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 Lake Superior Circle Tour

Take the  1450 miles (2,300 km,) tour around Lake Superior. The Lake Superior Circle Tour hugs shoreline in many areas. "Lake Superior Circle Tour is the longest of the scenic drives in that completely circles Lake Superior through Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Existed
 1988–present

Lake Superior is the largest of the five traditionally demarcated Great Lakes of North America. The lake is bounded by Ontario and Minnesota to the north and west, and Wisconsin and Michigan to the south. Wikipedia 

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LENGTH: 350 miles / 563 km.
WATER SURFACE AREA: 31,700 sq. miles / 82,100 sq. km
BREADTH: 160 miles / 257 km. SHORELINE LENGTH (including islands): 2,726 miles / 4,385 km.
AVERAGE DEPTH: 483 ft. / 147 m. ELEVATION: 600 ft. / 183 m
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 1,332 ft. / 406 m. OUTLET: St. Marys River to Lake Huron
VOLUME: 2,900 cubic miles / 12,100 cubic km. RETENTION/REPLACEMENT TIME: 191 years

NAME: The first French explorers approaching the great inland sea by way of the Ottawa River and Lake Huron referred to their discovery as le lac superieur. Properly translated, the expression means "Upper Lake," that is, the lake above Lake Huron. Kitchi-gummi, a Chippewa Indian translation, signifies Great-water or Great-lake. A Jesuit name, Lac Tracy, was never officially adopted.


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The Lake Superior Circle Tour in northern Wisconsin (highway 13), loops around Lake Superior state highways in the US states of Michigan, Minnesota (highway 61) and Wisconsin and provincial highways in the Canadian province of Ontario (highway 17). These highways are usually the closest to the lake.

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