Insider’s Guide to Michigan Tech Winter Carnival: 9 Can’t Miss Experiences

Posted on January 26th, 2022
In a place that regularly averages over 200 inches of snow a year, playing in the snow has become a skill that the Keweenaw has honed to utter perfection. Michigan Technological University’s Winter Carnival, full of snow and ice sculptures, music, and outdoor sports, celebrates the incredible m

Curling in Calumet

Posted on January 17th, 2022
Curling is considered one of the world’s oldest winter team sports with its roots found in 16th century Scotland where the art was practiced on frozen lochs and lakes. Today, curling is a Winter Olympics darling, and the sport is sweeping across the Midwest (pun intended)! Tucked away in the heart…
Man backcountry XC skiing near water

The How & Why: XC Backcountry Skiing in the Keweenaw

Posted on January 12th, 2022
The Copper Country is home to a plethora of scenic sites to visit, from huge vistas to hidden waterfalls.  Getting to these natural places is part of the fun, but in winter our deep lake effect snow makes access a challenge.  Particularly for protected natural places that only allow non-motorized…

Guide to Ice Climbing in the Keweenaw

Posted on January 5th, 2022
Step outside her cozy towns, and it doesn’t take long for the Keweenaw to remind you that she is an untamed land, locked in a 500-million-year battle with Lake Superior and the elements. Tall, sandstone cliff-faces, cut from glacial movement and altered by eons of weather, drop starkly into Lake S…
Family skating in hockey arena

Ice Skating in the Keweenaw

Posted on December 21st, 2021
Skate laps, slap a puck around, practice your figure skating moves, or simply sip on a cup of hot cocoa while watching others glide across the ice…. Ice skating is a classic winter pastime that can be enjoyed at a variety of historic indoor rinks and charming outdoor rinks throughout the Keweenaw. H…
Ice skating in Houghton with Bridge in Background

Local Winter Guide to Visiting Houghton

Posted on December 14th, 2021
Houghton serves as the Gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula. Located on the southern shore of the Keweenaw Waterway, Houghton’s collection of outdoor snow adventures, history, dining, and culture make the city a destination for winter enthusiasts.  Here are our top recommendations for en…

Keweenaw Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 10th, 2021
Looking for gifts to share your love of the Keweenaw? We’ve compiled a list of local businesses to visit in person or online to find completely one-of-a-kind gifts to commemorate the Copper Country! While we all know the best gift you’ll bring home is the memories made up here, it never hurts to

Snowshoeing the Keweenaw’s Frozen Lighthouses

Posted on December 2nd, 2021
    The Keweenaw’s vast Lake Superior shoreline is dotted with scenic lighthouses. Once essential navigation tools for Great Lakes freighters moving supplies to and from remote communities, most of these lonely outposts are still used by fishermen, recreational boaters, and padd…

A Taste of Houghton: Unique Dining Experiences in Downtown Houghton

Posted on November 12th, 2021
  There are some nights in downtown Houghton where your dinner plans call for something a little… more. Perhaps a sunset stroll along the waterfront has inspired a little romance… you’re celebrating a personal best after a day on the Tech Trails… or you’re just looking to break brea…
A sign reading: "Powder House" is visible in front of a ruined stone building surrounded by thick forest

Spooky Keweenaw Lore to Explore: Legends and Locations

Posted on October 22nd, 2021
  The last days of October find the Keweenaw busy with Halloween fun. Folks around town are treated to spooky decorations in shop fronts, smiling scarecrows, and a community lively with anticipation for Halloween events and camaraderie. The surreal, warm autumn that brought us blazing fall…
Produced by
Please read!

This site uses "Cookies" to store limited information required to provide you with a consistent user experience. Click "Show more" for additional information.

Show more Got it!