Sail on Superior

By Explore Minnesota

sail_on_superior-fullsize.jpgSuperior, the greatest of the Great Lakes, is best explored on the water itself. Sailing on majestic Lake Superior really gives you a sense of this big lake, and provides fantastic views of the rocky, forested north shore. On day sails, no experience is necessary, just a sense of adventure.

Out of Duluth, Carriage House Charters offers full- and half-day trips aboard the sailboat Aeolos, exploring the Duluth harbor and up the coast a bit on the big lake. From the Knife River Marina, 14 miles north of Duluth, Amicus Adventure Sailing offers two-hour cruises along the shore aboard Amicus II. And in Grand Marais, North House Folk School offers trips just under two hours aboard the 50-foot schooner Hjordis. The trips explore the harbor, and depending on the weather, venture out onto the big lake. Sunset and full-moon sails are also offered.

Each of these sailboats accommodate up to six passengers. You may simply go along for the ride and enjoy the scenery, or under the captain’s direction, take a turn at the wheel.