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Keweenaw Peninsula
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Surrounded by Lake Superior this northern Michigan area was the first site of the United States' copper boom.
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Michael H
Elk River, MN720 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
The Keweenaw Peninsula is a scenic and historical treasure. The beauty of the north woods and Lake Superior shoreline is reason enough to make the Keweenaw country a destination attraction, and the copper mining history of the Houghton-Hancock-Calumet area is a major bonus. Include Copper Harbor, Eagle River, and Eagle Harbor in your visit if you can. The Eagle Harbor Lighthouse was our family personal favorite.
Written July 24, 2021
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TnBsMom
Glenwood Springs, CO87 contributions
Oct 2021
We did a two-day drive up one side of the peninsula and down the other in rain and clouds. The maples were very pretty as were the views of the lakes. We visited the Keweenaw Brewery and the Librewery (combo library/brewery) in Houghton, a couple of lighthouses further north. The highlight of our chilly explorations was our walk through the Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary. Inspiring story of how the area was saved from logging and preserved for our future. Because we were there mid-October, many businesses and restaurants had closed for the season.
Written June 30, 2022
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Mike S
Muncie, IN13 contributions
Sep 2011 • Family
Start at Copper Harbor, head west on M26. You'll roll around a corner & there is a deep blue Lake Superior. As you drive along there will be stands of birch, pine & hard woods, set in rustic and on trampled settings. On your right you'll see miles of sandy beaches & an occasional rocky outcropping. If you have children, they will beg to climb on them. There are several scenic turnouts to enjoy a large ship passing in the distance. As you travel further you'll drive through Eagle Harbor & Eagle River. Both with wonderful lighthouses & a few water falls on the way. Turning south towards Houghton & Hancock, You go through many small towns showing the remnants of Michigan's turn of the century copper industry. All and all it's a great drive , one of the best I've ever been on. I live 12 hours away & try to do it every other year.
Written May 22, 2012
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M2552VCmelissad
Westland, MI15 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Keweenaw Peninsula is full of waterfalls, small shops, lava flow landscapes with wonderful beaches to explore. Stop at Copper World in Calumet, take the Quincy Mine tour and pretend to be a miner from the Copper boom. It's a great place for rock hounds to find a nice gem or piece of float copper. Stop by Hungarian Falls, Manganese or Jacobs Falls. Make a reservation for dinner at Fitzgeralds in Eagle River.
Written October 7, 2017
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GigiMinneapolis_MN
Minneapolis, MN60 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
I've been interested in the Keweenaw Peninsula for years and finally got there. It far surpassed my expectations. For lovers of big water, there are miles and miles of lakeside roads with accessible sand beaches and the majesty of Lake Superior in all directions. For lovers of history, the European settlement and mining of the Keweenaw are skillfully depicted in numerous museums and exhibits all over the peninsula. For nature lovers, there are plenty of opportunities to get away and find quiet. For explorers, there are small towns that can be imagined 100 years ago when they hummed with mining-related activity.

For lodging, you can find plenty of independent motels operated the way they used to be, or find a cottage to rent, or take a room at Laurium Manor and live like a mining magnate, or stay in Houghton and enjoy the charm of the well-preserved downtown.

We spent two days and I wish we'd planned a third. I'd like to have gone to more museums and take the self-guided walking tours of historic buildings in Houghton and Hancock. I expected to enjoy the Keweenaw, but instead I was entranced by it. I hope to go back.
Written September 20, 2014
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timmind
Stevens Point, WI412 contributions
Aug 2012 • Friends
We're fans of the Keweenaw. Attractions: Lake Superior views and beaches, clean air and water, northwoods hiking and biking, berry picking, fascinating history with mining ruins to explore, geology to learn about, fresh fish to eat, friendly residents and NO CROWDS. Good thing it's so far from big cities, that's what's saved it from being trashed by overdevelopment. So don't tell everybody, just people you know who agree, it's excellent just the way it is.
Written September 1, 2012
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scott u
3 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
It's far enough away from any big population centers, that it doesn't get a ton of tourist traffic. The area is somewhat economically depressed, so I wish a few more tourists would find this spot... just a few though! Some of my favorite things:
- mtn biking in copper harbor
- just the drive to copper harbor is spectacular 26 / 41; hit all the road-side scenic pull-outs, stop at the jam pot, side-trip up brockway mtn
- great sand bay: swimming, agate hunting
- Keweenaw National Historical Park sites: quincy steam hoist underground tour is cool and the museum at the calumet hq is top notch
- skiing at mt bohemia: must-do for any advanced skier in the midwest
- pizza at the ambassador in houghton
- dinner at michigan house in calumet
- hiking estivant pines
- kayaking
- x-c skiing the swedetown trails
Written February 23, 2016
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lynnin31
Indianapolis, In7 contributions
Aug 2014
If you want to get off the grid, this is the place and its worth every mile logged to get there! The whole peninsula is terrific for rock hounding, and for simply soaking up the beauty of the Lake Superior's many moods and faces. Be sure to visit several shoreline parks on both sides of the peninsula because they each have something unique to offer!
Written September 2, 2014
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Citallwic
Columbia, SC9,123 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
The Keweenaw Peninsula is a scenic and historical treasure. The beauty of the north woods and Lake Superior shoreline is reason enough to make the Keweenaw country a destination attraction, and the copper mining history of the Houghton-Hancock-Calumet area is a major bonus. Include Copper Harbor, Eagle River, and Eagle Harbor in your visit if you can. Checking the weather forecast should be part of your trip planning. My recent visit was blessed with fine weather, thank goodness, but the weather here can swing to extremes on short notice.
Written August 21, 2018
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MarilynnKS
Jackson, MI18 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
The ultimate in getting away from it all. Camping, kayaking and hiking. To top it off the freshest air you can find.
Coming from the south you will go over the bridge from Houghton to Hancock and head north. You can stop for breakfast in Hancock because it will be an all day adventure. You will pass through small towns and Calumet now has a fast food restaurant. Up the coast on route 41 there will be places to stop to shop and see lighthouses. There will be plenty of places for taking pictures.
Brockway Mountain is a great side trip that takes you to the top for a brethren taking view and a photo must.
US 41 will take you "to the end of the earth" where it loops around in a circle drive to head south. There also is a old fort there but the name escapesm.
Written December 31, 2016
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