Visitor FAQs

Keweenaw Visitor FAQs – Coronavirus Edition

The coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty for travelers, so our team assembled this FAQ page to provide some answers. If you questions that aren’t covered on this page, please email or call 906.337.4579.

Am I allowed to visit?

Yes!  The Upper Peninsula is part of Region 8 under the state of Michigan’s MI Safe Start Plan. The U.P. is at Stage 5 which allows visitors to travel to the Keweenaw.  However, we ask that visitors take extra precautions while visiting our communities like practicing safe social distancing recommendations and wearing masks when entering businesses and public spaces.  The Keweenaw has an abundance of outdoor space, so social distancing should be pretty easy and fun!

What’s open? Are there things to do?

Yes!  Many of our attractions, like the historic Quincy Mine, beaches, trails and scenic sites are open.  However some visitor attractions will remained closed to the public this summer and many area restaurants are offering limited service. Here’s a list to help you plan your visit: 

Do I have to bring a mask?

YES! Masks are required when entering a public place, business, or when social distancing cannot by followed unless an individual is medically unable to do so. Businesses are required to have their customers and employees wear a mask as well. Please respect our businesses who are following state requirements and trying to protect their employees, communities and customers! Thank you!

Where can I eat?

Many of our restaurants are offering dine-in service; however, they are required to limit the number of customers to allow for sufficient social distancing.  Many are looking to add outdoor seating to accommodate more customers and offer take options as well.  Check out the map to see which restaurants are open and the types of services they provide:  Here’s a list to help you plan your visit: 

What should I know before visiting?

Plan in advance. Pre-book activities when possible, as many attractions are required to reduce the number of guests per excursion. Have your lodging booked as well. Bring a mask, be patient, and take advantage of fewer people on the trails this summer!

Where can I get a travel guide?

Here’s a digital library filled with local area information and travel guides.  Plus, you can use our nifty Keweenaw Adventure Map to plan your trip. It’ll show you local lodging options, attractions, dining, and more.

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