It’s more than likely there will be heavy demand for vacations in the coming year. The forced travel restrictions we’ve all had to endure will end before long and it’s understandable that people will want to get away from their homes and enjoy some downtime. Where should you choose to go?
The great thing about vacations in the USA is the sheer variety of places. Not just in terms of number, but in what they have to offer. If you want a lazy beach holiday it’s there for you, and if you want a city break there’s a wealth of simply fabulous places to choose from.
In this article we’re talking about Lake Superior. And, in particular, about fishing on the most spectacular of America’s Great Lakes. Lake Superior is loke nowhere else in the world, and if you haven’t experienced this simply amazing expanse of water you’re in for a treat. Let’s look at why you need to visit Lake Superior and what it has to offer you.
Why Lake Superior?
The first time you see Lake Superior you will be taken aback. By area, this is the world’s largest freshwater lake, and big is not the word to cover it. It is simply massive! At 31,700 square miles in area the lake is the same size as, for example, South Carolina! What you will see immediate is incredible beauty, as the shoreline – which borders Minnesota and Wisconsin to the south and the Canadian province of Ontario to the north – offers some spectacular vistas.
The most popular places to stay around Lake Superior are the various vacation cabin rentals that provide great access to the many facilities and attractions in the area and are an excellent choice for a fishing vacation. Choose to visit with your family or with friends and you’ll find cabins that are comfortable and well-furnished, and that are perfect for enjoying this wonderful place. If not all of the party wants to enjoy the fishing there’s plenty to do, so let’s talk about what’s on offer here.
If you search for the best US vacation destinations you’ll find they are largely aligned towards the more obvious locations, yet Lake Superior is so large you have an enormous choice of places to stay. Anyone who loves the great outdoors will be in their element here, no matter the choice of location.
There are no fewer than 8 national parks around the shores of Lake Superior, each with its own attractions and things to do and see. The landscape around the lake is one of breath-taking beauty in some places and deserves to be fully explores. There’s a lot of history here, too, including a fascinating museum dedicated to the maritime history of the Great Lakes.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is located at Whitefish Point and is a great place to learn about the rich and varied history and the many shipwrecks that lie in the lake off this point. Visitors should also explore the nearby Whitefish Point Light Tower, which is the oldest lighthouse on the lakes, and is still in operation today.
Also of interest will be Soo Locks, an engineering wonder that allows vessels to pass through Lake Superior to Lake Huron and the Atlantic Ocean, and the city of Sault Ste. Marie – actually two cities with one in Michigan and the other in Canada – is famed for its festivals and concerts throughout the year, making it a must-see destination.
What about the fishing? That’s what we’re here for, so let’s talk about fishing on Lake Superior in more detail.
Fishing on Lake Superior
Fishing is a favourite pastime for many who visit Lake Superior and once you try it, you’ll see why. You can fish the lake from any public shoreline – there are great spots in the national parks we mentioned above – and there are a number of piers that are specially placed for those who don’t have access to a boat.
You can also fish the tributaries and streams that run into the lake if you want a challenge, but we do recommend you check out the charter boats available from most of the ports around the lake. There are some great deals to be had and tackle and bait are plentiful at gas stations and stores across the region.
What can you catch? On the lake itself you’ll catch plentiful lake trout and there are several species of salmon in the water. The streams feeding the lake are also replete with trout and salmon, while the many inland lakes connected to Lake Superior are home to trout, smallmouth bass, walleye, pike and perch, making these a great choice for some sport fishing.
We recommend you check out the favourite spots in advance as there are many that regulars prefer and do take a boat out if you can as it’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Why Choose a Cabin?
While there is no doubt that motorhomes are a cool vacation choice and the RV vacation is a truly American thing to do, the cabin vacation is equally so, and requires less effort. The great thing about booking a cabin on Lake Superior is that there is so much variety and choice. You can go fishing while the other members of your family or group simply relax and take in the stunning lake views, or you can go exploring in the local parks and find some fabulous places to walk and take in the landscape.
Lake Superior covers such a vast area that there is always going to be part of it that appeals to, and where fishing is concerned you are never far away from a brilliant spot to cast from when you book a cabin on the lake. Many who visit Lake Superior are so overcome by the splendour of the region that they make it a regular place to go. Check it out now and get a cabin booked for your next vacation and you won’t be disappointed.