Below are some of the most popular books and guides to hiking, camping, and campgrounds around Lake Superior. Many of the books we own ourselves or have reviewed them extensively in libraries or bookstores. They are offered through our association with Amazon.com as an Amazon Associate (our modest commission on sales is paid by Amazon, not you).
We offer our review of these books . . . plus you will find when you click through to Amazon, there are additional reviews and reader ratings on many of the books.
|Best Hiking Guides for Trails around Lake Superior
Author Eric Hansen is well known in upper Midwest hiking circles. His book on Wisconsin profiles 60 hiking and walking trails . . . complete with hike descriptions, difficulty ratings, and trail lengths. [More info]
Eric Hansen's guide to UP hiking is well respected in hiking circles. This guide includes profiles on some terrific off-the-beaten path hiking trails. [More info]
We've found the "Gentle Hikes" books worthwhile and well-documented guides to interesting hikes, walks, picnic areas and scenic attractions around Lake Superior. Versions exist for the Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Andrew Slade is a veteran outdoorsman who has extensively explored Minnesota's North Shore both camping and hiking. He also has trekked the entire Superior Hiking Trail. These are his favorite day hikes along the North Shore.
The premier guide to hiking and camping along one of the top ten hiking trails in the United States: The Superior Hiking Trail. Published by the Superior Hiking Trail Association. Stop in their store and office in Two Harbors, Minnesota for lots of detailed information on camping and hiking along the North Shore.
This is the third and updated edition of the most comprehensive guide to the hiking trails and backcountry camping of Porcupine Mountains State Park. Great for planning your trip or tuck the book in your backpack during your hike.
By Andrew Slade, a Duluth resident who has camped extensively along the Minnesota North Shore of Lake Superior. His guide book offers detailed profiles of 23 of his favorite campgrounds along or near the lake . . . plus information on 43 other campgrounds and camp sites.
A detailed guide to some of the best camping sites in Minnesota for campers who want more secluded and natural settings. Good descriptions of each camping area plus recommendations for nearby hiking, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking.
Second edition to Johnny Molloy's treasured guide to the best and most scenic spots in Wisconsin to camp without loud stereos, atvs, and noise. Includes details on each site, maps, and coordinates.
Getting away from it all in Michigan to scenic camping areas where you can escape the noise and density of more popular campgrounds. Good descriptions of each camping area plus recommendations for nearby hiking, canoeing, fishing, and mountain biking.
Sometimes to find that really special place you have to get "off-the-beaten path" which is where this very detailed map atlas comes in handy. Below are the Michigan and Minnesota versions of this extensive road guide.
Superior Trails Articles on Lake Superior Region
National Parks, State Parks, and Campgrounds
including those with outstanding hiking trails and scenic attractions
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2023
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory
Best Camping along Lake Superior.
See our Directory of our favorite Upper Peninsula Scenic and Recreation areas.
Don't miss experiencing Duluth's Canal Park, Shopping and Entertainment District.
Duluth's Enger Park Tower provides a panaramic view of the city of Duluth.
See our reviews on Best Hiking and Camping Guides around Lake Superior.
Includes nearly 12,000 campgrounds that include national parks, national forests, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Corps of Engineers, state parks and forests, wildlife areas, small mom-and-pop campgrounds, and thousands of city and county parks with camping.
Enjoying lake breezes and views at the Duluth Canal Park Brewery Beer Garden - Canal Park.
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.
Skiing the North Shore
By Andrew Slade, a Duluth resident who has hiked, skied and camped extensively along the Minnesota North Shore of Lake Superior. His guide book offers detailed profiles of 35 x-country ski trail systems along the North Shore.