Storm Season on Lake Superior

Every year in late October, Lake Superior shows her wild side. Low-pressure systems from the Arctic swing down over Lake Superior and bump into warmer systems fed by the jet stream. These collisions can spawn ferocious and legendary Gales of November. If you get a thrill from waves and wind, Cook County has plenty of snug harbors that make perfect places for epic storm-watching. Some favorites include:

  1. Grand Marais Harbor
  2. Grand Portage Bay
  3. Good Harbor Bay Overlook
  4. Taconite Harbor
  5. Horseshoe Bay



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