What to do on the South Shore
Cornucopia has a large public beach, perfect for swimming, picnics and stand up paddle boarding. Rentals are available at Lost Creek Outfitters, at the corner of State Highway 13 and Old 13 Road. Fill your water bottle at the artesian well near the beach and take some time to visit the Green Shed Museum, which documents the last 100 years of life on the rugged south shore of Lake Superior. In the marina, you will find boat charters, gift shops and galleries, the Halverson fishery offering fresh and smoked fish and even lodging. Good Earth Outfitters operates charter services to see the sea caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore from the Cornucopia Marina. They leave multiple times per day and each trip lasts about two hours. They also offer trips to Sand Island.
Venture into downtown to find restaurants, a historic general store and a coffee shop. Two waterfalls are easily accessible from Cornucopia, Siskiwit Falls and Lost Creek Falls.
Herbster is home to a popular campground right on a sandy beach, which provides a beautiful spot to watch spectacular Lake Superior sunsets. Herbster’s annual spring Smelt Fry is held in a historic log gymnasium built in the 1930’s and Herbster Days is annual celebration of summer, held every August.
The Port Wing Heritage Hall showcases the history of the area, with artifacts and exhibits on commercial fishing, logging and sandstone quarrying. Nearby, Quarry Point and Big Pete Boreal State Natural Areas invite exploration. Twin Falls, is an easy hike to a double waterfall. Visit the pristine public beaches and walk on the pier that juts out into Lake Superior. Fresh and smoked locally caught fish is available in town. A highlight of each summer is the Labor Day Fish Boil and the Lions Club Fall Festival.