With 125 miles of Lake Superior shoreline and countless inland lakes and rivers, the Keweenaw is a dream destination for all water enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy swimming in Lake Superior, paddling the Keweenaw Waterway, or fishing our inland lakes and rivers, following a few water safety tips will ensure that your next adventure is safe and enjoyable.
Before heading out on the water, it is important to be prepared. Lake Superior and water activities pose inherent risks that adventurers should be aware of and take precautions against. Always check the weather and wind conditions before heading out, as they can change rapidly and cause dangerous situations. Additionally, it is important to know where you are going, as cell-service is not available in all areas. Save maps of the area to your phone or have paper maps ready in case you get lost.
Swimming in Lake Superior is a great way to enjoy beautiful scenery and have some fun, but it's important to stay safe and be aware of the risks.
From sea kayaking on Lake Superior to exploring the Portage Canal on paddle board or kayak, the Keweenaw offers many different paddling experiences. Before you go out, plan your route and let someone know when you expect to return.
To ensure a safe and enjoyable boating experience in the Keweenaw, it is important to take the proper safety precautions and familiarize yourself with the local boating regulations. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind!