The National Parks
Five Beautiful & Majestic Parks on Lake Superior
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Jewels of Lake Superior
The 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and natural resources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wilderness areas. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these jewels of Lake Superior.
Grand Portage National Monument
Explore the Heritage Center with stories of the Anishinabe or Ojibwe people of Grand Portage and the North West Company of the North American fur trade. Follow pathways into a distant time. Take in the sights and smells of a bustling depot reconstructed over its original footprint. Listen for the echo of the drum over Grand Portage Bay.
Isle Royale National Park
Isle Royale's physical isolation and primitive wilderness has challenged human use for centuries; ironically, today it has become the Island's main attraction. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, visitors come to experience this island park by hiking its trails, paddling its inland waterways, exploring its rugged coast, or venturing into the depth of its shipwrecks.
Keweenaw National Historical Park
From 7,000 years ago through the 1900s, people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s during a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.