Lake Superior magazine says these Michigan spots are best in 2020

The Detroit News

Lake Superior is an alluring draw for visitors to its famous shores.

As it turns out, travelers from the three states and a Canadian province that surround it have been raving about destinations and attractions they find there.

Lake Superior magazine compiled its Best of the Lake survey, which garnered responses from 1,500 people about the choicest sites near the water in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ontario.

Michigan had multiple locations in the eight categories the publication listed on its website, here are a few:

Wendy Mets of Macomb captured a beautiful sunset  over a meadow on top of Brockway Mountain Drive in Keweenaw County.

Best wayside pullover

Best wacky attraction

Wind and rain hit Esrey Park near Copper Harbor, dramatically highlighted by sun rays piercing through the dark clouds, in "Breaking Storm on Lake Superior"  by Wayne Sapulski of Livonia.  "A poor day for photography of wind and rain in the Keweenaw came to a dramatic end," he said.

Best camping site

  • McLain State Park, Hancock
  • Ft. Wilkins Historic State Park, Copper Harbor

For the full list of Lake Superior magazine's Best of the Lake, click here.

When heading North on the Portage Lake Lift Bridge this sign welcomes you to the City of Hancock and the Keweenaw.

The magazine also featured a "reader's choice" section with other favorite locales and activities in the Michigan side of the lake. Among them were Pictured Rocks Trading Co., Munising; pasties at Suomi Restaurant, Houghton and Mohawk Superette; Boot Lake Bar & Grill, Manistique.

Others cited the "ruggedness, beaches, fishing, agates, glorious sunsets" found on the Upper Peninsula's west coast and "the Ben Franklin five-and-dime in Ironwood."