Although there is some debate as to which lake in the United States is the coldest, some of the most credible and frequent sources are stating Lake Superior has the coldest temperatures. Now I may be biased coming from the U.P. but Superior is still unswimmable in the summer, so I can attest to its cold. Last year there was still an iceberg that people were monitoring in late July. Not only is Lake Superior the coldest of the Great Lakes, but it is also the deepest. With an average depth of 483 ft it comes to it’s lowest point at over 1300 feet deep. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Great Lakes, there are 5: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. Superior alone contains as much water as the other 4 combined. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world and houses nearly 20% of the world’s fresh water.
Growing up in Michigan trips to Marquette and Munising always came with stops at Lake Superior. We were always warned about the strong tides and debilitating cold water. And although my parents apparently scarred me into thinking Lake Superior was this treacherous body of water, many people tend to enjoy it quite a lot. Because this massive lake shares borders with Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Canada’s Ontario Territory circling this lake can be a vacation in itself. Lake Superior has an appropriately named “Lake Superior Circle Tour” which encompasses its 1300 miles around the vast body of water. Here you can stop at places like Duluth, Wawa, Sault Ste. Marie, Munising and Copper Harbor. It can be stretched out for weeks or done in a short 8 days. But regardless of your time table this is not one to miss. You will not be disappointed by the beautiful scenery, wildlife and adventures that unfold while you travel throughout 3 states and 2 countries.
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Next week’s trivia “which two countries share borders with 14 other counties”