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SPLIT ROCK LIGHTHOUSE Minnesota “ Lake Superior LAKE SUPERIOR’S 1,200 MILE CIRCLE TOUR IS ARGUABLY THE BEST SCENIC DRIVE OUT OF ALL OF THE GREAT LAKES CIRCLE TOURS “ 100 | Summer 2017 | Travel Midwest Lake superior’s 1,200 mile circle tour is arguably the best scenic drive out of all of the Great Lakes circle tours, but the attractions are just as competitive, with the Great Lakes aquarium, fishing charters and boating options, lodging and many more amenities and events available, especially during the summer hours. Visit the split Rock Lighthouse for spectacular views and history on what it’s like to be a light keeper, or head to the Lake superior Provincial Park in ontario for amazing rock formations and steep cliffs. the circle tour itself winds through Canada as well, so make sure you’re willing to cross borders before planning your trip. take a tour of the harbor via Vista Fleet tours, located in Duluth, Minnesota. Vista Fleet offers up several tours that vary in length, so they can accommodate anyone, from small children who want pizza, to adults who would prefer to splurge on a dinner cruise. the ships offer great views and the tours can last anywhere from 45 minutes to a few hours, depending on your preference. the tours are complete with the history of the area and are very inform- ative while you’re taking pictures and enjoying refreshments. Weave your way in and around the Great Lakes and experience some of the most popular attractions, and keep an eye out for those less-popular hidden gems. Whether you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained, or if you would just like to relax from shoreline to shoreline, you’ll find that there is something for everyone on the banks of every Great Lake!