Lake Superior Tour

As you make your way around Lake Superior there are many attractions, places to eat, relaxing and comfortable accommodations and rest stops. Here is a breakdown of the tour that provides days that can be used to help plan your next bucket list ride.


Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Marquette, MI

  • 122 mi / 196 km
  • 2 hr

Be sure to check out the Sault Locks on the Michigan side, as it is quite a sight to see a massive freighter work its way through the lock system. After only a few minutes on Highway 28, head north to the Lake Superior Shoreline on Highway 221.

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Marquette, MI to Copper Harbor, MI

  • 187 mi / 300 km
  • 3 hr 27 min

You will see some amazing beaches as you follow the shoreline en-route to the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula today 350 km (217 mi) to the northwest. A great highlight on this section is the town of Houghton with its slick college town vibe, it makes a great place for lunch.

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Copper Harbor, MI to Bayfield, WI

  • 236 mi / 380 km
  • 4 hr

You’ll be impressed with today’s ride, with over 380 km (236 mi) of incredible roads as you traverse down the shoreline and into Wisconsin. If you like a particular stretch of twisty road, why not turn around and do it again?

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Bayfield, WI to Duluth, MN

  • 85 mi / 137 km
  • 1 hr 45 min

Today is light on miles but big on attractions and food. You'll follow the 13 Trunk to Highway 53 into Superior, Wisconsin. Along the way, stop in Cornucopia and the legendary Ehlers General Store, which was established in 1915.

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Duluth, MN to Thunder Bay, ON

  • 190 mi / 306 km
  • 3 hr 32 min

Today’s ride takes you along the scenic Highway 61 all the way into Canada en route to Thunder Bay. Along this route, there are several state parks, waterfalls, and funky little tourist towns that you will want to explore.

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Thunder Bay, ON to Nipigon, ON

  • 116 mi / 187 km
  • 1 hr 24 min

This is not a huge distance day but it is more focused on seeing more remarkable sites in and around Thunder Bay. After breakfast check out some of the lookouts and then head to the Terry Fox Monument, an inspirational Canadian story.

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Nipigon, ON to Wawa, ON

  • 225 mi / 360 km
  • 3 hr 52 min

Rugged, remote and dramatic are words that best describe this section of the route. Here you feel the sheer power of the Canadian wilderness as you traverse the northern shoreline of Lake Superior.

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Wawa, ON to Sault Ste. Marie, ON

  • 145 mi / 234 km
  • 2 hr 27 min

This section of the route is a spectacular riding experience. The portion that travels through Lake Superior Provincial Park was listed as one of the ‘Top 100 Things to do Before You Die’ by Canada’s National Post.

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