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Published on Monday, October 19, 2015

Aurora Borealis Light Up the Great Lakes




The Great Lakes Region is more than just stunning vistas and beautiful waters; you can also tick gazing at the unique colours of the Northern Lights off your bucket list. Here are our top three places to see the Aurora Borealis in the Great Lakes:




Cook County, Minnesota




Cook County, on the north eastern tip of Minnesota, has plenty of outdoor spaces to lie back and watch the colours light up the sky. The area, home to Minnesota's tallest mountain peaks and highest waterfall, provide a breath-taking backdrop to watch the northern lights glow. Locals head to Oberg Mountain in the Superior National Forest to capture views of the Aurora casting its glow over Lake Superior. The Aurora Borealis can be seen between late autumn and early spring in Cook County.




Michigan's Upper Peninsula




Michigan's Upper Peninsula is one of the northernmost parts of the continental USA, extending out into Lake Superior about 410 kilometres from Green Bay, Wisconsin. Aurora sightings are common in the region, with many locals able to catch the glowing lights from their gardens. For the best chance of see the Aurora Borealis, head to Marquette, the major port on Lake Superior, or the Keweenaw Peninsula, the state's northernmost area. The best time to see the Northern Lights in Michigan is during the spring and autumn months.




Northern Wisconsin




On the shores of Lake Superior, the northern most region of Wisconsin is a fantastic spot for watching the Aurora Borealis. Surrounded by the waters of the Great Lakes, greens and pinks light up the night sky, putting on a beautiful natural show for locals and welcomed visitors alike. On a clear night, the northern lights reflect off the largest lake in North America, creating a spectacular show you won't see anywhere else. You are more likely to see the Northern Lights in Wisconsin during autumn and late spring.




To find out more about the Great Lakes visit: www.greatlakesusa.co.uk and to book your next holiday visit Vacations to America: www.vacationstoamerica.com/other-regions

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