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Monday, September 23, 2019

Visitors to the Keweenaw, whether by air, car, bike, foot, or boat, don’t come by accident. Located hundreds of miles from the nearest interstate, the region is known for its abundant natural beauty, copper mining legacy, spectacular waterways, and vibrant fall colors. For those who make the trek, their journey is rewarded with

by: Brad Barnett, Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Monday, July 29, 2019

Ashland, Washburn, Bayfield, and the Town of LaPointe on Madeline Island are all located on the Chequamegon (She-WAH’-Me-Gon) Bay, an inlet of Lake Superior located in the most northern part of Wisconsin. These beautiful, small communities all have access to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. Each community has a vibrant

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Monday, July 29, 2019

What happens when you mix your sailing hobby with your occupation? Then, throw in working with your spouse, and you have created a reason for many hours of therapy! It has been 15 years since we took those first steps and began what we like to call our ‘journey of the heart.’ Back then, my husband and I were looking for

by: Cindy Kalow

tags: Charters, Lake Superior

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Buffalo Reef Task Force has scheduled a meeting in Lake Linden later this month to discuss with the public three alternatives tentatively selected for further analysis in the fight to save this important natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. EDT July 31 at the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School,

tags: Environmental Impact, Lake Superior, Law & Politics

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Minneapolis has several nicknames and taglines that have stuck over the years, but the one the city hangs its hat on is the “City of Lakes.” With 22 lakes within the city limits, this moniker fits. The water does not stop at lakes, however. The Mississippi River, which begins in north central Minnesota at Lake Itasca on

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Monday, April 22, 2019

Even though Wawa, Ontario, is famous for its goose at the Hwy 17 and Hwy 101 junction, it is the water that is the most remarkable attraction. Not only does Wawa boast a freshwater lake in town, they enjoy the most Superior Lake. With a number of freshwater rivers that flow into Lake Superior around the Wawa area, those who love to

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Michigan Department of Natural Resources The multi-agency Buffalo Reef Task Force is moving forward on several fronts in its efforts to protect the underwater natural reef off the Keweenaw Peninsula from being smothered by migrating copper mine tailings. The problem was created roughly a century ago, when dark-colored mine tailings,


tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Superior, Law & Politics

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Nestled at the top of Lake Superior, a group of islands are waiting to be discovered. But first, how do you promote an activity on Superior waters when the biggest story in the last half-century was the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald? Where do you begin when a lake like Superior has many moods? How do you navigate planning in

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Monday, December 17, 2018

Greetings! The Office of Great Waters is inviting entries for its 11th annual photo contest and writing project. Send us your best photos, poetry or prose showcasing Lake Michigan, Lake Superior or the Mississippi River. The photo contest and writing project is a fun way to share the many ways we interact with and value the Great

tags: Education, Lake Superior, Lifestyle, Promotions & Giveaways

Monday, September 3, 2018

There’s nowhere in the world quite like “Gitchi Gami.” The beautiful north shore of the great Lake Superior has a unique quality that’s hard to describe. The dramatic coastline stretches as far as the eye can see — hundreds of miles of agate beaches, rocky cliffs, and the thick canopy of the Superior

tags: Destination, Lake Superior