About the Keweenaw


Objibwa for “to portage”, Keweenaw's name is attributed to the route the natives used when paddling birch bark canoes. The Keweenaw Peninsula is technically an island, separated from the rest of the UP by the Portage Canal at it's sister cities of Houghton and Hancock (50 miles south of Copper Harbor).

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7 places to enjoy the nightlife in Houghton

Posted on July 28th, 2016

As you enter the town of Houghton, coming along US 41 after leaving the beautiful Michigan Tech campus you will see a statue of a miner. The miner looks like he is heading to work. The town of Houghton and …

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5 Free, Kid Friendly Things To Do in the Copper Country

Posted on August 23rd, 2016

 

The Keweenaw is a family friendly vacation destination that is great all year around.  With school starting soon, why not come up to the Keweenaw for one last retreat before the busy school schedules start.  We have put together …

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Fishing in the Keweenaw

Posted on June 15th, 2016

Well you made it here (or are planning to come here), now how do you spend your time? Really, what IS there to do here anyway? A real fisherman wouldn’t have to contemplate this, not even for a moment. He …

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Keweenaw – A Mountain Bike Utopia

Posted on June 9th, 2016

Perched at the top of Michigan, the Keweenaw Peninsula might – at first glance –  have a few strikes against it as a mountain bike destination: it’s hundreds of miles from just about anywhere, has long cold winters and short …

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Top 10 Summer Events You Should Plan For

Posted on April 29th, 2016
Bridgefest – The Bridgefest celebration includes events ranging from outdoor concerts, boat tours, sporting events, the annual Bridgefest Parade and fireworks.  The Houghton Waterfront turns into a scenic venue in which to browse exhibits from local artisans, as well as…
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Collecting Minerals in the Keweenaw Peninsula

Posted on April 7th, 2016

Collecting minerals and rocks in Pure Michigan is a pastime for many and a great way to experience the outdoors and beauty of the Great Lakes state.  From beaches to road cuts and more, naturally beautiful minerals can be collected …

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Discover Upper Michigan’s Copper Country Trail National Byway

Posted on April 1st, 2016

How do you plan to explore Upper Michigan’s Copper Country this summer?  Pull out your map and set your GPS to the Copper Country Trail National Byway, the 47-mile stretch of US-41 from Hancock, MI to Copper Harbor, MI.  The …

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