We began our trip around Lake Superior on Thursday, July 25, 2013, and completed our circumvention of Lake Superior on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
We traveled clockwise beginning in Two Harbors, MN. The border crossing agent told us at the Pigeon River border crossing that we were hitting Ontario during their coldest week that summer. We had rain and cold temps through quite a bit of our trip through Ontario.
Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay was definitely worth the stop. We stayed at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park and Marie Louise Campground. We drove through Silver Islet and although arriving too early for anything to be open, we added that to our list of places to come back and see another time.
The drive from Wawa, Ontario to Sault Ste. Marie had some of the best views of Lake Superior. Definitely wished we had had the time to spend more time along that stretch. We stopped in Rossport for a lovely lunch at Serendipity Gardens and Cafe.
We camped at the Soo Locks Campground and were blown away by the location of the campground right on the St. Marys River just down from the locks. We saw many of the boats which we see at the ore docks in our hometown of Two Harbors, MN. Other highlights were the Shipwreck Museum on Whitefish Point, the glass bottom boat in Munising, MI, the Keweenaw Peninsula and Bayfield which looks like a town out of a story book.
This trip gave us a small glimpse of what there is to see and do but more so a greater appreciation of Lake Superior and its history, its beauty and its strength. We have read Lake Superior Magazine over the years but now read it with a greater understanding.
G/E Scheidt, Two Harbors, MN