About Keweenaw County

Boy in Leaves - Photo Credit: Becky Boes

There are many vantage points to see the splendor of this county. A hike or drive up Brockway Mountain Drive is a must, but especially in the fall when nature spatters paint then douses the old growth forests in jewel colors. As the highest scenic roadway between the Alleghenies and the Rockies, it offers spectacular sunsets and views of Lake Superior’s rocky coast a thousand feet below.

If you’re a diver you can explore the numerous shipwrecks of the Keweenaw Underwater Preserve that surrounds the peninsula. Mountain bicyclists get their thrills on the IMBA designated Epic Trails in Copper Harbor. Paddlers are exhilarated by the Keweenaw Water Trail. ATVers crisscross the county’s 100+ miles of designated trails. Rockhounds gather agates strewn along beaches.

Birders are never disappointed in the spring and fall when migrating hawks and birds wing over Copper Harbor as they follow centuries-old flight paths between Canada and South America.

Rock Harbor Lighthouse - Photo Credit: Isle Royale National Park Service

Winter is this county’s regal season. One of the snowiest places in the Midwest, this place is considered paradise by snowmobilers, crosscountry skiers and snowshoers. But the real daredevils meet their match at Mt. Bohemia, renowned for its merciless ski slopes.

This land of waterfalls and lighthouses also attracts artisans whose galleries spring up in the county’s quaint harbor towns. Some artists create masterpieces for the palate with jars of thimbleberry jam, fresh-caught fish and hot-fromthe-oven pasties prepared throughout the region.

Learn more: www.keweenaw.info or 800/338-7982.