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 a list of 5 fun and free things to do with kids in the Copper Country that all have something adults can enjoy too.  Take a look!

Chutes and Ladders

Play at Chutes and Ladders  – Chutes and Ladders is a waterfront park located on Lakeshore Drive in Houghton. This amazing park is like a giant game of Chutes and Ladders that kids can spend hours playing in.  There is also a great swimming beach with indoor changing areas and restrooms and let’s not forget the amazing view of the Portage Canal and the Hancock hillside.

KNHP Calumet Visitor Center
Go to the Keweenaw National Historic Park Calumet Visitor Center – The Calumet Visitor Center is an amazing, 3 story museum that is full of different exhibits about the rich copper mining history of the area. With all kinds of kid-friendly, interactive things to do, this is a great place to spend a rainy day with the family.

Bete Grise Beach
Go swimming at Bete Grise Beach – Bete Grise Beach is located just outside of Lac La Belle and is a perfectly sandy beach that slowly fades into Lake Superior. Bring your chairs, let the kids play and enjoy the beautiful view of Bare Bluff and Mount Bohemia.


Estivant PinesHike the Estivant Pines – This nature sanctuary contains hundreds of virgin pine trees that can measure 3-5 feet in diameter! There are 2 different trails that are each about a mile in length so this makes it easy for even little feet to walk!


berriesPick Berries – Late summer in the Keweenaw is a great time to go berry picking. With all kinds of wild blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and thimbleberries growing throughout the area, you can spend some time at some of the most beautiful areas of the Copper Country and feed the kids a healthy snack!

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