Lake Superior Reading List

Pack these titles for your next Lake Superior vacation.



The late Wayland Drew was a contemporary of Canadian canoeing icon Bill Mason. He canoed the north shore of Lake Superior in the 1970s and 80s, creating memories that no doubt inspired his novels. Danielle Sosin’s first book presents a haunting, multi-generational view of the lake.

Halfway Man by Wayland Drew (1989)

The Wabeno Feast by Wayland Drew (1983)

The Long Shining Waters by Danielle Sosin (2012)


How does your experience compare to these personal stories inspired by encounters with the wilderness and people of Lake Superior?

Breakfast at the Hoito by Charles Wilkins (2001)

Great Lakes Journey by Gary and Joanie McGuffin (2003)

Superior: Journeys on an Inland Sea by Gary and Joanie McGuffin (1996)

The Greatest Lake by Conor Mihell (2012)

The Living Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis (2004)

Natural and Cultural History:

Lake Superior had a rich and diverse natural history—which in turn has influenced people from the indigenous Ojibwa to the fur-trading voyageurs and the Group of Seven.

In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven by Jim and Sue Waddington (2013)

Roadside Geology of Ontario: North Shore of Lake Superior by E.G. Pye (1997)

Spirits on Stone by Thor and Julie Conway (1991)

Superior: The Haunted Shore by Wayland Drew and Bruce Littlejohn (1975)

Superior: Under the Shadow of the Gods by Barbara Chisholm and Andrea Gutsche (1999)

The Voyageur by Grace Lee Nute (1955)


Plan your own adventure on Lake Superior, or learn more about what you’ll see on a guided trip with Naturally Superior Adventures.

A Paddler’s Guide to the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area by Darrell Makin and Zack Kruzins (2012)

Guide to Sea Kayaking on Lakes Superior and Michigan by Bill Newman, Sarah Ohmann and Don Dimond (1999)