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Paddling Lake Superior and America's Great Lakes

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  • Photo of Paddling Lake Superior and America's Great Lakes
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The vastness of these lakes is difficult to comprehend if you have never seen them for yourself: it's more like being on a freshwater sea than on a lake, if it's rough the waves can get up to six metres high and if it's really rough up to ten metres…on a lake, but then these are the biggest lakes in the world.

Isle Royale is the largest island in the world's largest lake; this is rugged rocky country where the high cliffs look and are crumbly so mind your head when you paddle too close, varied with expanses of flat shoreline where trees hug the waterline. It is also home to the world's longest studied predator-prey relationship....a 50 year old study of Wolves and Moose in a closed island system.

If you go far enough from the lodges, into the remote parts where you'll find the best paddling you may also see some of the region’s wildlife.

Paddlers are spoilt for choice, beginners can go out for day trips or learn their craft in the local schools, experts can take off for as long as they like (to give an idea of the size the circumference of Lake Superior is about 1,000 miles, which would take you about a month of hard paddling to get around.) and there is something for everyone in between.

You have the option to stay in comfortable lodges or to camp if you're on the move.

Uncommon Adventures at Lake Superior.

Written by  Michael Gray.

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