I recently took a wonderful trip back to the Midwest to visit family and friends. Other than the people, one of the highlights was the time I spent back along the shores of Lake Superior. It's an area that I know well after living in the region for many years and going on many different adventures there. It was a quick trip that captured many of my favorite places, but it also served as a reminder how much I love this part of the country and that I need to go back soon.
I began the Lake Superior leg of my trip in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I took in the frozen beauty of Chequamegon Bay.
Next it was over to Superior, Wisconsin, where Wisconsin Point with its breakwater light helps to guide ships on the great Lake.
I then headed into Minnesota and up the North Shore to visit the iconic Split Rock Light.
After stopping on the side of the road to check out a bald eagle, I headed to Gooseberry Falls State Park.
The Falls were frozen in such a way that I hadn't seen before. A completely different experience, but one that was amazing in its own way.
Next, I headed down to Two Harbors to take in a breathtaking sunset over the harbor and breakwater.
I wrapped my time along the shores of Lake Superior the next day in Duluth. With a final walk in Canal Park by the breakwater lights, I bid farewell to the Lake until the next time I can visit her.