Discover Great Lakes - Lake Superior

Located above Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world.

‘Superior’ describes not only its size and volume, but also its setting. The Ojibwe called it Kitchigami, meaning “great lake.” In the 1600s it was called Le Lac Superior, or “upper lake,” by the French missionaries, denoting its location at the top of the Great Lakes region.

Lighthouses
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Lake Superior

Lake Superior is home to over 30 lighthouses in Michigan. No matter your Lake Superior destination, there are a plenty of lighthouses waiting to be explored. 

Dark Skies
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Dark Skies on Lake Superior

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is perfect for stargazing, especially along the shores of Lake Superior. If you’re lucky, you may even see the northern lights.

Isle Royale National Park
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Isle Royale National Park

Located north of the Keweenaw Peninsula Lake Superior, this hiker’s getaway offers peaceful and untouched wilderness for the perfect outdoor escape.

Paddle Sports
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Paddle Sports on Lake Superior

From kayaking to stand up paddleboarding, find the perfect place for your paddle sports adventure on Lake Superior. If you need equipment, there are a variety of rental facilities to help you get out on the water.

Shipwrecks
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Shipwrecks on Lake Superior

Lake Superior is home to more than 300 known shipwrecks, including the infamous Edmund Fitzgerald. Whitefish Point features the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum for visitors to enrich their knowledge of maritime history on Lake Superior.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has something for everyone. Kayak along the multicolored cliffs or discover lesser-known waterfalls as you take in all that Lake Superior has to offer.

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Lighthouses
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Lake Superior

Lake Superior is home to over 30 lighthouses in Michigan. No matter your Lake Superior destination, there are a plenty of lighthouses waiting to be explored. 

Dark Skies
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Dark Skies on Lake Superior

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is perfect for stargazing, especially along the shores of Lake Superior. If you’re lucky, you may even see the northern lights.

Isle Royale National Park
Image
Isle Royale National Park

Located north of the Keweenaw Peninsula Lake Superior, this hiker’s getaway offers peaceful and untouched wilderness for the perfect outdoor escape.

Paddle Sports
Image
Paddle Sports on Lake Superior

From kayaking to stand up paddleboarding, find the perfect place for your paddle sports adventure on Lake Superior. If you need equipment, there are a variety of rental facilities to help you get out on the water.

Shipwrecks
Image
Shipwrecks on Lake Superior

Lake Superior is home to more than 300 known shipwrecks, including the infamous Edmund Fitzgerald. Whitefish Point features the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum for visitors to enrich their knowledge of maritime history on Lake Superior.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore has something for everyone. Kayak along the multicolored cliffs or discover lesser-known waterfalls as you take in all that Lake Superior has to offer.

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