Along the Shore
TOFTE—It was going to be our fifth time hiking Oberg Mountain. I turned into the parking lot off the Onion River Road and saw lots of cars. I just drove 90 miles away from people in Duluth so I could be around more people? I looked
GUNFLINT TRAIL—The first time I hiked on the South Lake Trail, I saw a moose and caught an 18-inch lake trout. It’s no wonder I continue to make this six-mile round-trip journey a frequent location to place my boots on solid ground.
The South Lake Trail (SLT) is one of
KAMINISTIQUIA—My favorite trail, the Great Dog Portage, leads to a mystery; the Dog Effigy. The portage bypasses a series of rapids and falls between Dog Lake and Little Dog Lake in Kaministiquia, about 30 km west of Thunder Bay.
GRAND MARAIS—The final 2-mile stretch of the Devil Track River winds through a canyon deep enough to be called the Grand Canyon of the North Shore. While many of the North Shore rivers plunge over falls and through granite crevasses, the geography of the Devil Track canyon tells a different story.
TWO HARBORS—For those seeking to take a leisurely stroll, rather than a vigorous hike, check out the Sonju Trail in Two Harbors. It’s a quiet, partially paved trail between
THUNDER BAY—In September, Chelsea Ellard, age 11, found a little wooden three masted schooner marooned on a small island on Lake Superior. This island is located within a group of islands known as The Susies. The island is situate at