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Lake Superior Day 2020
Lake Superior Community Celebration
Celebrate Lake Superior Day in 2020 with a week of scavenger hunt challenges and a virtual concert from Duluth funk rock band One Less Guest.
Beginning on Monday, July 13, this entirely family-friendly hunt will be available during the week leading up to Lake Superior Day. Scavenger hunt challenges will be highlighted throughout the week. Follow the Lake Superior Reserve’s Facebook Page for clues and photos from other scavenger hunt participants. Participants can download the scavenger hunt with instructions for participation or pick up a copy at the Lake Superior Estuarium, Super One Foods on Oakes Street, or at the Yellowjacket Union on the UW-Superior campus. At each of these locations there will be a bin with a Lake Superior Day poster on it that will contain copies of the scavenger hunt. This wide ranging scavenger hunt will take participants all over town, visiting Superior’s famous landmarks and beautiful places.
On Sunday, July 19th, 2:00–4:00 p.m. scavenger hunt participants can submit their completed scavenger hunt at the Lake Superior Estuarium (3 Marina Drive, Barker's Island). All participants will be entered into a raffle for superior prizes donated by Earth Rider, North Shore SUP, Epicurean, and Trailfitters.
Sunday, July 19, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Kids Paddle FREE!
Children 16 and under who submit a completed scavenger hunt will also be able to try stand up paddle boarding, courtesy of North Shore SUP on Barker's Island from 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 19th.
Participants must submit online waiver form in advance of paddling.
Sunday, July 19, 4:30 p.m.
Facebook Live Concert with
One Less Guest
History of lake superior day
Lake Superior Day was started in the early 1990s to highlight the importance of this great water body to the basin’s environment and economy. This year’s event is coordinated by the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve operated by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Extension in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Reserve encompasses over 16,000 acres along the St. Louis River freshwater estuary. Come enjoy the festivities in appreciation of the lake!
About lake superior
Lake Superior is the cleanest, coldest, and clearest of the Great Lakes. The largest lake by surface area in the world, it fuels our local shipping, commercial fishing, and recreational industries while providing clean drinking water. Every day, each of the 600,000 human residents of the Lake Superior basin use water from the lake for drinking, home use, industrial use, or recreation. The lake is essential for countless fish, birds, animals, and plants.