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Scenic Attractions & Events - Things to See and Do while traveling around Lake Superior

Bayfield Sea Caves
Bayfield Apostle Islands
Sea Caves

Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls around Lake Superior. Tahquamenon Falls State Park

miners castle on the pictured rocks cruise
Pictured Rocks National Park

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Waterfalls around Lake Superior

Canal Park Shopping & Entertainment
Canal Park Shopping, Restaurants, Entertainment, and watching the big ships come in are a few of the many attractions of
Duluth's Canal Park.

Grand Marias Harbor and Trading Post
Grand Marais Minnesota and its beautiful harbor are often voted as the favorite village around Lake Superior by circle tour travelers.

Beach at Madeline Island Town Park

Sun bathing, swimming, and rock picking on Madeline Island's Town Park Beach

rainbow falls
See our Video of Rainbow Falls

June 6, 2017

The forecast for June around Lake Superior is for temps to be near normal, highs in the mid 60s to low 70s. Pleasant weather for a hike and all outdoor activities. Should be a great weekend for Grandma's Marathon Race & Festival on Father's Day weekend.

Bad weather and black flys caused us to miss getting out early in May to agate hunt and rock pick, hoping to be among the first ones to look over what new gems the winter ice has brought ashore. But weather in June should be ideal for walking the beaches. If you like to rock pick and look for agates, see our guides to Best Agate & Rock Picking Beaches.

Some recent trips & new posts.

Last September we were in the UP at Pictured Rocks (see our photo blog article) and Tahquamenon Falls and will post some new pictures and information soon.

In late August, we took a trip to Cornucopia where we took a terrific boat cruise of the Apostle Island Sea Caves. We've visited them in the winter when you can hike across the ice, but seeing them in the summer gives you a whole new canvas of Mother Nature's work.

In early July we spent time along the Minnesota North Shore. One benefit of all the recent rainfall is that the North Shore waterfalls are looking great - a rare summertime bonus to the always scenic hikes along the many rivers along the North Shore.

In May we had some good luck Agate Hunting at Black River Harbor plus did a video of the roaring Rainbow Falls..

To help you plan your upcoming visit to Lake Superior communities, check out our links for weather forecasts at selected points around Lake Superior on our Weather Reports page. If you select the monthly view you can see the historical average highs and lows for the current and subsequent months.

To follow are some of the spring 2017 events in Lake Superior towns and villages you might enjoy.

Happy Trails,


Selected upcoming Spring

-- Gitchee Gumee Beer Fest - Superior
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-- Bayfield Garden Expo - Bayfield, WI
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-- Chequamegon Bay Birding & Nature Festival - May 18 - 20th

-- North Country Bob Dylan Fest - May 20 - 28th, 2017

-- Northern Landscapes Festival - May 31 - June 4, 2017

-- Bayfield Garden Tour - Bayfield, WI spacer June 3rd

-- Keewenaw Migratory Bird Festival - May 20 - June 11, 2017

-- Grandma's Marathon Race Festival - June 15 - 17, 2017

-- Big Top Chautauqua Opening Night - June 16, 2017

-- Grand Marais Wooden Boat Show - June 16 -18, 2017

-- Park Point Art Fair - June 24 - 25th, 2017

Check our pages of individual villages and communities for other events and back here later for updates on upcoming events.

What's new on

Devil's Island Sea Caves, Apostle Islands

Lake Superior Agate

paradise beach

Town Park Picnic Pavilion

sand piont trail

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Piorcupine Mountains Lake of the Clouds

Agate collections on sale

US Brig Niagara at the Tall Ships Festival

Here's a few recently added or updated articles and features that might interest you: invisible image

Devil's Island Sea Caves
- We've posted a new video of the Sea Caves from our latest Apostle Islands Boat Cruise.

Agate Success at Little Girls Point
- pictures from our rock picking and beach agate hunting trip in May of 2016. Also cool video of Rainbow Falls.

Best Lake Superior Agate Beaches
spacer - pictures and maps with guides to the top agate hunting and rock picking beaches around the lake.

Madeline Island Town Campground
spacer - pictures and information on the newly remodeled Madeline Island Township Park and Campground, adjacent to Big Bay State Park.

- UP 200 Dog Sled Race
spacer spacer - pictures and article on the 24th running of this 240 mile Iditarod qualifying race

- Munising Snowshoe and Cross-Country Ski Trails
spacer spacer - pictures, links to trail maps, and article on XC ski and snowshoe trails in Pictured Rocks National Park and the Munising area of the Upper Peninsula.

- Lake of the Clouds Scenic Overlook, Porcupine Mountains State Park
spacer - We did our a recent all color trip to the Porcupine Mountains and the Black River Harbor Scenic Byway. Close to Peak Color in the Porkies but a little ahead of peak color at Black River Harbor. Also see our new Hiking & Back-Packing Guide to the Porcupine Mountains.

- Rock On with Lake Superior Agates
spacer - A fun festival and convention of Lake Superior beach rock picking and agate hunting enthusiasts. A fun time and we learned quite abit about collectiing and identifying Lake Superior Agates

- The Duluth Tall Ships Festival
spacer spacer - We had a great time seeing all the classic tall ships in Duluth. They came again in 2016.

- Copper Harbor, Michigan
spacer spacer - some new pictures from the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula

- Keweenaw Scenic Drive
spacer spacer - article and pictures from on our one day scenic drive around the entire Keweenaw peninsula

- Raspberry Island Lighthouse
spacer spacer - We took the Apostle Islands cruise and guided tour of the Lighthouse

- Best Bars & Burgers in Superior, WI
spacer spacer - we added a review of the Shack Smokehouse & Grille in north Superior - Reinhold Development - 2017

lake superior road map of the circle tour
Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior.

How to recognize Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.Lake Superior Agate?

See our Directory of our favorite Upper Peninsula Scenic and Recreation areas.Upper Peninsula Porcupine Mountains

Walking along Canal Park Drive Duluth's Canal Park, Shopping and Entertainment District

Understanding and Finding Agates
Our Reviews of the best guides to Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks

summit peak porcupine mountains state park
Terrific Fall Scenery in Porcupine Mountains
State Park

Enger Park Tower
Duluth's Enger Park Tower provides a panaramic view of the city of Duluth.

Weather Reports
Regional Weather from the Weather Channel

Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews of golf courses around Lake Superior

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

bay furnace campground upper peninsula
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.

duluth harbor and lift bridge
Things to Do and See in Duluth, Minnesota

porcupine mountains backpacking
Best Hiking and Camping Guides for travel around Lake Superior

A local spring garden
Bayfield In Bloom Garden Expo

Madeline Island Big  Bay Park
Enjoying the great swimming Beach Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island

Devils Island Lighthouse Apostle Islands
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.

books and guides on hiking and camping
Hiking and Camping Guides & Books

Travel Information