My husband and I have been to Lake Superior five times, beginning in September 2005. During that trip with my brother and sister-in-law, we stayed in Michigan, visiting Sault Ste. Marie, Tahquamenon Falls, Munising and Copper Harbor among other places.
We especially enjoyed going through the locks in Sault Ste. Marie and the boat ride to see Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Out time was limited, so we were able to spend only one night in Copper Harbor. That prompted the two of us to return the following autumn to Copper Harbor for a longer stay.
By that time we were hooked on the beauty of Lake Superior so in 2007 we went to Superior, Wisconsin, from which we enjoyed Duluth and a drive along the North Shore as far as Split Rock Lighthouse in its beautiful setting. After that we went to White Pine, Michigan and enjoyed the Porcupine Mountains, Ontonagon and the surrounding areas.
Our longest trip was in 2009 when we drove around the lake from Duluth into Canada to Sault Ste. Marie and to Newberry, Michigan before we headed south toward home. That completed our Circle Tour of Lake Superior, I believe, but not our desire to return.
We were finally able to do that in September of 2016, when we enjoyed four nights in Thunder Bay, Ontario. On that trip we toured Fort William, the Amethyst Mine Panorama, Kakabeka Falls, Ouimet Canyon and Gooseberry Falls State Park.
Cooler temperatures, after the heat and humidity of Memphis, Tennessee summers, are what draws us north in September. The beauty all around the lake and the incredible blues and greens of Lake Superior itself when the sun shone on it were a much appreciated surprise the first time we saw it. Now we look forward to that each time as well as the friendliness of the people, great scenery and some blueberry pie and pasties. We would like to join the Circle Tour Club to have the decal as a daily reminder of beautiful Lake Superior.
Mac & Mary McConnell, Memphis, TN