from the EDITORJune letter from the editor
By: Holly Henry, Living North Magazine
We all have a different idea of what “fun” is. For instance, there’s nothing I’d rather do than go rock climbing. A lot of folks find that kinda crazy. On the other hand, there’s no way you’re gonna get me out on a boat on Lake Superior. I love to look at it, walk on its shores, and have a nice glass of chardonnay sitting on a deck beside it, but I’m terrified of being in, or being on, the water.
Thankfully, here in the Twin Ports area, no matter what your idea of fun, there’s no shortage of it to be had! Once again this year we’ve compiled a list of 101 fun things to do in the Northland. As I read through the list I am reminded that we are abundantly blessed with “fun” options.
Did you know you can dance under the stars at Glensheen? Fly over Lake Superior and then skydive out of the plane? Whitewater raft on the St. Louis River? Tour a Great Lakes ore carrier? Go scuba diving?
For the less adventurous, take a carriage ride through Canal Park, hike the Munger Trail or take a pleasant canoe trip down the historic Brule River.
For daytrippers, don’t forget that we’re a very short drive to the pristine Apostle Islands – a protected collection of lighthouses, caves, beaches and wilderness areas. Check out beautiful Bayfield on your way.
And don’t forget one of my personal favorite 101 things to do, EAT! We’ll guide you to the best burger, breakfast and beer as well.
If you’re still bored, don’t forget, there’s plenty of great rock climbing up the North Shore!
No matter what your fancy, you’ll want to keep this issue of Living North on hand all summer long. Or send it to friends or relatives who are planning a visit to the area to let them know what the Northland has to offer.