Lake Superior Travel Guide

Your Guide to the Big Lake

The most-read guide to the region, Lake Superior Travel Guide contains what we’ve learned in four decades of traveling around the Lake and publishing the award-winning Lake Superior Magazine. Fully updated by our editors each year, the guide is a bonus with a paid subscription to the magazine or can be ordered separately. 136 pages, 8-1/8" x 11", softcover.

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Detailed itineraries, mile by mile

Whether you want a long romantic weekend, a jam-packed day trip or to travel the entire 1,300 miles around the Big Lake, you'll find what you need here. Start your planning with our lists of must-see places around the Lake – in Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario and Wisconsin – and our in-depth information about each locale.

Detailed map

Large tear-out travel map

Included with every guide, this detailed map of the Lake Superior region also features locations of major shipwrecks and lighthouses, topographic representations and, on the back, Lake Superior facts and a list of businesses and organizations for travelers. Measures 22 by 15 inches.

The guide also includes many city and regional maps, including a pull-out Keweenaw Peninsula map (click to download).

Detailed map

Helpful directories

For each Lake Superior state and province, you'll find listings for restaurants, lodging, attractions, travel information and more.

Best of the Lake

Insider tips & reader recommendations

The editors of Lake Superior Magazine share their must-see picks, top photo opportunities and regional travel tips. Plus, see who readers chose as this year's Best of the Lake winners.


A bonus with every LSM subscription

The annual Travel Guide is included, at no extra charge, with every paid subscription to Lake Superior Magazine, named Magazine of the Year by the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association.

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