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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

town square - Madeline Island
Visiting Madeline Island
in Winter

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

high falls grand portage park
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

February 7, 2018. Weather Forecast. Very cold weather and likelihood of snow over next few days, but warmer temps forecast for the rest of February. For more forecast info see our Snow & Weather Report page for latest details.

arrow See our recent post on "When Will the Apostle Islands Ice Caves Open?"

arrow February 1, 2018. The ice on Lake Superior is thick enough for cars and light trucks to travel on the Madeline Island Ice road.

Some recent trips & new posts.

Last September we were in the UP at Pictured Rocks (see our photo blog article) and Tahquamenon Falls (see our new video here).

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 & Snow 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 2018 winter events in Lake Superior towns and villages you might enjoy.

Happy Trails,


Selected upcoming Winter Holiday

-- Winter Ice Festival & SOO 500 Snowbile Race, Sault Sainte Marie - Jan 26 - Feb 3rd

-- John Beargrease Sled Dog Race - January 28 - Feb 3rd

- - Lake Superior Ice Fest - Jan 26 - 28

-- Apostle Islands Sled Dog RacespacerFeb 3 - 4th

-- Duluth ColdFront Festival Feb 1 - 4th

-- Book Across the Bay Snowshoe & SkispacerRace - Feb 17th

-- UP 200 Dog Sled Race Festival Feb 16 - 18th

-- Trenary Outhouse Classic - Last Saturday in February

-- Bayfield Winter Festival -spacerMarch 2 - 4th

More Winter Event Calendars:
-- Minnesota North Shore Winter Events
-- Wisconsin South Shore Winter Events
-- Michigan Upper Peninsula Winter Events

What's new on

Grandmas Race Festival

Devil's Island Sea Caves, Apostle Islands

Lake Superior Agate

paradise beach

Town Park Picnic Pavilion

sand piont trail

keith ali

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

2017 Grandma's Marathon
- See our article and photos from the 2017 race.

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

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

Visiting the amazing Bayfield Ice Caves and
Lake Superior Ice CavesBayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves

gooseberry falls park Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin
Winter - Sault Ste Marie

Brockaway Mountain Fall Color By Ziming Zheng
Brockway Mountain
Fall Color, Copper Harbor

rainbow falls - color tour Black River Harbor Fall Color & Waterfalls

AppleFest Midway
Bayfield Apple Festival

October 6 - 8, 2017

Fall colors from the top of Moose Mountain
Minnesota North Shore Fall Colors from the top of Moose Mountain.

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.

porcupine mountains hiking trails
Hiking and Camping Guides & Books

Travel Information

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?

Snow &
Weather Reports

Regional Weather from the Weather Channel

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.

Duluth Fall Color Train
Fall Color Train Ride
Duluth to Two Harbors, Minnesota.

Amnicon Falls Upper Falls
Wisconsin Lake Superior Fall Color Drives

Visiting the amazing Bayfield Ice Caves and
Lake Superior Ice Caves.Bayfield Lake Superior Ice Caves

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

bay furnace campground upper peninsula
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Camping along the Lake Superior Circle Drive.