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.
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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.
Time to start planning your fall color trip to and around Lake Superior. Weather for next 10 days is mid-60s to mid-70s.
Enjoying Island-life: having a cool brew and listening to music at
Tom's Burned Down Cafe on Madeline Island.
Upcoming Events: The Lake Superior Agate & Rock Hound Festival will be held September 8 - 9th
See our blog post on Fall Color Drives around Lake Superior
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.
More Things to Do and See around Lake Superior (continue reading below)
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 Lakeshore Park and Madeline Island, with its historic village of LaPointe, is another popular destination. Get some healthful exercise walking around this historic town or drive out to Big Bay State Park for their network of hiking trails.
Travel in Canada. 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 Circle Tour route or just visit a particular region around Lake Superior, we think you'll enjoy the experience.
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 Travel & 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 province.
- - - Is this a Lake Superior Agate?
Learn how to tell the difference between agates and other attractive beach stones, including identifying agate-wanna bees . . . beach rocks that look like agates.
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.
Best Agate Hunting & Rock Picking Beaches
A new series with pictures and maps to our favorite agate hunting and rock hound beaches around Lake Superior.
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.
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See the Best Scenic Fall Color Drives Around Lake Superior & when Peak Fall Color is expected to arrive.
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory
Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.
Recommendations on What to see and do in Duluth, Minnesota.
Enjoying lake breezes and views at the Duluth Canal Park Brewery Beer Garden - Canal Park.
See photos from our recent Apostle Islands
Sea Caves cruise.
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.
See our recommendations on Best Hiking and Camping Guides around Lake Superior.