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December 14th, 2021

Porphyry Island Black Sand Beach

Located at the southwest end of the Black Bay Peninsula, on Lake Superior and just east of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is the Porphyry Island Black Sand Beach. Travel by kayak, canoe, or power boat to get to the island, you can even hire to travel by floatplane or helicopter as there is a heliport […]

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December 17th, 2020

Amethyst Mine Panorama

Amethyst Mine Panorama is located in Shuniah, 37 miles (60 km) east of Thunder Bay, in Ontario’s Superior Country. Enjoy guided or self guided tours collecting your own Amethyst – Ontario’s official gemstone. There is a series of interpretive panels that highlight the history, geology and minerology of the mine. There is a 5 acre […]

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December 17th, 2020

Miners Castle

Miners Castle is located about 5 miles (8 km) from Munising Michigan on Alger County H-58 and then 6 miles (9.6 km) north on Miners Castle Road in Alger County overlooking the beautiful Pictured Rocks shoreline. From the parking lot there is a short paved pathway that leads past exhibits to overlooks of Lake Superior […]

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December 17th, 2020

Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park

Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park located in Dorion in Ontario’s Superior Country region was originated as of 1972 and is known for it’s 150-metre wide gorge. Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park is on the northern shores of Lake Superior along highway 17. Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park features a trail and boardwalk that connects two lookout platforms to […]

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December 17th, 2020

Kakabeka Falls

Kakabeka Falls is located in Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park 18.6 miles (30 km) west of Thunder Bay in Ontario’s Superior Country. This waterfall is often referred to as the “Niagara of the North” as it is the second largest waterfall in Ontario to Niagara Falls. With an astonishing 130 foot (39.6 m) drop in the […]

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December 17th, 2020

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is in Wisconsin’s Bayfield county was originally established as of 1970 and is known for their beautiful sea caves and historic islands. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore National Park is on the Southwest shores of Lake Superior along State highway 13-N. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore features 21 unique and historic Apostle Islands. […]

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December 17th, 2020

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is located in Michigan’s Alger County. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was originally established as of 1965 and is known for its unique rock formations such as Miners Castle. Hugging the shoreline of Lake Superior, between Munising and Grand Marais, the National Lakeshore includes the famous Pictured Rocks with its sandstone cliffs. […]

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December 17th, 2020

Iona's Beach

Iona’s Beach is located 16 miles (25.7 kms) north of Two Harbors in Minnesota’s Lake County. This is a rocky beach on the shore of Lake Superior. At Iona’s Beach Scientific and Natural Area (SNA) there is a paved parking lot and boat launch. A path approximately 200 feet (61 m) from the parking lot […]

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December 17th, 2020

Black Beach

Black Beach is located within a mile (1.6 kms) of Silver Bay city limits in Minnesota’s Cook County. This is a sandy beach on the shore of Lake Superior. As the name suggests this beach is blanketed with soft black sand. There is a small gravel parking area with footpaths that lead you to the […]

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December 17th, 2020

Bete Grise Beach

Bete Grise Beach is located in Bete Grise on the south side of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s Keweenaw County. This is a mile long white sand beach on the shore of Lake Superior. This beach is said to have “singing sands” where if you place your palm on the surface and swirl it around […]

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December 17th, 2020

The Spirit Tree

The Spirit Tree is located in Grand Portage, 35 miles (56.3km) northeast of Grand Marais in Minnesota’s Cook County. Also known as Little Cedar Spirit Tree or Manidoo-giizhikens, this tree grows twisted and gnarled from bare rock on the shore of Lake Superior. There are records of this tree presence dating back over 300 years. […]

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December 17th, 2020

Agate Island

Agate Island is an island amongst the Lake Superior Archipelago near Nipigon Bay in Ontario’s Superior Country. The agate laden shoreline of this island has been named one of the seven natural wonder beaches to see in the world. The beach is fairly steep with natural terrace layering along it. The island is also unique […]

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