Your Travel Guide to interesting places to see and things to do . . . including Scenic Drives, Hiking, Waterfalls, Camping, Campgrounds, State & National Parks, Wilderness Areas and other recreational attractions. And this time of the year, where to find the best fall color scenic drives around the lake.
Most areas around the Big Lake are past peak color. But there still remains some nice splashes of yellows and oranges.
- Fall Foliage Color Reports -
LATEST UPDATE: October 3rd
Recommended Fall Color Tours and information on Peak Fall color appearances around Lake Superior
On a Fall Color Excursion
Milwaukee Road Steam Locomotive #261 pulls into Duluth on a Fall Color Train Ride
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Lake Superior Travel Fall Events and Scenic Drives
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Hi . . . Ross and Jo Reinhold here.
We're glad you dropped in. SuperiorTrails is #1 website for scenic travel and outdoor recreation around Lake Superior. Our guide covers the travel regions (three states and one Canadian province) around Lake Superior encompassed by the Lake Superior Circle Tour.
Here we share with you our travel notes and pictures on exploring, hiking, canoe tripping, waterfall discovery, camping and winter recreation along Lake Superior's Scenic Roads & Byways. We cover cities, quaint seaside villages, and scenic and recreational attractions along the Minnesota North Shore, Ontario's North and East Shore, and the South Lake Superior Shore of the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and Wisconsin.
In these pages, we highlight a number of the interesting places we've found worthwhile to visit and explore. We also profile a number of the interesting events in each region and recommend some places to stay whether that be comfortable lodging, a full service campground, or roughing it.
Do you enjoy hiking? One favorite of those who drive the Circle Tour is Duluth, Minnesota and its Canal Park Lakefront. Duluth's Lakewalk trail is a favorite of hikers, walkers, and bikers. Traveling north of Duluth along the Minnesota North Shore offers one of the nations top hiking trails, the Superior Hiking Trail. Over in Michigan's Upper Peninsula is another top rated hiking trail system: Porcupine Mountains Park. Wisconsin's Bayfield Peninsula is home to the Apostle Islands National Park and Madeline Island, with its historic village of LaPointe, is another popular destination.
The Ontario portion of the Lake Superior travel route takes you through the remnants of a mountain range that once were higher than the Rockies, but still offer dramatic views of Lake Superior. Ontario Provincial Parks offer modern campgrounds with some great hiking trails, impressive waterfalls, and picturesque scenery.
Whether you take the whole route or just visit a particular region around Lake Superior, we think you'll enjoy the experience.
Planning Your Road Trip around the Lake Superior Circle Tour Scenic Drives
The regular pages of Superior Trails profile the regions around the lake in more depth, including lots of pictures to better appreciate what each area has to offer. Simply click on the Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan UP, or Ontario links in the left hand column for a detailed directory to that regions attractions.
A second part of web site is our Lake Superior Trip Planner. It is essentially a condensced version of the regular site that includes maps, mileage data, and some of our recommended stops and highlights around the lake.
Should rising gas prices $$ impact that Lake Superior Vacation? See some interesting facts on actual gas costs of a Lake Superior Vacation.
Directory to our pages on camping, hiking trails and public campgrounds found while touring around Lake Superior, organized by state and provence
Enjoy rock collecting or rock hunting? Lake Superior offers a number of agate beaches with both Lake Superior Agates and numerous other beach stones that can be polished into gemstones
Lake Superior Agate & Rock Hound Festival
Had a great time at this event - see our pictures, story, and a video.
Rock Tumbling & Polishing Agates
Special care is needed to ensure you don't fracture your prized Lake Superior Agate.
Learn some interesting Facts about Lake Superior
Maps, pictures, trip reports from our canoe excursions into Wabakimi Park, Ontario's largest and most remote wilderness canoeing and fly-in fishing park
Having trouble finding what you are seeking?
Got particular Lake Superior Circle Route Question?
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Tour Map - Scenic drives near Lake Superior in Wisconsin and the western Upper Peninsula
View from the top of Shovel Point - Lots of hiking trails and scenic vistas at Tettegouche State Park along the Minnesota North Shore leg of the Superior Circle Route.
Minnesota North Shore
Fall Color from Lutsen to Grand Portage
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise