Day 7 – Lake Superior Provincial Park
On the 2nd last day or our trip we went south from Wawa through Superior park again. I loved it there so much I thought it was the perfect place to spend the end of our journey. We explored some of the same sites and a few new ones (including seeing the Chippewa river, if you remember the Gordon Lightfoot song ‘Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald).
Just for fun; I read up about this fascinating lake during the drive and thought I’d end off by sharing some Lake Superior facts.
- Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area
- Lake Superior could hold the water from all of the other Great Lakes, along with three more Lake Eries. Because of its great size, Superior has a retention time of 191 years.
- It contains 10% of the world’s fresh surface water
- Thanks to a weather phenomenon known as a ‘noreaster’, Lake Superior is the site of 350 ship wrecks, including the Edmund Fitzgerald
- The water is so clean that the average depth of visibility is 27 feet
- The deepest spot in the lake is 1,332 ft (406 metres)
We ended the trip the day after by driving from Sudbury back to Toronto. It was a long and amazing trip, but as always it’s good to be home :)