top of Superior Lighthouse Trail

As people travel the Trans Canada Highway along the top of Lake Superior they may not realize just how much history and development the region has seen in the last 150 years; not to mention the beautiful landscapes and ocean side setting. Today the road and rail smoothly etches its path through the Canadian Shield […]

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March 20th, 2023

Superior Stays on the Way

Lake Superior is a breathtaking destination that draws visitors from around the world to its shores. Whether you’re looking for adventure or simply want to escape to a peaceful haven, the hotels around this iconic lake offer the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and natural beauty. As one of the world’s leading hotel brands, Best […]

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March 2nd, 2023

The Township of Red Rock - A Winter Wonderland

Red Rock Ontario is a charmingly beautiful community in Northern Ontario that sits near the top of the largest and most enchanting great lake, Lake Superior. Red Rock is located along Highway 11/17 and is absolutely worth pausing your travels along the Trans-Canada Highway to journey down the Red Rock Road and enter the scenic […]

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January 17th, 2023

Exploring Lake Superior Ice Caves

Lake Superior ice caves form as a result of the unique conditions that exist on the lake during the winter months. Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes by surface area, and it is known for its cold, harsh winters. When the lake is frozen over, the ice that forms on its surface […]

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