The shores of Lake Superior provide many great opportunities to get outside throughout the day. None are as iconic or impressive as watching the sun rise or fall over the horizon. A Lake Superior sunrise or sunset is something special, and fortunately it happens pretty much every day.
There are even a few special places where you can watch both the sunrise and sunset in the same place!
Presque Isle – Marquette
Geographically Presque Isle, a city park in Marquette juts out into Lake Superior and offers the stand up paddler or kayaker the opportunity to paddle out in the early morning to catch the sunrise or in the evening catch the sun dropping into the lake to the west. Be sure to stop by the Marquette store and ask how you can join a group paddle!
No matter where you’re at in the Keweenaw, you are close to the big lake. The North/South orientation makes for a lot of great locations to watch the day come or go. Copper Harbor, sitting in the very northern part offers you a chance to watch both without even moving! Another option would be to get away from the beach and head to higher ground. The center of the peninsula has many high points where the lake is visible to both the east and west. Stop in at our Houghton store and they can fill you in on their favorite spots.
No matter if you choose a sunrise, sunset, or both, get out and enjoy everything the Upper Peninsula has to offer. Our staff can help you with local knowledge and the gear you need to make every day great.