The Best Places to Visit on Lake Superior

Updated on February 14, 2019
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My family and I love to travel and explore new places. We have been blessed to travel across the United States.

Sunrise at Silver Bay, Minnesota looking out over Lake Superior
Sunrise at Silver Bay, Minnesota looking out over Lake Superior | Source

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the world. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Wisconsin share its southern shore, and the arrowhead of Minnesota is on the western side of the lake. Ontario, Canada, borders the rest of the lake. Lake Superior offers so much to see and do all around it. Let us take a circle tour of the best places to visit on Lake Superior.

Did You Know?

Lake Superior contains 10% of the world's fresh water!

Best Places in Michigan to Visit on Lake Superior

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Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganShips passing through the Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganShip passing through the Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganSoo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, MichiganShip moored at the southeast pier in Sault Ste. MarieFrom the Canadian side with the International Bridge in the background.  Sault Ste. Marie, OntarioSoo Locks Boat Tour - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan | Source
Ships passing through the Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Ships passing through the Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan | Source
Ship passing through the Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Ship passing through the Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan | Source
Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Soo Locks - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan | Source
Ship moored at the southeast pier in Sault Ste. Marie
Ship moored at the southeast pier in Sault Ste. Marie | Source
From the Canadian side with the International Bridge in the background.  Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
From the Canadian side with the International Bridge in the background. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario | Source
Soo Locks Boat Tour - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Soo Locks Boat Tour - Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan | Source

Visit the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

The Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan is an engineering marvel. The locks opened up Lake Superior to the world. They allow ships to travel around the 21 foot drop from Lake Superior to Lake Huron. The State of Michigan built the locks in 1855 and operated them until 1881. The state charged $0.04 per ton until 1877 and then reduced it to $0.03 per ton. The U.S. Federal Government took control in 1881 and tasked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with operating it. The Soo Locks have been free ever since. The locks have close to a million visitors each year. There is an observation platform allowing visitors a close up look at the large cargo ships passing through the locks. The Soo Locks are a must-see on Lake Superior.

Fun Soo Locks Facts:

  • 90% of the iron ore in the world passes through the locks.
  • Soo Locks are 100% gravity fed and do not rely on pumps.
  • One 1,000 foot freighter equals 584 train cars to move the same freight.
  • The locks close down each year between January 15th through March 25th for repairs.

Whitefish Point on Lake Superior
Whitefish Point on Lake Superior | Source

Visit Whitefish Point, Michigan

Whitefish Point offers incredible views of Lake Superior. It juts out into the lake and marks the entry point to Whitefish Bay. It is home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and close to one of the best waterfalls east of the Mississippi. Below is a closer look at both of those places.

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Bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, MichiganEdmund Fitzgerald display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan.M. M. Drake display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan.C.F. Curtis display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan.Coast Guard life saving boat at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan.All ships that enter and leave Lake Superior must pass the Whitefish Point Light.  It is also known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes."  It is also home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.All ships that enter and leave Lake Superior must pass the Whitefish Point Light.  It is also known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes."  It is also home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
Bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan
Bell from the Edmund Fitzgerald at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan | Source
Edmund Fitzgerald display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan.
Edmund Fitzgerald display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan. | Source
M. M. Drake display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan.
M. M. Drake display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan. | Source
C.F. Curtis display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan.
C.F. Curtis display at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan. | Source
Coast Guard life saving boat at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan.
Coast Guard life saving boat at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum in Whitefish Point, Michigan. | Source
All ships that enter and leave Lake Superior must pass the Whitefish Point Light.  It is also known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes."  It is also home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
All ships that enter and leave Lake Superior must pass the Whitefish Point Light. It is also known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes." It is also home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. | Source
All ships that enter and leave Lake Superior must pass the Whitefish Point Light.  It is also known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes."  It is also home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.
All ships that enter and leave Lake Superior must pass the Whitefish Point Light. It is also known as the "Graveyard of the Great Lakes." It is also home to the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. | Source

Visit the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point gives visitors a chance to learn about the shipwrecks that have happened over the years and also about the life-saving devices. It has become a popular tourist destination. The most famous wreck was the Edmund Fitzgerald. The museum has the bell from the ship on display. The museum campus is home to the oldest operating lighthouse on Lake Superior.

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Upper Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamenon River is amazing.Upper Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamenon River is amazing.Lower Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamenon River is impressive as well.
Upper Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamenon River is amazing.
Upper Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamenon River is amazing. | Source
Upper Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamenon River is amazing.
Upper Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamenon River is amazing. | Source
Lower Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamenon River is impressive as well.
Lower Tahquamenon Falls on the Tahquamenon River is impressive as well. | Source

Hike to Upper Tahquamenon Falls

Upper Tahquamenon Falls is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River. It is about 50 feet high and 200 feet wide. It is a short 0.4-mile hike to the viewing area. There is also a 4-mile trail leading to the Lower Falls. Tahquamenon Falls is a beautiful waterfall especially during the fall when the leaves are at peak color. I highly recommend visiting Tahquamenon Falls, which is about 20 miles southwest of Whitefish Point near Paradise, Michigan.

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View from hiking trail at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake SuperiorPictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake SuperiorPictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake SuperiorSable Falls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake SuperiorSpray Falls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake SuperiorBeautiful hike at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake SuperiorPictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake SuperiorSunset at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake SuperiorPictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
View from hiking trail at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
View from hiking trail at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior | Source
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior | Source
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior | Source
Sable Falls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
Sable Falls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior | Source
Spray Falls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
Spray Falls at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior | Source
Beautiful hike at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
Beautiful hike at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior | Source
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior | Source
Sunset at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
Sunset at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior | Source
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior | Source

Visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a paradise for outdoor lovers. It is 42 miles long and bookended by Grand Marais to the east and Munising to the West. It is known for multicolored, towering sandstone cliffs. Pictured Rocks offers close to 100 miles of hiking trails, waterfalls, untamed Lake Superior Beaches, streams, kayaking, birding, cross-country skiing, beautiful fall colors, and much more. I recommend taking a Pictured Rocks sunset cruise and enjoying the beauty of God's creation. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is a must see.

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Little Icebergs at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, MichiganPresque Isle Park in Marquette, MichiganPresque Isle Park in Marquette, MichiganPresque Isle Park in Marquette, MichiganPresque Isle Park in Marquette, MichiganWinter @ Presque Isle Park in Marquette, MichiganWinter @ Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan
Little Icebergs at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan
Little Icebergs at Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan | Source
Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan
Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan | Source
Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan
Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan | Source
Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan
Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan | Source
Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan
Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan | Source
Winter @ Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan
Winter @ Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan | Source
Winter @ Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan
Winter @ Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan | Source

Visit Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan

Presque Isle Park in Marquette is pristine in its beauty. It is a forested 323-acre park on a peninsula that offers tremendous views of Lake Superior. Landscape architect Fredrick Olmsted, famous for his role in designing Central Park in New York City, visited Marquette in 1891. Marquette city architects asked him to take a look at a peninsula north of town to turn it into a park. Fredrick offered a three-word answer: "Don't touch it."

Presque Isle offers visitors the opportunity to hike, view wildlife, bike, and visit Sunset Point to catch the sun setting over Lake Superior. One unique thing to try on a hot summer afternoon is cliff diving off of Blackrocks. It is about a 10- to 15-foot jump into frigid Lake Superior. It is such a great park.

Map of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan
Map of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan | Source

Visit the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan

The Keweenaw Peninsula offers beauty. It offers old-growth forests, waterfalls, rivers, and amazing views of Lake Superior to name a few things. Enjoy a scenic autumn color drive that is unmatched in beauty or a boat ride out to Isle Royal National Park. The Keweenaw Peninsula has something to see for everyone.

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View from Mount Bohemia along the South Shore Scenic Drive - near Delaware, MI - Keweenaw PeninsulaCovered Drive  - Keweenaw Peninsula between Delaware and Copper HarborCovered Drive  - Keweenaw Peninsula between Delaware and Copper HarborView from Brockway Mountain View from Brockway Mountain as the leaves start to change
View from Mount Bohemia along the South Shore Scenic Drive - near Delaware, MI - Keweenaw Peninsula
View from Mount Bohemia along the South Shore Scenic Drive - near Delaware, MI - Keweenaw Peninsula | Source
Covered Drive  - Keweenaw Peninsula between Delaware and Copper Harbor
Covered Drive - Keweenaw Peninsula between Delaware and Copper Harbor | Source
Covered Drive  - Keweenaw Peninsula between Delaware and Copper Harbor
Covered Drive - Keweenaw Peninsula between Delaware and Copper Harbor | Source
View from Brockway Mountain
View from Brockway Mountain | Source
View from Brockway Mountain as the leaves start to change
View from Brockway Mountain as the leaves start to change | Source

Take a Scenic Drive on the Keweenaw Peninsula

The Keweenaw Peninsula offers several great scenic drives. Each of them shows off the beauty of the Keweenaw Peninsula. In the fall, there is no better place to be to see amazing colored trees. The scenic Covered Drive runs between Delaware and Copper Harbor on US-41. It is the best fall color road.

Brockway Mountain Drive is a 9.5-mile scenic drive off of M-26 that runs between Copper Harbor and Eagle River. It is the highest drive above sea level between the Alleghenies and the Rockies. The views of Lake Superior are breathtaking as are the sunsets.

Sand Dune Drive is part of M-26 that runs between Eagle River and Eagle Harbor. This scenic drive offers views of Lake Superior and its sandy shoreline. South Shore Drive runs along the southern portion of the Keweenaw Peninsula. It allows visitors to see the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula sticking out into Lake Superior. It also offers gorgeous views of Bare Bluff, which is a must see in the fall.

I recommend making a day of it and enjoying all of these scenic drives.

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Moose @ Isle Royale National Park, MichiganRock Harbor Light House @ Isle Royale National Park, MichiganView from Lookout Louise Viewpoint @ Isle Royale National Park, MichiganHidden Lake on the Trail to Lookout Louise @ Isle Royale National Park, MichiganCaribou Island @ Isle Royale National Park, MichiganRock Harbor Lighthouse @ Isle Royale National Park, MichiganRock Harbor @ Isle Royale National Park, MichiganNational Park Service Ranger III at Rock Harbor @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Moose @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Moose @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan | Source
Rock Harbor Light House @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Rock Harbor Light House @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan | Source
View from Lookout Louise Viewpoint @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
View from Lookout Louise Viewpoint @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan | Source
Hidden Lake on the Trail to Lookout Louise @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Hidden Lake on the Trail to Lookout Louise @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan | Source
Caribou Island @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Caribou Island @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan | Source
Rock Harbor Lighthouse @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Rock Harbor Lighthouse @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan | Source
Rock Harbor @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Rock Harbor @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan | Source
National Park Service Ranger III at Rock Harbor @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
National Park Service Ranger III at Rock Harbor @ Isle Royale National Park, Michigan | Source

Visit Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park is a great place to get away from the rat race of life and enjoy the quiet solitude of a remote island. It is a tremendously beautiful place and offers opportunities to hike, backpack, camp, kayak, and more. Isle Royale gives visitors a chance to see moose in their natural habitat. Gray wolves have recently been introduced to the island to help control the moose population.

The island is only reachable by ferry or seaplane. Isle Royale National Park ferries leave from Houghton and Copper Harbor in Michigan and from Grand Portage in Minnesota. Visitors have the opportunity to make a day trip or to spend one or more nights on the island. Isle Royale is amazing.

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Sunset over Lake Superior @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MichiganPorcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MichiganSunrise over Lake of the Clouds @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MichiganLake of the Clouds @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MichiganView from Porcupine Mountain at Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, MichiganPorcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MichiganLake Superior shoreline in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MichiganManido Falls @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, MichiganManabezho Falls @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Sunset over Lake Superior @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Sunset over Lake Superior @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan | Source
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan | Source
Sunrise over Lake of the Clouds @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Sunrise over Lake of the Clouds @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan | Source
Lake of the Clouds @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Lake of the Clouds @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan | Source
View from Porcupine Mountain at Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, Michigan
View from Porcupine Mountain at Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park, Michigan | Source
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan | Source
Lake Superior shoreline in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Lake Superior shoreline in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan | Source
Manido Falls @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Manido Falls @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan | Source
Manabezho Falls @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan
Manabezho Falls @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan | Source

Explore Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is one of the best places to visit on Lake Superior. At close to 60,000 acres, it is the largest state park in Michigan and offers views that are not found anywhere else in the Midwest.

The park offers miles of Lake Superior shoreline, numerous hiking trails, all kinds of rivers and streams, waterfalls, and pristine forest. The most popular spots include Lake of the Clouds, Porcupine Mountains Ski Area, and the area around the beautiful Presque Isle River. It is a great place to go to enjoy the solitude of God's creation. I highly recommend a visit here.

Best Place in Wisconsin to Visit on Lake Superior

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Apostle Islands Visitor Center @ Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WisconsinScenic sunrise at Apostle Island's National LakeshoreThe seacaves at Devils Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore., WisconsinIce Caves @ Apostle Island National Lakeshore, WisconsinSea kayaking along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, WisconsinRaspberry Island Lighthouse @ Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin
Apostle Islands Visitor Center @ Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin
Apostle Islands Visitor Center @ Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin | Source
Scenic sunrise at Apostle Island's National Lakeshore
Scenic sunrise at Apostle Island's National Lakeshore | Source
The seacaves at Devils Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore., Wisconsin
The seacaves at Devils Island in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore., Wisconsin | Source
Ice Caves @ Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Wisconsin
Ice Caves @ Apostle Island National Lakeshore, Wisconsin | Source
Sea kayaking along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin
Sea kayaking along the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin | Source
Raspberry Island Lighthouse @ Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin
Raspberry Island Lighthouse @ Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin | Source

Visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a great place to explore. It consists of 21 islands and about 12 miles of shoreline on the mainland. One of the top things to do is to check out the sea caves either by boat or kayak. In the winter, the caves turn into beautiful ice caves.

The Apostle Islands are also a great place to scuba dive because the water is clear. Divers like this area because of the interesting underwater rock formations and a couple of shipwrecks that are worth checking out. Visitors can also hike, kayak, camp, or take in the beautiful windswept sandstone cliffs. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is an awe-inspiring place.

Best Places in Minnesota to Visit on Lake Superior

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Duluth Aerial Life Bridge at night - Duluth, MinnesotaDuluth Aerial Life Bridge at sunset - Duluth, MinnesotaFall colors from Enger Tower in Duluth, MinnesotaView from Enger Tower and Park in Duluth, MinnesotaEnger Tower and Park in Duluth, MinnesotaLake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth Aerial Life Bridge at night - Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth Aerial Life Bridge at night - Duluth, Minnesota | Source
Duluth Aerial Life Bridge at sunset - Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth Aerial Life Bridge at sunset - Duluth, Minnesota | Source
Fall colors from Enger Tower in Duluth, Minnesota
Fall colors from Enger Tower in Duluth, Minnesota | Source
View from Enger Tower and Park in Duluth, Minnesota
View from Enger Tower and Park in Duluth, Minnesota | Source
Enger Tower and Park in Duluth, Minnesota
Enger Tower and Park in Duluth, Minnesota | Source
Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota
Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota | Source

Visit Duluth, Minnesota

Duluth is the second largest city on Lake Superior and a fun place to visit. The Aerial Lift Bridge is the most iconic sight in the city. In the summer months, the bridge lifts about 26 times a day to allow giant iron ore ships, sailboats, etc. to pass underneath. It is a marvel of engineering know how. The Skyline Parkway is another popular attraction that offers tremendous views of the city and Lake Superior. The Duluth Lakewalk is a beautiful opportunity to stroll along the lake shore and enjoy the beautiful sights. Another great place to check out is the Enger Tower, which is over 530 feet above Lake Superior. It offers incredible views of the city and lake. Duluth is a destination in and of itself.

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Spllt Rock Lighthouse - MinnesotaSpllt Rock Lighthouse - MinnesotaSunrise at Spllt Rock Lighthouse - MinnesotaSpllt Rock Lighthouse - MinnesotaSpllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota
Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota
Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota | Source
Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota
Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota | Source
Sunrise at Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota
Sunrise at Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota | Source
Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota
Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota | Source
Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota
Spllt Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota | Source

Visit Split Rock Lighthouse in Minnesota

Photographers flock to the Split Rock Lighthouse which is perched high on a cliff overlooking beautiful Lake Superior. I recommend taking at least several of the hiking trails to see the lighthouse from different places. The fall is a great time to come with the temperatures cooling off and the leaves exploding in color. Split Rock Lighthouse is a must-see.

Best Places in Ontario, Canada, to Visit on Lake Superior

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park lookout in Thunder Bay, Ontario.Scenic view from the balcony at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, CanadaSleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, CanadaSea Lion Arch at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, CanadaSunset near Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, CanadaDeer @ Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park lookout in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park lookout in Thunder Bay, Ontario. | Source
Scenic view from the balcony at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Scenic view from the balcony at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada | Source
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada | Source
Sea Lion Arch at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Sea Lion Arch at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada | Source
Sunset near Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Sunset near Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada | Source
Deer @ Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
Deer @ Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada | Source

Visit Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park near Thunder Bay is an incredible place. It offers spectacular views of Lake Superior. It is a great place to go hiking, birding, camping, kayaking, boating, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing. The Top of the Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout offer the best views of Lake Superior and the surrounding area. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is stunning.

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Sunset at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada View from the Coastal Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, CanadaCoastal Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, CanadaCoastal Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, CanadaAgawa Rock at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, CanadaAgawa Rock pictograph  at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, CanadaAgawa Rock and Pictograph Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
Sunset at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
Sunset at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada | Source
 View from the Coastal Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
View from the Coastal Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada | Source
Coastal Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
Coastal Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada | Source
Coastal Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
Coastal Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada | Source
Agawa Rock at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
Agawa Rock at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada | Source
Agawa Rock pictograph  at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
Agawa Rock pictograph at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada | Source
Agawa Rock and Pictograph Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada
Agawa Rock and Pictograph Trail at Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada | Source

Lake Superior Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada

Lake Superior Provincial Park offers many things to see and do. The park is home to the Agawa Rock Pictographs, which are accessible by foot when Lake Superior is calm. There are about 35 visible red ochre images. It is also a great place for trout fishing, hiking, kayaking, and camping. Another major attraction is the fall colors each year.

Don't Miss a Chance to Visit Lake Superior

Lake Superior is amazing. There are so many cool places to visit along its shores. It makes me long for summer so I can go back and explore more.

U.S. Places to Visit on Lake Superior Map

A
Soo Locks:
Soo Locks, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783, USA

get directions

B
Whitefish Point, MI:
Whitefish Point, MI 49768, USA

get directions

C
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore:
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, MI 49862, USA

get directions

D
Presque Isle Park:
Presque Isle Park, Peter White Dr, Marquette, MI 49855, USA

get directions

E
Keweenaw Peninsula:
Keweenaw Peninsula, Schoolcraft Township, MI 49913, USA

get directions

F
Isle Royale National Park:
Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, USA

get directions

G
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park:
Porcupine Mountains, Carp Lake Township, MI 49953, USA

get directions

H
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore:
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, 415 Washington Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814, USA

get directions

I
Duluth, MN:
Duluth, MN, USA

get directions

J
Split Rock Lighthouse:
3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors, MN 55616, United States

get directions

Best Places to Visit in Canada on Lake Superior Map

A
Seeping Giant Provincial Park:
Sleeping Giant, Unorganized Thunder Bay District, ON P0T, Canada

get directions

B
Lake Superior Provincial Park:
Lake Superior Provincial Park, 96 Broadway Avenue, Wawa, ON P0S 1K0, Canada

get directions

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    • ercramer36 profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Cramer 

      3 months ago from Chicagoland

      Thanks Liz!

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      Liz Westwood 

      3 months ago from UK

      This is an excellent article. It is packed with useful information and top class photos.

    • ercramer36 profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Cramer 

      3 months ago from Chicagoland

      Thanks Mike! I was blessed to grow up in the U.P. All of those places are amazing.

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      Mike Hardy 

      3 months ago from Caseville, Michigan

      Well done...If you have been to all of those placed you have been really busy.

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