Houghton County

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With the promise of work and fortune, thousands of Finnish and Cornish immigrants came to mine copper on the Keweenaw Peninsula. You can immerse yourself in their and other cultures in Houghton County — and pursue your own dreams across our land and waters.

Thousands of years before European settlers arrived, ancient peoples hunted, fished and mined copper in the Keweenaw Peninsula. In the mid 1800s, thousands of dreamers poured into the pristine woods and coastlines to seek the precious mineral.Generations later, their spirit of adventure, desire for knowledge and innovation, and joy in life are yours to experience all year in Houghton County.

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Visitor Links

Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Keweenaw Convention and Visitors Bureau
Copper Harbor Improvement Association


Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light Station
Keweenaw Waterway Upper Entrance Light Station
Portage River Light Station