You may find these Lake Superior facts helpful on your visit to Minnesota's inland sea. Enjoy the attractions and adventures around, on, and in this greatest of the Great Lakes.
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Some of our most beautiful scenery and vacation fun can be found in the Lake Superior area. For most Minnesota visitors, the first glimpses are of the Lake Superior waterfront on their Duluth Minnesota vacations.
While in Duluth, you will want to visit Canal Park to watch ships come in and visit the Lake Superior Marine Museum. Enjoy a stroll along the lake walk, see the Duluth Aquarium, the Lake Superior Zoo and more.
From Duluth, travel on up the Lake Superior North Shore to state parks like Gooseberry Falls, Grand Portage and others. Enchanting small towns are situated along the lake. Make stops at Knife River, Two Harbors and Grand Marais.
Other visitors to Minnesota would love to have you share your Lake Superior memories, stories and photos!
If you are looking for adventure, Lake Superior is a spectacular environment for a sea kayaker to experience the world's largest freshwater lake as you paddle the Lake Superior water trail.
Scuba Diving Lake Superior and searching for Lake Superior shipwrecks is another adventure sport for some.
If you love to fish, Lake Superior Fishing Charters can get you out to where the salmon, trout and Lake Superior whitefish swim.
If you plan any adventure on Lake Superior you will want to stay aware of important Lake Superior facts about the lake's unique weather. The lake is so large that it creates its own weather systems. Sudden summer storms are legendary and are the reason for many of the famous shipwrecks.
In winter, those of us who live in Minnesota are used to hearing about the "Lake Superior snow effect," and taking amazing photos of Lake Superior ice.
There are lots of hotels, motels and Lake Superior vacation rentals in the Duluth area and all the way north to the Canadian border. Plan to spend your entire vacation exploring one area of the Lake Superior North Shore or get a map of Lake Superior and do the whole Lake Superior circle tour.
The natural history and cultural diversity will provide additional dimensions to a unique experience on this remarkable global resource. Enjoy all that Lake Superior has to offer, respect the lake, tread lightly on the shore, and have a great time!
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