Painting the Superior Hiking Trail

In 2011, Minnesota artist Neil Sherman began a quest to hike and paint along the 277-mile Superior Hiking Trail that follows the north shore of Lake Superior from Duluth, Minnesota, to the Canadian border. Find out more about his adventures.

“My original goals for this project were just to camp and create some interest in my paintings,” says Neil Sherman, an artist from Grand Marais, Minnesota. “After I read about a friend who has been kayaking along Lakes Michigan, Huron, and Superior and he was posting comments about the massive development along most of the shorelines, I wanted to respond to his call to take an interest in a particular area in hopes of prompting better conservation efforts. I started making hiking and painting trips with the idea of creating some buzz about my paintings, having some time to camp, and hopefully making people more aware of the beauty of the Superior Hiking Trail and the North Shore.” For more information, visit

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